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.

Giving Shingles the Short Shrift: New vaccine could make shingles just a bad memory.

People over 65 are much more likely to contract shingles, but it can occur at any time of life in someone who has had varicella.

/ April 24, 2018

A Month Without Alcohol

5 reasons to take a month off from alcohol. Just the motivation you need to participate in what's come to be known as Juiceless January.

/ January 7, 2018

Deadly Delirium

The day I showed up at the hospital, Pat’s nightmare had been running almost ceaselessly for several weeks. I found him tossing in bed, sweat pouring from his face, as he strained against the cloth ties tethering his wrists to...

/ December 15, 2017