Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Liz Kowalczyk Globe Staff February 02, 2014 The night before his surgery, Paul Hawks knelt with his wife and prayed, putting his life “in the hands of Jesus.” At the hospital the next morning, Lorraine kissed him goodbye just after sunrise and settled in for the long wait.A nurse walked out with the first news after lunchtime. Paul’s blood wasn’t “coagulating” properly — he was bleeding. She assured Lorraine that doctors were “getting it under control.’’ In reality, a desperate crisis was about to unfold inside OR 10 at Lahey Clinic in Burlington.Nurse Denise Morin returned three times, Lorraine recalled later. Trying not to be overheard, Morin inched so close that the women’s knees touched as she softly described an irregular heartbeat but provided few other details. Lorraine’s stomach knotted … [Read more...] about Death of living liver donor is a calamity for two families and Lahey
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Felicia Sonmez and Michael Scherer Washington Post February 08, 2019 WASHINGTON — Democrats and liberal groups on Friday pointed to a Supreme Court ruling in an abortion case to argue that Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh would vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, focusing their ire on Senator Susan Collins, a Maine Republican who supported Kavanaugh’s nomination last year and faces a tough 2020 reelection.The outcry from the left follows the court’s 5-4 vote to block a restrictive Louisiana abortion law. The 2014 law, which has never been enforced, would effectively shutter most of the state’s abortion clinics by requiring physicians at those facilities to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.Although Democrats hailed the decision, they pointed to Kavanaugh’s dissent as a sign that he is poised to side with conservatives in future … [Read more...] about Democrats slam Collins for Kavanaugh vote in wake of Supreme Court ruling on La. abortion law
The holiday season is said to be the most “wonderful time of the year,” but not everyone would agree. After all, the holidays are super stressful. From the financial stress, to travel and time spent with extended family, it’s completely normal for some to feel a little down in the dumps during this hectic season. Aside from stress, a big factor causing seasonal sadness, is the high expectation for a “happy, picture-perfect holiday season,” according to Sari Chait, Ph.D., a Boston-based clinical psychologist, Men’s Health reports:“The expectation is often that everyone is coupled up happily, families are laughing and having fun together, and everyone can afford to buy whatever gifts they want," she says.When that’s not someone’s reality, it is definitely possible for sadness to sink in. Plus, this family-filled time of year can remind us of those that we’ve lost that aren’t around, which can, understandably, … [Read more...] about Beat the blues this season: 5 tips for fending off holiday depression
SEPTEMBER 16, 2016, 4:23:59 A.M. 911 operator: “This line is recorded. Where is your emergency?” Laura: “I’m at Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “I’m sorry. Where are you?” Laura: “Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “OK, what’s the emergency?” Laura: “I’m having an asthma attack. I’m dying.” 911 operator: “Whereabouts are you at the hospital?” Laura: “Emergency room.” 911 operator: “OK.” Laura: “I can’t get in.” 911 operator: “Let me get you into Somerville. You’re outside?” Laura: “Mm-hm.” 911 operator: “Are you in the parking lot?” Laura: “Yeah.” 911 operator: “Are you in a vehicle?” Laura: “No. I’m just outside it.” 911 operator: “At the door?” Laura: “Asthma. Asthma.” 911 operator: “Are you … [Read more...] about Laura Levis died outside a Boston-area ER. The doors were locked. Why?
Christina Roberts, The Washington Post Published 8:07 am PDT, Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Two years ago, I bought a subscription to a sperm bank. I relish togetherness, and single parenthood was not what I had hoped for. But I was 37, and it seemed to be where I was headed. Until my mid-20s, having children was a quiet longing for a more adult but remote future. On a 2006 cross-country road trip, a friend and I stopped to visit a couple who were close to her family. They didn't have children, but three giant poodles roamed their house. The four of us non-poodles sat down to dinner as the dogs circled, accustomed to being included. We tried for conversation, but the pooches' every glance and movement stole our hosts' attention. The wife regularly interrupted us to praise the dogs for barking or some other sign of good health. At one point, I felt something wet on my leg and looked down to see my pants soaked with drool. When I looked up, eyes pleading, the couple just cooed … [Read more...] about He was everything I was looking for