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As Medicine Prolongs Our Lives, There's a Shortage of Doctors Who Help Us Die

By News Producer, KALW/Crosscurrents

The average life span has nearly doubled during the last century. But although people are living longer, they're now facing health challenges that were less prevalent before—severe chronic illness, cancer, lung disease, dementia and Alzheimer's—debilitating conditions that often cause great pain and suffering.

For many people nearing the end of their lives, palliative care—relief from pain and suffering—is not readily available.  

Read the complete story at KALW/Crosscurrents.