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Amid Cancer Report, OJ Denies One Thing

Simpson doesn't address rumored prostate cancer but says he's definitely not in hospice

(Newser) - Rumor has it that OJ Simpson has received a cancer diagnosis—a report the former football star hasn't confirmed or denied, though he wants everyone to know he's doing A-OK. Sources tell WPLG that the 76-year-old athlete and actor, who was acquitted in 1995 of murdering ex-wife Nicole...

Rosalynn Carter Enters Hospice Care
Rosalynn Carter
Enters Hospice Care

Rosalynn Carter Enters Hospice Care

Former first lady and President Carter are 'spending time with each other and their family,' grandson says

(Newser) - Former first lady Rosalynn Carter, 96, has entered hospice care at her home in Plains, Georgia, the Carter Center announced Friday. Her husband, former President Jimmy Carter, also is in hospice care in their home. The family announced earlier this year that Rosalynn Carter is dealing with dementia. "She...

Jimmy Carter, at Nearly 99, Is 'Coming to the End'

But, grandson says, he and wife Rosalynn are still happy, in love

(Newser) - Jimmy Carter's 99th birthday is coming up on October 1, and while his physical challenges are "really significant," the former president watches baseball and spends time with his family nearly every day, says his grandson Jason Carter. The younger Carter, chairman of the Carter Center's Board...

Jimmy Carter Is Giving Us One Last Gift
Jimmy Carter Is
Giving Us One Last Gift

Jimmy Carter Is Giving Us One Last Gift

Former president might change the way people view hospice care, writes doctor

(Newser) - Many people figured Jimmy Carter had only weeks, maybe even days, to live when he entered home hospice care back in February. Six months later, he remains in his Georgia home , still enjoying time with loved ones. With this, critical care physician Daniela J. Lamas writes in a New York ...

Grandson on Carter in Hospice: He Knows He's 'Not in Charge'

Ex-president, 98, is in good spirits, relying on his faith, wife Rosalynn, per Jason Carter

(Newser) - Three months after entering end-of-life care at home , former President Jimmy Carter remains in good spirits as he visits with family, follows public discussion of his legacy, and receives updates on the Carter Center's humanitarian work around the world, his grandson says. He's even enjoying regular servings of...

Jimmy Carter to Receive Hospice Care at Home

Former president makes decision after series of hospital stays

(Newser) - Former President Jimmy Carter will begin receiving hospital care at his Georgia home, the Carter Center announced Saturday. The statement said he made the decision after a series of brief stays in the hospital, ABC News reports, without specifying any ailments. Carter has chosen "to spend his remaining time...

BBC Host Pens 'Message I Never Wanted to Write'
'Bowel Babe'
Blown Away
by Damehood
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BBC's 'Bowel Babe' Blown Away by Damehood

Deborah James awarded for charity efforts days after announcing she was in hospice care

(Newser) - Update: Deborah James' days are limited. But recent ones have been remarkable. The host of the BBC podcast "You, Me, and the Big C," now in hospice care with bowel cancer, was awarded damehood Thursday as her campaign to raise money for cancer research, started just four days...

NFL's Geno Hayes in Hospice at 33
NFL's Geno Hayes
in Hospice at 33

NFL's Geno Hayes in Hospice at 33

The former Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Florida State Seminoles player has liver disease

(Newser) - Geno Hayes, the former linebacker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Florida State Seminoles, is in hospice care at age 33. Hayes was diagnosed with liver disease two years ago and entered the hospital last month. He's now been moved to hospice care at his parents' Georgia home,...

Coronavirus Patients Don't Have to Die Alone

America's first pop-up coronavirus hospice appears in New Orleans

(Newser) - In New Orleans, a sad testament to the dying: the nation's first pop-up hospice center for hospitalized coronavirus patients. The state's biggest hospice provider, Heart of Hospice, teamed up with East Jefferson General Hospital to let loved ones be there for dying relatives, provided visitors wear protective gear....

More Americans Are Dying at Home Instead of in Hospitals
More Americans
Are Dying the Way
They Want To

More Americans Are Dying the Way They Want To

People are dying at home instead of in hospitals

(Newser) - For the first time since the early 1900s, more Americans are dying at home than in hospitals, a trend that reflects more hospice care and progress toward the kind of end that most people say they want. Deaths in nursing homes also have declined, according to a report in the...

Meet the Foster Dad Who Helps Children Die

The Libyan-born Muslim takes in the sickest kids

(Newser) - Several years after Mohamed Bzeek came to the US from Libya as a college student in 1978, the quiet, devout Muslim met a woman named Dawn who was a foster parent after being inspired by her grandparents, who had also been foster parents. The two married and began to foster...

Former Model Starved to Death—but Not From Anorexia
Former Model Starved to
Death—but Not From Anorexia
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Former Model Starved to Death—but Not From Anorexia

Down to 77 pounds, Lisa Brown said she was 'done fighting'

(Newser) - In her late 20s, Lisa Brown had it all—the 5'10" former model married her college sweetheart, had attended grad school, and loved to cook gourmet meals and take spins in a classic Mustang convertible. But at 28 she began to mysteriously lose weight and vomit after eating. By...

How Santa Made a Dying Child's Christmas
Heartbreaking Santa Story
May Have Been a Hoax

Heartbreaking Santa Story May Have Been a Hoax

Professional Santa claimed 5-year-old boy died in his arms

(Newser) - A heartbreaking story about a professional Santa Claus who comforted a terminally ill 5-year-old boy as the child died in his arms may not be true. Eric Schmitt-Matzen told the Knoxville News-Sentinel he had been called to a hospital because the dying boy wanted to meet Santa Claus, and that...

FBI: Hospice Owner Told Nurses to Make Patients 'Go Bye-Bye'

Search warrant reveals unbelievable texts

(Newser) - It's tough to comprehend: The FBI says the owner of a Dallas-area hospice ordered nurses to increase drug dosages for patients to speed their deaths and maximize profits, reports the AP . The revelations come via KXAS-TV , which obtained an affidavit filed to justify a search warrant of Novus Health...

What It's Like to Adopt a Baby Who's Going to Die

Family takes in infants with grim prognoses, loves them for as long as they can

(Newser) - When Cori Salchert and her husband Mark of Sheboygan, Wis., adopted a baby in 2012, it was under unusual circumstances. Biological parents to eight children already, Cori had spent years as a registered nurse and always loved caring for hospice patients as well as babies in maternity wards, she tells...

Westboro's Fred Phelps 'on Edge of Death,' Says Son

Reportedly in hospice care

(Newser) - Fred Phelps, best known for his controversial protests at military funerals, is reportedly in hospice care and "on the edge of death" in Kansas, his estranged son says in a Facebook post. Nate Phelps also claims that the 84-year-old driving force behind the Westboro Baptist Church was ex-communicated by...

Not Dying? Hospices Want You Anyway

 Not Dying? Hospice 
 Wants You Anyway 

Not Dying? Hospice Wants You Anyway

Recruiting healthier patients for profit, 'Washington Post' reveals

(Newser) - Hospice care is for the terminally ill, yet the number of "hospice survivors" jumped 50% in California between 2002 and 2012. Something to celebrate? Not quite: A Washington Post investigation into the $17 billion industry now dominated by for-profits reveals hospice companies recruit patients who aren't dying because...

Your Dog Can Now Get Hospice Care

Vets increasingly making end-of-life home visits

(Newser) - With pet owners reluctant to lose their companions at a veterinary clinic, end-of-life care for animals is changing. Increasingly, vets are offering in-home services, during which they make dying dogs and cats as comfortable as possible; in many cases, they ultimately euthanize them in their own homes, the New York ...

12-Year-Old Boy Stops Cancer Treatment

Alex Rodriguez prefers hospice care at home with his family

(Newser) - Five years of surgery, chemo, and rehabilitation have convinced a 12-year-old cancer patient to halt his treatments, ABC News reports. Alex Rodriguez of Shelbyville, Tenn., chose hospice care at home with his family over going to Texas for experimental treatments. “He is a very courageous young man to have...

Nurse Loses License Over Affair With Dying Patient

Amber Van Brunt admits to falling 'in love' with wheelchair-bound man

(Newser) - Bad idea: Having sex with a married man. Worse idea: Having sex with a married man who also happens to be your hospice patient. A nurse has lost her license for 20 years after admitting to doing just that, the Oklahoman reports. Amber Van Brunt, 33, is appealing the Oklahoma...

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