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March 17, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Seniors driving: Create better standards for elderly drivers

I write as a 79-year-old who has driven since age 16, and who has never been in a collision [“Fatal crash restarts conversation on aging drivers problems,” Local News, March 9]. As I have aged, I have noted the slowing of my reflex time and the reduction of my night vision, and have adjusted my driving…

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March 8, 2013 at 6:00 AM

California nurse refuses to perform CPR on dying 87-year-old

Some don’t want to be resuscitated About the article regarding not doing CPR on the independent-living 87-year-old resident in California: What if one living in Washington state has filled out a Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment form with instruction not to be resuscitated [“ ‘We always start CPR,’ medical official says,” page one, March 5]? Such…

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0 Comments | Topics: CPR, Medicine, seniors