Honoring someone's end-of-life decisions

  If you’ve created your advanced directive, notified your loved ones of your decision and obtained their buy-in, named a heath care surrogate and made sure your physician knew of your desire, you’d expect to get compliance with those very real and very legal decision but the Florida Health Care Administration has cited 15 Florida…

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Is palliative care for you?

  Most people are aware of hospice care and what it pertains to but a closely related medical specialty is relatively unknown.  Palliative care seeks to address the multiple ways that illness affects a person whether the effects are physical, financial, spiritual etc.  The focus is on treating the symptoms of the disease or the…

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Where you live matters

  The United States covers a very large area so it’s mostly impossible to make all-encompassing statements.  For instance, the average American lives to 77.6 years and overall ranks 33 in the world for longevity but where you live matters because there is a deep disparity between parts of the county. 

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