Photo of Allison Beach holding the hand of her ailing mother Kathryne Beach inside her home in Hinesburg, Vt.

More Americans Are Dying at Home Rather Than in Hospitals

For the first time since the early 1900s, more Americans are dying at home rather than in hospitals, a trend that reflects more hospice care and progress toward the kind of end that most people say they want. Deaths in nursing homes also have declined, acco...
Photo of Ali Hassan with his dying 2-year-old son Abdullah

Yemeni Mom Overcomes Travel Ban to Finally Hold Dying Son

SAN FRANCISCO — A Yemeni mother cradled her 2-year-old son in her lap, pressing her face close to his and clasping his hand as a series of tubes kept his small body alive. Shaima Swileh touched the boy for the first time since winning a more than yearlong l...