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05/18/2017 - 3:30am

The Massachusetts Coalition for Serious Illness Care has published the second in its annual series of surveys measuring Massachusetts residents’ views on serious illness and end-of-life care.

Consistent with Pew and at least a half-dozen other surveys, around 1 in 7 report that they want caregivers to do "whatever it takes to be kept alive."

Because this 14% is a percentage is substantially higher than that reported acceptable by clinicians, US hospitals will continue to have a significant rate of medical futility conflicts. 

05/18/2017 - 3:30am

The Massachusetts Coalition for Serious Illness Care has published the second in its annual series of surveys measuring Massachusetts residents’ views on serious illness and end-of-life care.

05/20/2017 - 11:05pm
Every time I sit down to write about something I want to write about—like how to find meaning in a secular age, or ponder the imminent birth of my new granddaughter—I find my reverie interrupted by the political turmoil surrounding me.
05/17/2017 - 9:12am

Scientific American's Editors write, "partnering across borders means faster discovery and a safer world"

05/17/2017 - 9:01am

Browse through some turn-of-the-century American cookbooks, and it's obvious that popular tastes have changed (such as the presence of fried cornmeal mush and the absence of cilantro). But more striking than the shift in flavors and ingredients is the focus on feeding those who are sick — or, to use the parlance of the time, "cooking for invalids."

05/17/2017 - 8:42am

Three-fifths of troops discharged from the military for misconduct in recent years had a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury or another associated condition, according to a report released Tuesday by the Government Accountability Office

05/17/2017 - 8:36am

To the dismay of scientists. “It might give somebody like my wife a chance to walk,” Texas Representative Drew Springer said through tears late Thursday at the state Capitol in Austin. “I’d trade every one of my bills I’ve passed, every single one of them, to get the chance to hear HB 810.”

05/17/2017 - 6:57am

In developed countries, upwards of 65% of food is wasted, meaning that somewhere from farm to table it ends up in the trash. Fortunately, researchers are finally beginning to study the problem:  

The post Finally! Starting to Study Food Waste appeared first on PeterUbel.com.

05/17/2017 - 3:30am

Coming up next week at the ATS International Conference in Washington, DC: "Nudges in the ICU: When and How Should Intensivists Guide Surrogates’ Decisions?"

At the conclusion of this session, the participant will be able to:...