In a photo from Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, in Detroit, Carol Poenisch holds a photo of her mother, Merian Frederick, who died with Dr. Jack Kevorkian’s assistance. Poenisch was among the first to visit the new archive at Kevorkian’s alma mater, The University of Michigan. The archive, donated by Ava Janus, Kevorkian's niece and sole heir, is stored in one of nine boxes in the stacks of the Bentley Historical Library in Ann Arbor and is available for the first time as legislation supporting physician-assisted deaths makes gains in the U.S. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

“It did bring emotions. … I was kind of happy to have that behind me because it was such a crazy time,” Poenisch, a Detroit-area physical education teacher, told The Associated Press. “I was kind of amused, looking at some of his history, hoping this would benefit somebody someday.”

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File-In this undated image released by the New York City Health Department, shows a graphic that will soon be warning NYC consumers of high salt content. New York City is opening a new era in nutritional warnings this week: Chain restaurants will have to start putting a special symbol on highly salty dishes.  The first-of-its-kind rule takes effect Tuesday. It will require a salt-shaker-like emblem on some sandwiches, salads and other menu items that top the recommended daily limit of 2,300 milligrams of sodium. That’s about a teaspoon.  (Antonio D'Angelo/New York City Health Department via AP)

“With the high sodium warning label, New Yorkers will have easily accessible information that can affect their health,” city Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett said when the Board of Health approved the new warning in September. She’s due to discuss it further at a news conference on Monday.

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ADVANCE FOR MONDAY, NOV. 30, 2015 AND THEREAFTER - In this photo provided by Jesse Freidin taken on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, Dr. Rob Garofalo poses for a portrait with his dog, a Yorkshire terrier named Fred, in Chicago. The portrait is part of the "When Dogs Heal" project, a photo exhibit of HIV-positive people and their dogs that opens Dec. 1 in Chicago and Dec. 3 in New York City. Garofalo is a co-founder of the project, which is raising funds for programs that serve HIV-positive youth. He has treated HIV-positive youth in his practice at Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for years - and discovered he himself was HIV-positive after a sexual assault in 2009. He credits Fred with pulling him out of a deep depression that followed his diagnosis.  (Jesse Freidin via AP)

“I couldn’t afford myself the same compassion that I’d spent a career teaching other people to have,” says Garofalo, who heads the adolescent medicine division at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. At first, he told almost no one about his HIV status — not even his own elderly mother, who sensed that her son was struggling mightily during a Christmas visit in 2010.

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