Category: New York

Diagnosed With Dementia, She Documented Her Wishes. They Said No.

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Susan Saran was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia, a progressive, fatal brain disease. After suffering two brain hemorrhages, Saran signed an advance directive for dementia, a controversial new document that instructs caregivers to withhold hand-feeding and fluids at the end of life. She wears a chain bearing instructions that she not be resuscitated.(Heidi de Marco/KHN) ITHACA, ….  Read More

Among U.S. States, New York’s Suicide Rate Is The Lowest. How’s That?

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Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). “I just snapped” is how Jessica Lioy describes her attempt in April to kill herself. After a tough year in which she’d moved back to her parents’ Syracuse, N.Y., home and changed colleges, the crumbling of her relationship with her boyfriend pushed the 22-year-old ….  Read More