Month: March 2021

Considering an Assisted Living Place for Your Mom, Dad or Spouse?  Part II

Considering an Assisted Living Place for Your Mom, Dad or Spouse?  Part II Harvard psychiatrist Robert Waldinger used data from the longest study of human happiness to answer the question, “What makes us happy and healthy as we go through life?” The study began in 1938 and continued for 80 years.  What Waldinger found was …

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Considering an Assisted Living Place for Your Mom, Dad or Spouse?  Part I

  Considering an Assisted Living Place for Your Mom, Dad or Spouse?  Part I Recently, I visited with a husband whose wife had advanced Alzheimer’s.  A month ago he reluctantly and with tears in his eyes put her in a facility that specialized in this type of care but within weeks he knew this was …

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Cancer Survival Rates

Cancer Survival RatesGenerally, the most useful measure of cancer survival is 5-year disease-free survival.  Often a patient who lives 5 years without a sign of the original cancer is truly cured.  However, some patients will experience a reoccurrence later in life. Individual survival is NOT predictable with much accuracy.  No one on this Earth can …

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Apoptosis – Destruction of “Bad Cells”

  Apoptosis – Destruction of “Bad Cells” Apoptosis is an off switch found in every human cell.  This allows the body to remove problem cells or cells no longer needed in the body. This “programmed cell death” is a rapid healthy process that removes individual cells without harming nearby cells.  Before a cell will divide …

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