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Lyn Hacker: Do Not Resuscitate and other end of life decisions — think about them now, while you can

The death of much beloved rock icon, Tom Petty, and maybe the violence in Las Vegas has brought up some serious considerations of the concepts of DNR or Do Not Resuscitate Orders. DNRs and Advance Directives are not things that people tend to think of until they get much older, which might be unfortunate. It seems the younger you are, the more resistant you are in thinking something catastrophic might...

Alzheimer’s News: Deaths much higher than thought; new blood test predicts disease

Thousands walked last September in the annual march to promote awareness of Alzheimer’s in Louisville. (Photo from Ky./Ind. chapter)   By combining the results of a study published recently in the journal Neurology and another published online this week in Nature Medicine, the Kentucky and Indiana Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association believe that up to a half a million deaths a year...