More Videos

Batman gives cops help with recruiting video 03:58

Batman gives cops help with recruiting video

Raleigh veteran remembers bloody battle for Iwo Jima during WWII 04:28

Raleigh veteran remembers bloody battle for Iwo Jima during WWII

NC native delivers powerful poetic speech at Harvard 05:47

NC native delivers powerful poetic speech at Harvard

‘Near normal’ hurricane season expected this year 02:45

‘Near normal’ hurricane season expected this year

"We are not bound to repeat the mistakes of the past," says Obama in Hiroshima 17:13

"We are not bound to repeat the mistakes of the past," says Obama in Hiroshima

Local boy part of national campaign about the dangers of lawnmowers 01:00

Local boy part of national campaign about the dangers of lawnmowers

UNC's game winning catch against Case Western 00:12

UNC's game winning catch against Case Western

NC State pulls out dramatic win in ACC tournament 02:35

NC State pulls out dramatic win in ACC tournament

Protesters shout 'Dump Donald Trump' outside Fresno's Selland Arena 00:55

Protesters shout 'Dump Donald Trump' outside Fresno's Selland Arena

Feral cat colonies are under threat from gentrification and city development 02:25

Feral cat colonies are under threat from gentrification and city development

Rolesville High School graduates first senior class 00:23

Rolesville High School graduates first senior class

Share Video

Recognizing end point of medicine isn’t immortality

I can’t help wondering if what makes end-of-life decisions so complicated is our definition of medicine itself. The idea of doctoring as a pitched battle against disease is compelling. But it belies the uncomfortable fact that physicians are really more stewards than soldiers. Our patients, and indeed each of us, always die in the end. It’s remarkable and good that medicine allows us to live 25 years longer on average than we did 100 years ago. But sometimes my profession forgets that the end point of medical innovation and intervention isn’t immortality.

This week's circulars

In Depth

Fallen Marine’s brother continues his legacy

David Griffith will honor his older brother, Maj. Samuel Mark Griffith, a Marine killed in Afghanistan in 2011, at a Memorial Day event in Holly Springs

David Griffith built the War on Terror Memorial for his Eagle Scout project and dedicated it on June 14, 2014, which would have been Sam’s 39th birthday

Griffith also is attending Penn State, his brother’s alma mater, in the fall with a full scholarship and plans to become a Marine

Videos

More Videos

Raleigh veteran remembers bloody battle for Iwo Jima during WWII 04:28

Raleigh veteran remembers bloody battle for Iwo Jima during WWII

NC native delivers powerful poetic speech at Harvard 05:47

NC native delivers powerful poetic speech at Harvard

‘Near normal’ hurricane season expected this year 02:45

‘Near normal’ hurricane season expected this year

"We are not bound to repeat the mistakes of the past," says Obama in Hiroshima 17:13

"We are not bound to repeat the mistakes of the past," says Obama in Hiroshima

Local boy part of national campaign about the dangers of lawnmowers 01:00

Local boy part of national campaign about the dangers of lawnmowers

UNC's game winning catch against Case Western 00:12

UNC's game winning catch against Case Western

Out of solitary, but still alone 03:24

Out of solitary, but still alone

NC State pulls out dramatic win in ACC tournament 02:35

NC State pulls out dramatic win in ACC tournament

Protesters shout 'Dump Donald Trump' outside Fresno's Selland Arena 00:55

Protesters shout 'Dump Donald Trump' outside Fresno's Selland Arena

Feral cat colonies are under threat from gentrification and city development 02:25

Feral cat colonies are under threat from gentrification and city development

Rolesville High School graduates first senior class 00:23

Rolesville High School graduates first senior class

Share Video

Batman gives cops help with recruiting video

Who has the better gig, Batman or cops? The Fort Worth Police Dept. recruits Batman to help them promote their lateral entry program.
Courtesy of Fort Worth Police Department
Batman gives cops help with recruiting video 03:58

Batman gives cops help with recruiting video

Raleigh veteran remembers bloody battle for Iwo Jima during WWII 04:28

Raleigh veteran remembers bloody battle for Iwo Jima during WWII

NC native delivers powerful poetic speech at Harvard 05:47

NC native delivers powerful poetic speech at Harvard

‘Near normal’ hurricane season expected this year 02:45

‘Near normal’ hurricane season expected this year

More Videos

Batman gives cops help with recruiting video 03:58

Batman gives cops help with recruiting video

Raleigh veteran remembers bloody battle for Iwo Jima during WWII 04:28

Raleigh veteran remembers bloody battle for Iwo Jima during WWII

NC native delivers powerful poetic speech at Harvard 05:47

NC native delivers powerful poetic speech at Harvard

‘Near normal’ hurricane season expected this year 02:45

‘Near normal’ hurricane season expected this year

"We are not bound to repeat the mistakes of the past," says Obama in Hiroshima 17:13

"We are not bound to repeat the mistakes of the past," says Obama in Hiroshima

UNC's game winning catch against Case Western 00:12

UNC's game winning catch against Case Western

Out of solitary, but still alone 03:24

Out of solitary, but still alone

NC State pulls out dramatic win in ACC tournament 02:35

NC State pulls out dramatic win in ACC tournament

Protesters shout 'Dump Donald Trump' outside Fresno's Selland Arena 00:55

Protesters shout 'Dump Donald Trump' outside Fresno's Selland Arena

Feral cat colonies are under threat from gentrification and city development 02:25

Feral cat colonies are under threat from gentrification and city development

Rolesville High School graduates first senior class 00:23

Rolesville High School graduates first senior class

Share Video