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You just never know…

Seems that suffering and pain are no respecter of persons. Recently George Clooney spoke out about his suicidal ideations during the time he was hospitalized and experiencing excruciating pain.  

Health care professionals look at pain management as an essential component of treatment and as a science unto itself. However, science is not perfect. George's story reminds us to pay attention to those around us who suffer all kinds of pain: physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual because you just never know…

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Writer Catherine Johnston of Olympia, Wash., addresses issues facing aging baby boomers and seniors as well as issues of serious illness, death and dying, grief and loss.

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