The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released data in July showing that results from the state’s new End-of-Life Option Act are quite similar to other states with the same law. About 258 people started the end-of-life option process, which allows some terminally ill patients to end their lives with medication, and their median age was 73. One obstacle such patients face is finding a physician to assist them because not all health systems and physicians participate and prescribe aid-in-dying medication. To learn more, go to the California Health Report website at