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What is a Living Will?

By Denise DeWitt HERWriter
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Preparing a living will can give you peace of mind knowing that even if you cannot communicate, you will receive the kind of treatment that you want. Your Health Care Agent can make decisions on your behalf with confidence based on the information you provide in your living will.

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