Category Archives: New York Times Health

In Palliative Care, Comfort Is the Top Priority

February 17th, 2016 | Tags: , , , , | Posted in Articles, New York Times Health, Stories | No Comments

Last year, when an oncologist advised that Betty Chin might benefit frompalliative care, her son Kevin balked. Mrs. Chin, a…

A New Vision for Dreams of the Dying

February 2nd, 2016 | Tags: , , | Posted in Articles, New York Times Health, Stories | No Comments

One evening in the late fall, Lucien Majors, 84, sat at his kitchen table, his wife Jan by his side,…

In India, Dispensers of Balm Travel to Death’s Door

January 12th, 2016 | Tags: , , | Posted in Articles, New York Times Health, Stories | No Comments

A white van coursed through narrow roads along the monsoon-soaked coastline of Kerala, a state in southwestern India. Inside, Radha…

The Trouble With Advance Directives

March 19th, 2015 | Posted in Articles, New York Times Health | No Comments

The man had written an advance directive four years ago, before his advancing dementia had made communication difficult. He had…

Know the Hard Choices Prolonging Life Entails

February 9th, 2015 | Posted in Articles, New York Times Health | No Comments

Virgie Divinigracia had the kind of death last month that most Americans say they want: at home, relieved of physical…

Treating C.O.P.D. in the Elderly (New York Times Health)

October 14th, 2014 | Posted in New York Times Health | No Comments

Which medications work best for older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease? Doctors aren’t entirely sure: Despite the fact that…