Bob's Recent Stories
Health Sep 17End-of-life decisions can be difficult. This doctor thinks ‘nudges’ can help
A critical care physician says "nudges" can help those with serious illnesses make sound decisions at a time of great emotional and physical complexity.
Health Sep 02Doctors want to give their cancer patients every chance. But are they pushing off hard talks too long?
Experts say doctors who counsel immunotherapy and hold onto hopes for remission are postponing conversations about palliative care and end-of-life wishes.
Health Jan 21A ‘civil war’ over painkillers rips apart the medical community
As doctors and regulators restrict access to opioid treatments, many patients who genuinely need drugs to manage their pain say they are being left behind.
Health Jun 22In Appalachia, cancer rates are stubbornly high. One woman’s quest to find out why
In the poorest communities spanning Appalachia, cancer is often a death sentence. But one woman has launched a number of initiatives to try to help.
Health Jun 05Was boxing to blame for Parkinson’s disease in Muhammad Ali?
Muhammad Ali was still boxing professionally when observers first noticed signs of neurological decline, and many have been quick to link his profession to his diagnosis, years later, of Parkinson’s disease.