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This is my blog where I write about caregiving, medical decision making, women’s health/wellness, shared medical decisions, end-of-life care, and palliative care.

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 immunocompromised –– i.e. if they have a weakened immune system. I have terrible memories of...

/ 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