You may not have heard about compressed morbidity, but it’s an important concept related to health and quality of life.  James Fries, a professor of medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, was the first to discuss compressed morbidity or the idea that we can compress the time horizon between the onset of chronic illness or disability and the time in which we die. This concept sounds, well, morbid, I know, but the idea is important to those who want to live a long, healthy, productive life and spend as little time as possible ill or disabled at the end of life. We should live our... Read More