Herbert Diamond, Manisha Parulekar

Elderly book end-of-life talks once labeled 'death panels'

In this Wednesday, April 13, 2016 photo, Herbert Diamond, 88, left, of Fort Lee, N.J., speaks with Dr. Manisha Parulekar about his end of life preferences, at the Hackensack Medical Center in Hackensack, N.J. Such conversations, are slowly spreading across the U.S. as Medicare rolls out government payments for the consultations. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — The doctor got right down to business after Herbert Diamond bounded in. A single green form before her, she had some questions for the agile 88-year-old: about comas and ventilators, about feeding tubes and CPR, about intense and irreversible suffering.

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