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  • Youngster Back on Her Feet Following Recovery from Brain Injury
  • 10/29/2012
  • (Wellington Daily) - Brisa Bustos points to her mouth and says, "Guess what I lost?" The six-year-old doesn't wait for an answer and quickly blurts out "My tooth!"
  • Nurses Set to Oppose Assisted Suicide
  • 10/28/2012
  • (NRO) - The American Nursing Association has a draft opinion out reiterating its opposition to euthanasia and assisted suicide. It is well worth the read. From the draft opinion:
  • Bill Maher: The Pope is Consistently Pro-Life. I'm Consistently Pro-Death
  • 10/26/2012
  • (LifeSiteNews.com) - During a radio broadcast earlier this month, shock comedian Bill Maher contrasted himself with Pope Benedict XVI in the starkest of terms: "The Pope is consistently pro-life. I'm consistently pro-death."
  • Doctor Sentenced to Life for Mercy Killing
  • 10/25/2012
  • (The National) - A doctor who carried out the mercy killing of a quadriplegic patient was sentenced to life in prison yesterday for premeditated murder. Eugen Adelsmayr, 50, switched off Ghulam Mohammed's life-support machine and increased his morphine dose, causing him to have a fatal heart attack.
  • TBI Treatment Improves After 10 Years of War
  • 10/24/2012
  • (FederalNewsRadio) - Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the most stubborn and long-lasting problems produced by 10 years of war, but there is progress in its treatment. "The brain is a wonderful thing, and it is plastic," said Dr. Andrew Ritcheson, senior consulting psychologist and program manager at contractor DRC.
  • Girl Wakes as Doctors Were Preparing to Harvest Her Organs
  • 10/23/2012
  • (Mail Online) - A teenage girl in a coma after a catastrophic car crash came round just as doctors were about to declare her brain dead. Carina Melchior had had life support withdrawn on the advice of medics and was being prepared for organ donation.
  • Release: Life & Hope Network Establishes Research and Education Center!
  • 10/23/2012
  • Contact: Mary Foley, The Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network, 484-278-4287, mfoley@lifeandhope.com
  • Suit: Doctors Mistakenly Declared Chicago Boy Dead
  • 10/22/2012
  • (AP) - The parents of an 8-year-old boy who has had severe brain damage for years have sued a Chicago hospital, alleging that doctors pronounced their son dead, keeping him off his ventilator for hours, even though relatives continued to insist that the boy's eyes and body were still moving.
  • NPR Audience Wants End of Life Care Rationed for the Elderly
  • 10/21/2012
  • (Human Exceptionism) - By centralizing control of health care, Obamacare will cause us to turn on each other to grab bigger pieces of the medical pie. The elderly will be among the first victims, as has already happened in the UK.
  • Miracle Child Continues to Fight After Brain Injury
  • 10/18/2012
  • (CapeGazette.com) - Lilly Barnett is 10 years old. Fifteen months ago, she nearly died in a crash on Route 1 near Milford. Her limp body was flown to A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington. Lilly was unresponsive; she had broken ribs, a collapsed lung, a bruised liver and a brain injury so severe children rarely survive it.