Quality of Life

Over the Counter Medications for Constipation

The Big No Go

Constipation in older adults is common and affects quality of life. When severe, it can be life threatening. This article reviews the latest treatments and thoughts about prevention.

/ May 1, 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

A Lucky Life, Interrupted…

A Lucky Life Interrupted is a recent memoir by my dad, Tom Brokaw, about his time as a journalist and the year he was treated for multiple myeloma.

/ May 7, 2015