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Top Experts Question The Value Of Advance Care Planning

For decades, Americans have been urged to fill out documents specifying their end-of-life wishes before becoming terminally ill — living wills, do-not-resuscitate orders, and other written materials expressing treatment preferences.

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How Will Pandemic End? Omicron Clouds Forecasts For Endgame

Pandemics do eventually end, even if omicron is complicating the question of when this one will. But it won’t be like flipping a light switch: The world will have to learn to coexist with a virus that’s not going away.

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As Covid Hits Nursing Homes’ Finances, Town Residents Fight To Save Alzheimer’s Facility

Marvin Querry, 86, was on his tractor, planting rye on his 770-acre western Missouri farm, when the call came in early November.

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Exercise During Middle Age May Prevent Age-Related Chronic Diseases

Middle-aged endurance athletes have better control of blood pressure and higher arterial elasticity (a noninvasive measure of cardiovascular risk) than sedentary adults in the same age group.

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Ring In The New Year, Rein In Your Drinking

Two years into a pandemic that has changed how we work, live and play, another change has the potential for far-reaching impact: rising alcohol use.

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As Patients Fell Ill With Covid Inside Hospitals, Government Oversight Fell Short

One by one, the nurses taking care of actress Judi Evans at Riverside Community Hospital kept calling out sick. Patients were coughing as staffers wheeled the maskless soap opera star around the California hospital while treating her for injuries from a horseback fall in May 2020, Evans said.

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