On today's Your Call, we'll have a conversation about the significance of sleep for our mental and physical health. According to the National Sleep Foundation, at least 40 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders. How much sleep do we need? Join us at 10am PST or leave a comment here. What effect does sleep (or the lack of it) have on our bodies? And how could we create a more sleep-friendly society? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.
A note to our listeners and readers: We’ve changed the name of the patient in this story for privacy reasons.
It’s a busy Monday morning at the San Francisco Veterans Association Medical Center. Palliative care physicians Alex Smith and Katherine Aragon, along with their intern Sara Murray, gather in the lobby. They’re on their way to see a patient, Bill Jones – a gentleman in his 60s who has a form of slow-growing cancer.