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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. Hip fractures are painful, debilitating, expensive and life-shortening, yet we barely give them their due as an epidemic we...

/ 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

Can We Find the Right Formula for Legal Physician-Assisted Death?

"Such a shame" people remarked about the deaths by suicide of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade, others said the same about the repeal of the End of Life Option Act (EoLOA), the law that governs physician-aided suicide/death in California. Welcome to...

/ July 2, 2018