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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

Hospital Discharges are like Expeditions to Antarctica: Be Prepared

Millions of older people enter the hospital each year for elective treatment of serious medical issues such as cancer, heart disease, and quality of life surgeries like joint replacement. Like an Antarctic expedition, a successful hospitalization is almost entirely determined...

/ October 6, 2018