Jahi McMath: Experts say New Jersey 'best destination' for brain-dead patients

If Jahi McMath is in fact at a New Jersey hospital, as one TV news station reported this week, the 13-year-old Oakland girl would be in the "best destination" for a patient declared brain-dead, a medical expert said Thursday.  
Jahi McMath being kept at New Jersey hospital
A television station reports that Jahi McMath, the Oakland girl declared brain dead after a series of operations in December, is being kept at a New Jersey children's hospital. New Jersey state law allows a family to reject a diagnosis of brain death on religious grounds. 

Jahi McMath: Brain-dead Oakland girl receives certificate from school
The family of Jahi McMath, the 13-year-old girl declared brain-dead six months ago, accepted an honorary diploma on her behalf at an East Oakland school's eighth-grade graduation.  

 
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How Edan Lepucki's 'California' makes us appreciate our present state

Yet another depiction of dystopia, and reminiscent of Jean Hegland's 'Into the Forest,' the novel 'California' focuses on a young couple surviving off the land who are hungry, unwashed, fearful, bored, and dream of creature comforts they vaguely remember from a much earlier life, be it a bar of Dove soap or a book.