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A few weeks ago, a reader asked, “Can you tell me the differences between a geriatric care manager and a patient advocate? I hear the two terms ...

December 6th, 2018 |  


Among my biggest disappointments in politics

Among my biggest disappointments in politics

The other day, a friend asked what surprised me most about politics. This may seem strange, but I’d never really thought about the question.My r...

December 5th, 2018 |  


Should your aging parents still be driving?

Going home for the holidays has layers of significance for adult children, particularly those who live out of town. It remains a time of togetherness ...

December 3rd, 2018 |  



Being sick as a kid

I recently happened across one of those “Who Remembers?” websites that feature relics from yesteryear: barber poles, paper dolls, typewrit...

December 2nd, 2018 |  


Study costs and coverage when choosing insurance

It’s open enrollment time for medical insurance, and for people having to shop in the individual insurance market; the choices are as confusing ...

November 28th, 2018 |  


Carbon monoxide: Danger that may be in your home

Carbon monoxide: Danger that may be in your home

It was a hectic day in the emergency department when I walked into a room and found five family members being checked in. Typically, when numerous fam...

November 27th, 2018 |  


Rejoice and give thanks!

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of columns.The holidays usually bring times of thanksgiving for so many of the gifts offered to us. At th...

November 27th, 2018 |  


Should you consider a lung cancer screening?

Should you consider a lung cancer screening?

If you have already quit smoking, congratulations! You have taken one of the most important steps you can to protect your health. Whether you have qui...

November 25th, 2018 |  


Very special lessons

For several days now, a bunch of seemingly unrelated thoughts have been tumbling through my mind. They are of the past and the present, occurring here...

November 25th, 2018 |  


Helping seniors find happiness during holidays

The holiday season is here, and it’s one of my favorite times of the year, especially now that we get to see it through the eyes of our three gr...

November 22nd, 2018 |