Harvard physician Atul Gawande says we need to change the nation's approach to aging and dying. How nursing homes can focus more on patients’ need for human connection, and how end-of-life treatment is actually shortening lives instead of extending them.
Guest Host: Steve Roberts
Stephen Heywood was 29 when he learned he was dying of ALS – Lou Gehrig’s disease. His older brother Jamie transformed himself from a mechanical into a genetic engineer in a race to cure the incurable. Pulitzer-prize winning author Jonathan Weiner tells the story of the brothers’ journey to the edge of medicine.
- Jonathan Weiner Pulitzer Prize winning author of "The Beak of the Finch," "Time, Love, Memory," "Planet Earth," and "The Next One Hundred Years."
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