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Mar 16, 2023

So you want to write a book.

So you want to write a book! 

So…you want to write a book?!?

Today we talk with two geriatricians: Rosanne Leipzig, author of Honest Aging: An Insider's Guide to the Second Half of Life; and Louise Aronson, author of Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, and Reimagining Life....

Mar 9, 2023

Psychedelics are having a moment.  Enthusiasm is brimming.  Legalization is moving forward in several states, following the lead of Oregon and Colorado.  FDA is considering approval, shifting away from Schedule I restrictions, paving the way for use in clinical practice.  Potential use in palliative care, chronic pain,...

Mar 2, 2023

Gabapentin is the 10th most prescribed drug in the United States and use is increasing.  In 2002, 1% of adults were taking gabapentinoids (gabapentin and or pregabalin).  By 2015 that number increased to 4% of US adults.

There are a lot of reasons that may explain the massive increase in use of these drugs.  One thing...

Feb 23, 2023

You know when you walk out of a patient's room and have that sense, “This isn’t going to go well.” The patient is sick and getting sicker, and refuses to let you talk with family or other members of her inner circle.  Should you stop at “no?” 

Today we talk with Anne Rohlfing, Lynn Flint, and Anne Kelly,...

Feb 16, 2023

Think about the last time a patient yelled at you in anger.  How did you react?  The last time this happened to me I immediately went on the defensive despite years of training in serious illness communication skills.  Afterwards, I thought there must be a better way.

Well on today’s podcast we invite two of our...