All posts by Jennifer Brokaw

Dr. Jennifer Brokaw worked for fourteen years as a board-certified emergency physician before becoming a private consultant, patient advocate, writer, and speaker on the topics of end-of-life planning, medical decision-making and medical advocacy.

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

Hip Fractures, an Age-Old, Old Age Misery

In the U.S, there are 300,000 hip fractures a year in people 65 and older, and that number is going up.

/ January 15, 2019