terminally ill

A doctor and a patient
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David Madden
August 01, 2020 - 4:00 am
It’s been one year since a law went into effect in New Jersey allowing terminally ill people in the state the ability to take their own life with the help of a physician. Read ore here.
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Physician-assisted suicide patient
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David Madden
August 28, 2019 - 1:43 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey’s aid in dying law is back in effect, even as appeals are being considered by the state’s highest court. North Jersey physician Yosef Glassman’s efforts to declare the law unconstitutional will be considered in October by Judge Paul Innes, who issued the...
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Right to die
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Mike DeNardo
August 27, 2019 - 2:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A New Jersey court decided doctors may once again help terminally ill patients in the Garden State end their lives. The state's aid-in-dying law, or medically assisted suicide, was temporarily put on hold after a Superior Court ruling two weeks ago. The law would...
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Gov. Phil Murphy
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April 12, 2019 - 6:22 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday signed legislation making New Jersey the seventh state to enact a law permitting terminally ill patients to end their lives. Murphy, a Democrat, signed the Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act in private. His office would not answer why the...
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N.J. state capitol
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Mike DeNardo
March 26, 2019 - 4:00 am
NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — Gov. Phil Murphy says he plans to sign a bill passed by the legislature Monday that would give terminally ill patients the right to end their own lives. The bill allows a terminal patient given six months to live the right to ask a doctor to prescribe a life-ending...
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New Jersey statehouse
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David Madden
February 08, 2019 - 4:00 am
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A New Jersey State Senate committee has approved a measure that would give terminally ill residents the choice to take their own lives, with the help of drugs prescribed by a physician. This is not the first go round for what is now called “Aid in Dying” legislation...
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Dreamstime
February 07, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Cancer is a devastating condition — especially cancer that is not responding to treatment. In these cases, the patient and the family have to come to grips...
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House to vote on 'right-to-try' bill
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May 23, 2018 - 10:18 am
By Michael Nedelman and Jacqueline Howard, CNN (CNN) -- With a House of Representatives vote Tuesday, Congress passed legislation that could give terminally ill patients a way to independently seek drugs that are still experimental and not fully approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. The...
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