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She Wasn’t So Ungrateful After All

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 05:00
My mother's essay in this blog drew outrage and a bit of sympathy for her children. Here's the rest of the story.

Geriatricians: Beware ‘Liquid Candy’

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 13:23
Doctors who care for older patients see little use for popular nutritional drinks marketed to seniors.

Do Not Resuscitate: What Young Doctors Would Choose

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 15:02
A survey of young doctors finds that they overwhelmingly would not choose heroic resuscitation measures if they had a terminal illness.

When Shingles Is Just the Beginning

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 15:20
A new study links shingles to a higher risk of stroke.

They’ve Deleted Their ‘Spacebook’ Profiles

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 16:24
A new documentary describes a program in Toronto that links teenage tutors to seniors who need computer lessons.

A Conversation With Roz Chast

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 12:30
The New Yorker cartoonist has written a sort of graphic memoir about caring for her ailing parents.

A New Benefit for Heart Failure Patients

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 17:17
Medicare now pays for cardiac rehabilitation for heart failure patients. But will they use it?

The Documents You Need, When You Need Them

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 13:02
The American Bar Association has developed a smartphone app intended to make health care directives quickly and easily accessible.

Fighting Words Are Rarer Among British Doctors

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:38
While American patients are urged to “battle” at the end of life, a new analysis showed doctors in Britain telling patients about the “journey.”

For Stone Phillips, a Focus on the Home Front

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 14:58
A broadcaster turns the camera on his parents.

Are Blood Pressure Drugs Worth the Falls?

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 13:06
A study finds that older people on hypertensives have a higher risk of serious falls, and that patients are divided on whether their priority is reducing cardiovascular risk or fewer tumbles.

Wounded by the Language of War

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 14:06
Rattling sabers and manning the battle stations at the end of life. Why do we say that?

When the Criticisms Never End

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 13:56
Tyrannosaurus parents once ruled the household, and still want to.

What Did Medicare Pay Your Doctor?

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 09:04
Medicare officials release data on doctor payments, and an analysis by The Times uncovers a number of surprises.

Answers to Tough Questions About Dying

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 16:04
A new online tool from the National Institute of Nursing Research explains end-of-life care.

What, Me Old?

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 18:13
Suddenly strangers seem to think I'm frail.

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