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DNR by Another Name – NYTimes.com

“I’d like to bring you up to speed on what’s going on,” the doctor said. He had a red goatee and was wearing a white coat. He said that my father had pneumonia and needed a “breathing machine,” and that he also had sepsis and acute lung injury. “The statistics …

BBC News – Obese heart patients ‘do better’

Obese cardiac patients are less likely to die early than their normal weight counterparts, say researchers. This is despite them reporting worse health and being less likely to follow lifestyle advice, a study of more than 4,400 patients reported. One explanation is that doctors treat the disease more aggressively, the …