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With Mandela, end-of-life care dilemmas magnified

Former South African President Nelson Mandela. AP FILE PHOTO

The emotional pain and practical demands facing Nelson Mandela’s family are universal: confronting the final days of an elderly loved one. There are no rules for how or when the end may arrive. Some choose to let go with little medical interference; others seek aggressive treatment. Mandela’s status as a respected global figure only complicates the situation, doctors and end-of-life experts say.

Posted: June 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Mandela remains in serious condition, gov’t says

A person walks past a mural of Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa, Monday June 10, 2013. South Africa's president says Mandela remains in serious but stable condition during his fourth day in the hospital. AP Photo

South Africa’s president says that Nelson Mandela remains in serious but stable condition during his fourth day in the hospital.

Posted: June 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Mandela ‘serious but stable’ as back in hospital

Hussein Gallo, 7, stands by a mural of Nelson Mandela in the Soweto township in Johannesburg, South Africa, Saturday June 7 2013. Former South African President Nelson Mandela is in "serious but stable" condition after being taken to a hospital to be treated for a lung infection, the government said Saturday, prompting an outpouring of concern from admirers of a man who helped to end white racist rule. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

Nelson Mandela spent Saturday night in hospital in a “serious but stable” condition with a renewed lung infection that has triggered worldwide concern for the South African hero.

Posted: June 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Nelson Mandela in hospital with lung infection

Nelson Mandela file photo

Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid leader who became South Africa’s first black president, has been admitted to a hospital with a recurring lung infection, South Africa said Thursday.

Posted: March 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Chavez suffers lung woes as aides allege ‘psychological war’

Accompanied by his daughter Rosa Virginia, left, Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez gestures to supporters as he leaves the polling station after voting in the presidential election in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012.  AP FILE PHOTO

Venezuela’s government accused opposition leaders of waging a “psychological war” to destabilize the country, as its cancer-stricken president, Hugo Chavez, battles a serious lung infection.

Posted: January 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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