November 19, 2002 A new state-by-state report gives the nation mediocre marks when it comes to providing good end-of-life care for the terminally ill. The report was compiled by Last Acts, a campaign by more than 1,000 medical groups and others seeking to improve care for the dying. NPR's Joseph Shapiro reports.
November 19, 2002 Dying from a terminal illness in America can be unnecessarily painful. In the last several years, foundations have spent hundreds of millions of dollars trying to improve care for the dying. A new report, compiled by the national coalition Last Acts, grades the results of that effort, state by state. NPR's Joseph Shapiro went to a Hospice home in Washington, D.C. -- a place known for providing good care -- to find out why it's still so hard to help people die in comfort. Hear his report Tuesday on Morning Edition.
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November 8, 2002 It's dark, rain is falling hard, and the roads are filled with evening traffic. You might think that using a crosswalk would be the safest way to get across the street. But a new study focusing on elderly pedestrians has come up with some unnerving findings. NPR's Joseph Shapiro reports.
October 15, 2002 NPR's Joseph Shapiro reports on a new study of a Connecticut law that allows police to confiscate guns from anyone judged to be a danger to commit gun violence. The study concludes that the law has worked well. Even skeptics say it's worked better than they had expected.
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