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Advance directives

Here's an important decision that many people put off until it's too late: what type of medical care do I want if I'm too sick, confused, or injured to voice my wishes? If you haven't left instructions, medical choices will be left to worried relatives or to a doctor or guardian appointed by a judge, none of whom may understand your values, beliefs, and preferences. You can take charge by preparing advance directives like…

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