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Published September 15, 2011, 12:35 PM

Areavoices: When it comes to health, do you have the right to fail?

It’s the kind of story that probably makes most clinicians grit their teeth in frustration: An 80-something patient doesn’t want medication for her high blood pressure, refuses to follow the doctor’s advice and ends up on the operating table with a life-threatening aortic dissection.

By: Anne Polta, Wilmar Tribune/Areavoices blogger, INFORUM

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