Depression and Heart Attacks: A Deadly Combination

Posted on July 2nd, 2021
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 In August of 1991, author Larry McMurtry struck a Holstein cow while driving on a rural road near his Texas panhandle ranch.  The cow walked away from the accident and the Lincoln town car was slightly damaged, but the event marked the inception of a lengthy healthcare crisis for McMurtry. The next morning McMurtry was […]

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The Truth about Judy Garland’s ‘Incautious’ Death

Posted on June 25th, 2021
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“Do you know how difficult it is to be Judy Garland?  And for me to live with me?  I’ve had to do it — and what more unkind life can you think of than the one I’ve lived?” Two years after making those comments to McCall’s magazine, Judy Garland was found dead in her rented London home.  […]

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Baby Boomers challenge the myths about growing old

Posted on June 17th, 2021
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The term ageism, coined in 1968 by psychiatrist and pioneering gerontologist, Dr. Robert N. Butler, refers to prejudice against the elderly. “Ageism reflects a deep seated uneasiness…a personal revulsion to and distaste for growing old, disease, disability, and fear of powerlessness, uselessness, and death,” Dr. Butler said. What particularly exasperated Dr. Butler was the reality that chronological […]

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Home or Hospital?  Choosing a place to die.

Posted on June 10th, 2021
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Most Americans would prefer to die at home.  Surveys show that 90% of our population wants to pass away in their own beds. There was a time when the majority of deaths were homebased.  In 1912, two-thirds of those passing succumbed there. “Throughout human history, and until very recently, most people died at home,” Dr. […]

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Why Audiences Love Jimmy Stewart

Posted on June 4th, 2021
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  Over his sixty-year acting career, two-time Academy Award winner James Stewart was never one to back away from a risky role.  A surprising number of the parts he played were fragile, disillusioned figures, given to very dark moments.   Biographer Donald Dewey said that Stewart, when considering a script, was first interested in his character’s […]

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