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Last Chance to Nominate a Hospice Hero

If you work in the hospice industry or have recently been through the hospice process with a loved-one and would like to nominate a Hospice Hero, please visit our website. We are accepting nominations for hospice workers who have upheld the highest standards of care and service excellence this year.



Health News


'Mind Over Matter' May Actually Work When It Comes To Health, Study Finds

(Forbes) - In an interesting twist to the enduring nature vs. nurture debate, a new study from Stanford University finds that just thinking you’re prone to a given outcome may trump both nature and nurture. In fact, simply believing a physical reality about yourself can actually nudge the body in that direction—sometimes even more than actually being prone to the reality. Read more...


7 Big Health Myths That Were Debunked in 2018

(Insider) - Every year, new research helps us better understand diet, exercise, disease, and other aspects of our health. Here are some of the top health myths that were debunked in 2018. Read more...


Is an Electric Band-Aid the Future of First Aid?

(Healthline) - In 2020, the Band-Aid — those seemingly flimsy bits of adhesive and cotton found in every medicine cabinet in America — will turn 100 years old…But even the simplest things can’t resist innovation forever. Scientists and doctors have been tinkering at the next step forward in bandage technology, looking for improvements. Read more...


Stress, Sadness Really Can Break Your Heart

(WebMD) - Researchers have confirmed in recent years what people long suspected: Extreme stress can literally break your heart. And as they learn more about the relatively rare condition, they are finding that it’s not only caused by the loss of a loved one. Medical treatments, job loss, and other major life stressors have been linked to the condition. Read more...




Stories & More


A Photographer Turns A Lens On His Father's Alzheimer's

(NPR) - At first, Stephen DiRado thought his dad was dealing with depression. Gene DiRado, then in his late 50s, had become more withdrawn, more forgetful. So Stephen processed his growing concern by doing what he'd done since the age of 12: taking photographs. It was the 1980s, and Stephen schlepped his 8x10 camera and tripod over to his parents' home in Marlborough, Mass., to check in on Gene and make portraits of him. Read more...


Before he Died, an Elderly Man Left his 2-year-old Neighbor Christmas Presents for the Next 14 Years

(CNN) - When Owen Williams opened the door of his home in Barry, Wales, he couldn't believe his eyes. The daughter of his elderly neighbor Ken, who had recently died, was clutching a large plastic bag, and Williams assumed it was garbage that she wanted him to throw away. Read more...


4 Heartwarming True Tales of Vintage Christmas Kindness

(Reader’s Digest) - These true stories from Reader's Digest readers prove that, deep down, Christmas has always been about the joy of giving. Read more...



Remember When "50 Years Ago" Dec 1968

  • Topping the Billboard Music Charts was “I Heard it Through The Grapevine” by Marvin Gaye.

  • The videotaped NBC television special “Singer Presents...ELVIS” (sponsored by The Singer Company, the American sewing machine manufacturer) marked the comeback of Elvis Presley after the legendary musician had been away from singing.

  • Graham Nash made the decision to leave his role as a vocalist with the British pop group The Hollies and to team up with David Crosby and Stephen Stills of Buffalo Springfield to form the classic group Crosby, Stills & Nash.

  • The film Oliver!, based on the hit London and Broadway musical, opened in the U.S. after being released first in England. It would go on to win the Best Picture.

  • High school students Betty Lou Jensen and David Faraday were shot and killed while parked along Lake Herman Road near Benicia, California, becoming the first confirmed victims of the Zodiac Killer.

  • John Steinbeck, 66, American novelist known for The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men and East of Eden; winner of the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature and a 1940 Pulitzer Prize passes away.

  • Apollo 8 became the first manned space vehicle to break out of Earth's orbit and circle the moon with three American astronauts on board— Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and William Anders.

  • David Eisenhower, grandson of former U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, married Julie Nixon, the daughter of U.S. President-elect Richard Nixon.

  • After several warm-up concerts in England, Led Zeppelin made their American debut, at Denver to open a tour of 28 venues in U.S. and Canadian cities. 

 (Sources: Wikipedia / Billboard)



Recent Medical Projects  

Science Care Donor Contributions to the Medical Community

Every day, Science Care donors are making contributions towards the advancement of medicine. Here are a few recent contributions you might want to know about. 

Recent Projects:

  •  A biomechanics laboratory at a major teaching university involved in the study of femoral fracture repair. Specifically, this study involves the investigation of the biomechanical stability of a novel fixation system. It is hoped that this investigation will lead to improved treatments and reduced complication or infection rates for those suffering from femoral fractures.

  • A surgical device manufacturer involved in a surgical skills workshop for surgeons. Topics of instruction include the teaching of a new procedure for endoscopic tunnel release. It is hoped that this type of learning will result in improved treatments for patients suffering from injuries and afflictions of the forearm and wrist.


Share this webpage and guide with friends and family. It gives a great overview and comparison on the various end of life options for anyone who has yet to make plans or have the end of life discussion.

A Comparison Guide: Burial, Cremations and Donation




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