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Letting Go

It’s time to help dying patients and their families get through this most difficult part of life’s journey with the least amount of suffering. More

George Hodgman
Help Unwanted

The idea was to introduce my mother to Tiger Place, an upscale assisted living facility nearby, but she reacted as if I were selling her More

Two families; one's happy, the other's miserable.
The Parenting Paradox

Let’s face it: The day-to-day experience of raising kids is rarely much fun. Yet, in retrospect, nothing gives us more joy. More

I Was a Psychotic Soccer Mom

Living vicariously through my daughter allowed me to celebrate her skills — but it also made me realize how much I had missed in my More

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The New Nursing Home

How innovative thinkers are shaking up the classic nursing home paradigm and helping people in a state of dependence find value in their existence. More

Cancer Patient Makeover
Face in the Mirror

In memory of her sister, Barbara MacLean founded Face in the Mirror to offer makeovers to cancer patients. In this video, patients tell how it More

Devra and Leslie
A Walk To Remember

Contributor Devra Lee Fishman participates in the Avon Walk each year, not only to raise money for a cure, but to stay connected to her More

Doctors Die, DNR
How Doctors Die

What’s unusual about medical professionals is not how much treatment they get when faced with a terminal illness—but how little. More

Going it Alone

After a diagnosis of breast cancer at 39, this mother of two was devastated to learn that doctors expected her to make all key treatment More

New Hope for an Alzheimer’s Cure

An interview with Dr. William Thies, chief medical and scientific officer for the Alzheimer’s Association.
 In the spring of 2011, the National Institute on Aging More

Hidden Costs of Caregiving

The biggest decision about caregiving—“Do I do it myself or do I hire someone outside the family?”—is frequently based on an arithmetical calculation: what’s the More

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