Monthly Archives: April 2014

When Hope Dies: How to Recognize Suicide Risk in Older Adults

It’s a sobering fact: According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more Americans die from suicide than homicide. Even more sobering: Older Americans are much more likely to take their lives by suicide than teens or young adults, … Continue reading

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Getting the Most from MOLST: Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment

Suppose your 89-year-old mother, who suffers from congestive heart disease, lives in a nursing home and falls one afternoon in the bathroom. The medical team determines that she may have a broken hip, notifies you and sends her in an … Continue reading

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