‘Corpse’ Breathing: ‘Brain Dead’ for Three Years, Teen Moves and Breathes

  Doctors declared Jahi McMath brain dead three years ago this month, and a California coroner issued the 13-year-old a death certificate. But a video posted on the Facebook page Keep Jahi Alive  shows the now 16-year-old teen has begun to take breaths over her ventilator and a Thanksgiving prayer posted this week says her mother […]

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Top Neurologist: Jahi McMath is ‘No Longer Dead’

  New court documents fuel controversy around the 15-year-old who has launched the accepted definition of ‘brain death’ into a tailspin… CELESTE MCGOVERN FREMONT, Calif. — Several doctors, many pre-eminent ethicists and a California judge all pronounced Jahi McMath “brain-dead” almost two years ago, and a county coroner issued her death certificate. But a document filed […]

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Doctors Push to Allow Death by Organ Donation

A recent study claims the majority of Americans would support ditching the ‘dead-donor rule’ for organ extraction. CELESTE MCGOVERN ARLINGTON, Texas — Cases like that of Martha Perez, a 26-year-old woman whose family said they felt pressured to donate her organs in Arlington, Texas, last month, following a tragic car crash, highlight public uncertainty about […]

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