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Former Creighton coach 'Red' McManus dies at 88

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Creighton University says former head basketball coach John "Red" McManus has died. Creighton sports information director Rob Anderson said Wednesday that McManus passed away Tuesday in Omaha at the age of 88. McManus had been under hospice care. McManus was an ... Full story

U.S. sues owner of nation's biggest for-profit hospice chain

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department is suing Chemed Corp <CHE.N> and its hospice subsidiaries, including the biggest U.S. for-profit hospice chain, alleging false billings for Medicare hospice services. Full story

Kate Middleton visits children’s hospice

   Kate Middleton, spent her second wedding anniversary visiting a children’s hospice on official duties. While Prince William was on shift with the RAF in Anglesey, Kate met patients at a children's hospice in Hampshire. ITV’s Tim Ewart reports.  

Race and geography may influence late-stage kidney care

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - At the end of life, black kidney disease patients are more likely than white patients to continue intensive dialysis instead of choosing hospice care, according to a new study. Full story

Pennsylvania hospice reports elderly man kills wife, self

(Reuters) - A patient at a Pennsylvania hospice was shot and killed on Tuesday by her elderly husband, who then killed himself in an apparent murder-suicide, the hospital said. Full story

End-of-life care often still hectic, aggressive

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Fewer elderly Americans are dying in acute care hospitals than were a decade ago, according to a new study of where Medicare beneficiaries spend their final months of life. Full story

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  Grave illness can’t keep veteran from voting

93-year-old World War II veteran Frank Tanabe is gravely ill, but wouldn’t let that keep him from voting. Rev. Al Sharpton reflects on the importance of voting, and asks if you are a likely voter.

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Susan Taylor, 34, died while trying to swim across the English Channel to raise money for Diabetes Uk and the Rainbow Children's Hospice.
Susan Taylor, 34, died while trying to swim across the English Channel to raise money for Diabetes Uk and the Rainbow Children's Hospice.

Susan Taylor, 34, died while trying to swim across the English Channel to raise money for Diabetes Uk and the Rainbow Children's Hospice.

Mye Nyo is comforted by Thi Darwin at a Catholic-run hospice for AIDS patients in Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State
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Phil Tinnin in the bathroom where he rode out the tornado with his sister Diana who is in hospice care.

Duchess of Cambridge visits East Anglia's Children's Hospices
Duchess of Cambridge visits East Anglia's Children's Hospices

epa03151524 Catherine Duchess of Cambridge makes a speech during her visit to the Treehouse, part of the East Anglia's Children's Hospices, in Ipswich, Britain, 19 March 2012. The Duchess addressed the organisation's staff, supporters and the families of children with life-threatening conditions who