Jason Karlawish

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Jason Karlawish is a physician and author. His novel Open Wound: The Tragic Obsession of Dr. William Beaumont, based on true events along the early 19th century American frontier, is the story of a physician's increasing obsession with achieving fame and fortune. Karlawish is a Professor of Medicine, Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Whealthcare. Why bankers, financial analysts and doctors need to start working together

Saturday, July 25, 2015 - 10:36am

Over the last few months, as I’ve been musing about the aging brain and how problems with financial capacity are among the most common and earliest signs of more than trivial age-related declines as well as common diseases like Alzheimer’s disease and this idea came to me. In a word, it was “whealthcare.” Whealthcare is not simply a play on words. With aging, our health and wealth face multiple risks. The more we integrate our health and wealth care, the better we can...

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Me talk doctor talk one day.

Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 9:16am

In the July 2015 Medical Ethics Advisor, I’m quoted in an article “Do physician assume they know older patients’ wishes? Negative stereotypes may lead to unwanted or inadequate care.” I spoke up on one issue that has long nagged me. Baby talk. Here’s what I said….

Some providers automatically switch to “baby talk” when communicating with older adults, says J...

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Talking about OPEN WOUND with Radio KUCI

Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 1:57pm

On April 28th, I'll be talking with Claudia Shambaugh about my novel OPEN WOUND: THE TRAGIC OBSESSION OF DR. WILLIAM BEAUMONT. Claudia's show Ask a Leader, is a lively hour long discussion of books, culture, science and the arts.

Listen to a live stream of the interview on Radio KUCI 88.9 FM in Irvine, at kuci.org at noon-12:45pm EST, 9-9:45 PDT.  

A podcast will be uploaded by the following weekend, on...

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The capacity to be Harper Lee

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 8:06am

In February, the author Harper Lee stunned the world with the news that, in July, she will publish “Go Set a Watchman.” It’s Lee’s second novel, coming out...

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“Should we still read Still Alice?”

Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 9:32am

This question’s been nagging me. It’s a great story to raise awareness -- and it got five-time nominated Julianne Moore her first Oscar – but is it the best narrative to help us make sense of Alzheimer’s disease? I started writing and this Sunday’s Philadelphia Inquirer has my essay “...

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Alzheimers disease finds a different voice

Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 1:29am

AP has a story about Peter Bristol, one of the first subjects of the A4 Study – shorthand for the...

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Time to start making sense of Alzheimers -- because short of a cure, we're going to have to learn how to live with this disease of the mind

Sunday, December 28, 2014 - 2:24pm

This Fall, my colleagues and I launched www.makingsenseofalzheimers.org, a web site dedicated to understanding the disease's past, present and possible futures. It features interviews with people who are living with the disease, work by visual and performance and...

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Talking about Alzheimer’s, aging and the spaces in between them….

Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 10:51am

A few recent interviews with me are up & about the air and cyber waves...

Wisconsin Public Radio’s Kathleen Dunn spoke with me. The show, “...

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Penn Medicine Researchers Receive Funding from CDC to Advance Brain Health

Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 2:22pm

PHILADELPHIA – Researchers affiliated with Penn’s newly-created Prevention Research Center (PRC), have received two grants totaling over $860,000 from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Special Interest Project (SIP) to advance the CDC’s Healthy Brain Initiative.

The UPenn PRC conducts innovative public health and disease management research aimed at preventing chronic disease and reducing health disparities in Southeastern Pennsylvania. In June...

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Lighting up with Leonard

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 2:12pm

Two years ago, at a conference in Miami on Alzheimer's disease, after a session about risk factors and biomarker predicton models, a colleague remarked to me how Leonard Cohen has been saying onstage that when he turns 80, he will resume smoking. Following that afternoon's...

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