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The Health Show #1139

By http://www.healthshow.org/

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http://www.healthshow.org/ – As we've reported before, one of the earliest and noisiest sticking points in the health care debate surrounded end of life care. After sifting through the nonsense about death panels and Nazi camps one fact was evident: Americans get most of their health care at the end of life. On this week's Health Show, we'll wade into those waters.

We'll hear a report that suggests that perhaps our health care system goes overboard with treatment when comfort might be a better route to take. We'll hear from the editors of a new book of essays on the end of life. And we'll welcome a new commentator to the program with her take on the topic.