Mary Mulcahy

Mary F. Mulcahy, MD, is an associate professor in the Department of Hematology/Oncology at Northwestern University, where she is part of the Public Voices Fellowship for the OpEd Project. She is the co-founder of Life Matters Media.

  • The Next Step for End-of-Life Care

    The hourly revenue generated by a physician discussing plans for care is $87. That same physician, when conducting a procedure such as a colonoscopy or a cataract extraction, will make more than $300 per hour. Renewed support for a bill that would better compensate U.S. doctors for providing end-of-life counseling highlights the value of these conversations; for patients, physicians, and the healthcare system.

  • When Fighting Cancer Isn't Worth It

    The most aggressive treatments currently available don't guarantee success, and they aren't right for everyone.

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Never Tell People How Old They Look

Age discrimination affects us all. James Hamblin turns to a colleague for advice.

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Would You Live in a Treehouse?

A treehouse can be an ideal office space, vacation rental, and way of reconnecting with your youth.

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Pittsburgh: 'Better Than You Thought'

How Steel City became a bikeable, walkable paradise

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A Four-Dimensional Tour of Boston

In this groundbreaking video, time moves at multiple speeds within a single frame.

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Who Made Pop Music So Repetitive? You Did.

If pop music is too homogenous, that's because listeners want it that way.

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