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Decisions, decisions: Prepare an Advance Directive Now to Guide Your Loved Ones Later

Thursday, April 16, 2009 7:39 2 Comments

Today is National Health Care Decisions Day, sponsored by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. The purpose of this day is to publicize the importance of discussing your wishes for the thing we may dread most in life. No, not having to pay taxes yesterday — end-of-life decisions. My father was diagnosed with pancreatic […]

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Dedicated to My Dad

Thursday, March 26, 2009 14:57 No Comments

Today is March 26. My father, Leonard Neff, the original empowered health care consumer, died 3 years ago today of pancreatic cancer. But he successfully fought, and won, against previous diagnoses of lung cancer and prostate cancer. Despite being a physician who should have known better, Dad wasn’t so great at taking care of his […]

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