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Life at the Deathbed: Hospice Nurse Uses TikTok to Teach About Dying

Hospice Nurse Julie, as she is known on TikTok, didn’t start out trying to be a social media star. Julie McFadden, RN, BSN, told Medscape Medical News she was just trying to normalize death and dying, taking the fear out an often-taboo subject, particularly in life’s last moments. The result, however, has put her in the spotlight. Six months ago, McFadden started posting… Read More »Life at the Deathbed: Hospice Nurse Uses TikTok to Teach About Dying

Never Too Late for Love

Two Jewish community event organizers played matchmaker for their parents. It ended in wedded bliss. Little did Howard Fagin know — when he was trying to honor his deceased wife several years ago — that he would be led to his future spouse. The love story mirrors the biblical narrative of Abraham and Sarah, which Rabbi Ron Segal of Temple… Read More »Never Too Late for Love

My Dog Has a GPS

July was a tough month for our dog Scout. It started when we went away for the July 4 weekend to a family wedding in New York that twice had been rescheduled because of the pandemic. To find the right petsitter, I put out feelers on Nextdoor and screened candidates until I found what seemed a perfect fit. Then we… Read More »My Dog Has a GPS