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Relief at the door: Palliative care improves lives and eases the cost of dying
Contra Costa Times

Marilyn Cronin was too sick to live. But she wasn’t ready to die. So she curled up on the sofa of her Soquel mobile home, next to a bucket for vomit, and cried. Suffering from liver failure and lung disease — suspended between health and death — she braced herself for the next hospitalization, then another, and perhaps still others, until the last one, when her suffering would end.