Issues in Aging
- The Struggle over Medical Decisions at the End of Life by Paula Spencer Scott - When retired professor Jeffrey Butler suffered a stroke at age 79, the prevailing concept of “the best medicine” kicked in to save him. He survived, though unable to complete full sentences. During stroke rehab, he developed a painful intestinal hernia. To qualify for the surgery recommended to repair it, a cardiac exam was ordered. When it showed a slow heartbeat, a pacemaker was urged.
Blog of the Week
- Why Biden Won: The Missing Reason by Margaret Morganroth Gullette - The 2020 presidential election took place at arguably the most anxious time in the nation’s history, at least as threatening as the Civil War, the flu epidemic of 1918–1919, or the distant world wars.
I Found My Secret to Feeling Younger and Stronger. The Pandemic Stole it Away.
Unable to volunteer due to COVID, Bruce Horowitz found himself missing both the sense of helping others and helping himself.
Kaiser Health News
Analysis: I Was a Teenage Rifle Owner, Then an ER Doctor. Assault Weapons Shouldn’t Count as ‘Guns.’
Elisabeth Rosenthal reflects on the culture of guns in the United States and the dramatic, dangerous shift that has led to devastating death.
SCF Editors Recommend
At 82, Old Man Steve Cracks Up the Internet on Tiktok
With crazy hats, random music and clean comedy, this retired bachelor is bringing joy to his online followers.
Those We’ve Lost
This ongoing New York Times series shares stories about the people who have died during the coronavirus pandemic.