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Debra Sherman's Blog

The most recent employment report from the U.S. Labor Department showed the job market remained... more »
posted 02/11/14
In my last blog post, I wrote about pain and addiction, and quoted my palliative care doctor.... more »
posted 01/20/14
I was a bit surprised by how readily this new physician I visited agreed to prescribe more pain... more »
posted 01/14/14

Debra Sherman's Work

The skyrocketing cost of new cancer treatments is putting advances in fighting the deadly disease out of reach for a growing number of Americans.

A new generation of heart devices is giving new hope to patients. Their use has increased 10-fold since January, but ethical quandaries loom: When is it appropriate to disconnect the device and let a patient die?