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Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 1 record found

Growing My Faith in the Face of Death by Timothy Keller / The Atlantic


(March 25, 2021)
I spent a lifetime counseling others before my diagnosis. Will I be able to take my own advice?…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Christian Life Coping Dying and Death Discipline Disease Faith Fears, Concerns Learning



History

 1 record found

Lessons from Eradicating Smallpos by Kelsey Piper / VOX


(May 14, 2022)
Smallpox used to kill millions of people every year. Here’s how humans beat it.. . . and what we can apply to the COVID pandemic…
Topics: COVID-19 Crisis Dying and Death Disease Health Care History Learning Science & Technology



Life Events

 3 records found

The Sunset by Lisa Bubert / Longreads


(December 2, 2022)
There are plenty of reasons to see nursing homes as sad, neglectful places. There are also reasons to see them as something else entirely…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Coping COVID-19 Dying and Death Health Care Memory (failing, improving) Relationships Social Issues


He Faced Death this Week by Bill Nichols


(September 1, 2019)
It made be think…
Topics: Circumstances, Life Events Comfort & Consolation Contemplation, Insight Coping Dying and Death Disease Fears, Concerns Relationships Wellness


Joy While Grieving by Bill Nichols


(November 20, 2017)
Reflections on the loss of a dear friend…
Topics: Coping Dying and Death Faith Loss & Grieving Relationships



News & Current Events

 28 records found

COVID-19 Perspectives for December 2022 by Stu Johnson


(January 11, 2023)
Is it over? Afraid not. But behind the near-hysteria over a tripledemic and the latest COVID variant with the menacing name of Kracken there is still reason to be watchful. So, what in the world is going on with the pandemic that won't quit?…
Topics: COVID-19 Crisis Dying and Death History News Statistics Trends


COVID-19 Perspectives for November 2022 by Stu Johnson


(December 13, 2022)
For most of us in America COVID seems more nuisance now than threat, but it continues to surge in the Far East and with winter approaching there are fears of a 'tripledemic'…
Topics: COVID-19 Crisis Dying and Death Disease History News Statistics Trends


COVID-19 Perspectives for October 2022 by Stu Johnson


(November 14, 2022)
Are we there yet? While it seems we have turned the corner from pandemic to endemic, the global situation does not yet warrant that assessment—and the winter cold and flu season approaches in countries most impacted by COVID…
Topics: COVID-19 Crisis Dying and Death Disease History News Statistics Trends


COVID-19 Perspectives for August 2022 by Stu Johnson


(September 7, 2022)
We'd like to think it's over, but new variants have led to recommendations for a second booster for many Americans—a tactic that has kept death rates down in other countries. So, no, we cannot dismiss it, nor stop reporting on it…
Topics: COVID-19 Crisis Dying and Death Disease History Statistics Trends


COVID-19 Perspectives for June 2022 by Stu Johnson


(July 12, 2022)
We may think it's over, but COVID continues its relentless spread, with more people becoming infected two or more times, though less likely leading to hospitalization and death as early in the pandemic…
Topics: COVID-19 Crisis Dying and Death Disease News Statistics Trends


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