Optimism

Life expectancy: A reason to wipe that smile off your face

Life expectancy: A reason to wipe that smile off your face

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Even after a few weeks, it still seems like a bad joke. Maybe something pulled from the front page of The Onion, the satirical newspaper that has been lampooning revered subjects for years.

A winning strategy for nursing homes

A winning strategy for nursing homes

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Last week, I heard one of the most insightful, no-baloney talks I've heard in a while from a long-term care official.

When the caregiving glass is half-empty

When the caregiving glass is half-empty

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The prevailing wisdom in healthcare is that a family member's inability to accept a loved one's impending death or a dire prognosis relates to miscommunication. A new study turns this on its ear.