Flying Over 60

People have more time to travel after they retire, but traveling over the age of 60 requires special preparation.

/ November 9, 2019

Chemotherapy While Single

My friend Rebecca who lives alone, is getting chemotherapy for Stage 3 breast cancer. Here are her strategies for getting through treatment whole.

/ September 7, 2019
Over the Counter Medications for Constipation

The Big No Go

Constipation in older adults is common and affects quality of life. When severe, it can be life threatening. This article reviews the latest treatments and thoughts about prevention.

/ May 1, 2019

A Few Thoughts About Cancer in Firefighters

My Remarks at the 2019 Gala of the San Francisco Firefighters Cancer Prevention Foundation For the past three years, I have consulted with firefighters and their families facing serious cancer diagnoses. On March 23, 2019, I was among five people...

/ March 27, 2019

How to Talk to Your Doctor about Death

At Chicago Ideas Week, Dr. Jennifer Brokaw spoke about the uncomfortable but vital conversations we should all have with our doctors, our families and ourselves well before we near the end of life.

/ March 28, 2017

Patient Advocates are Essential in Integrative Care

FREE Download: Learn how patient advocates help patients and their families reach the best health outcomes.

/ March 8, 2016
Tom and Jennifer Brokaw at Chautauqua Instititution

Patient Advocacy and Advance Care Planning

When esteemed journalist Tom Brokaw was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, he said he was “unprepared for the universe I was about to enter.”

/ July 29, 2015