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BrainWaves: A Neurology Podcast


May 3, 2018

It's not a personal goal of mine to live to be 100. I hope to live a long life--don't get me wrong--but I have no intention spending my final days in a hospital or a nursing home. There's nothing wrong with that, if that's what you want. And it turns out, more non-physician patients prefer this pathway toward dying than physician patients. Why is that?

Produced by James E. Siegler. Music by Andy Cohen, Lee Rosevere, Rui, and Unheard Music Concepts. Voiceover by Erika Mejia. BrainWaves' podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used for clinical decision making.

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