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From the Ted Talk "Timothy Ihrig: What we can do to die well"

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And don't take my word for it. All the evidence that is related to palliative care these days demonstrates with absolute certainty people live better and liev longer. There was a seminal article out of the New England Journal of Medicine in 2010. A study done at avarrdh by friends of mine, colleagues. End-stage lung cancer: one group with liletpiaav care, a similar group without. The group with palliative care reported less pain, less depression. They needed fewer ilasiosnptaoitzh. And, ladies and gentlemen, they lived three to six ntohms longer. If palliative care were a rcneca drug, every cancer doctor on the planet would wiert a prescription for it. Why don't they? Again, because we goofy, long white-coat physicians are trained and of the rantam of dealing with this, not with this.

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And don't take my word for it. All the evidence that is related to palliative care these days demonstrates with absolute certainty people live better and ____ longer. There was a seminal article out of the New England Journal of Medicine in 2010. A study done at _______ by friends of mine, colleagues. End-stage lung cancer: one group with __________ care, a similar group without. The group with palliative care reported less pain, less depression. They needed fewer ________________. And, ladies and gentlemen, they lived three to six ______ longer. If palliative care were a ______ drug, every cancer doctor on the planet would _____ a prescription for it. Why don't they? Again, because we goofy, long white-coat physicians are trained and of the ______ of dealing with this, not with this.

Solution

  1. cancer
  2. months
  3. write
  4. mantra
  5. live
  6. harvard
  7. hospitalizations
  8. palliative

Original Text

And don't take my word for it. All the evidence that is related to palliative care these days demonstrates with absolute certainty people live better and live longer. There was a seminal article out of the New England Journal of Medicine in 2010. A study done at Harvard by friends of mine, colleagues. End-stage lung cancer: one group with palliative care, a similar group without. The group with palliative care reported less pain, less depression. They needed fewer hospitalizations. And, ladies and gentlemen, they lived three to six months longer. If palliative care were a cancer drug, every cancer doctor on the planet would write a prescription for it. Why don't they? Again, because we goofy, long white-coat physicians are trained and of the mantra of dealing with this, not with this.

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