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.

There aren't too many non-lethal conditions more dreadful than shingles, also known as varicella zoster. Although shingles can be lethal too if the host is ...

/ April 24, 2018

A Month Without Alcohol

Author's note: This was first published in January of 2015, when I was 49. I think it's re-publication is overdue.  Here's to a late-start Juiceless ...

/ January 7, 2018

Deadly Delirium

The day I showed up at the hospital, Pat’s nightmare had been running almost ceaselessly for several weeks.

/ December 15, 2017