End of life care, How old you feel

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A patient has her blood pressure checked.
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A reporter shares her work looking into how end of life care varies — and when it’s too aggressive. Then, a writer helps us better understand why we don’t always feel like our age.

Featured in this Show

  • How end of life medical care can be overly aggressive

    We talk with a reporter who covered a study that looked at elderly people with cancer, and compared levels of medical care they received in the last 30 days of their lives.

  • Why you feel younger in your head than you are in real life

    Research has found that on average, people over 40 think of themselves as 20 percent younger than they actually are. A journalist explains why this discrepancy between the age someone is in their mind — also known as subjective age — and their actual chronological age is so common.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Trina La Susa Technical Director
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Paula Span Guest
  • Jennifer Senior Guest

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