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Palliative Care (INACTIVE)

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  • New Maryland plan targets cancer deaths

    State health officials released an ambitious plan Tuesday to reduce cancer deaths, using the latest strategies to prevent, detect and treat the disease — and save the lives of an additional 1,200 Marylanders a year. "Our goal in Maryland is to have...
  • Try End-Of-Life Medical Orders

    Now that the physician-assisted suicide bill has died in committee, we must turn our attention to a better way to control the care we receive at the end of our lives. SB 413, recommended by the Connecticut Department of Public Health, proposes a pilot...
  • Start early on Easter shopping, help Hospice

    Start early on Easter shopping, help Hospice
    Women for Hospice, fundraising organization for Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care, will host its Easter Room at the Hospice Hope Chest, 351 N. Donnelly St., Mount Dora. The Easter-themed room will be brimming with decorations, gifts, plants and...
  • Hospice Care A Compassionate Option

    According to coverage of testimony about the pending physician-assisted suicide bill, supporters "say it is needed to give dying patients a measure of control and dignity over their final days, which often pass in a blur of suffering and fear" [March 18,...
  • Aid-In-Dying Bill Brings Strong Response At Capitol Hearing

    Aid-In-Dying Bill Brings Strong Response At Capitol Hearing
    HARTFORD — There was talk of personal freedom and predictions of a "slippery slope." There were religious arguments and moral lessons. And, above all, there were harrowing recollections from those who lost a loved one to a devastating illness....
  • People who die can be virtually immortal in social media

    The Facebook page of Bill Watkins' mother lights up at least twice a year, on her birthday and on the anniversary of her death. She passed away three years ago last month. And it unsettles her son that Mom remains a source of delight on the social...
  • First trial of LSD as medicine in 40 years shows promise

    First trial of LSD as medicine in 40 years shows promise
    For the first time in more than four decades, the drug lysergic acid diethylamide -- better known as LSD -- has been the experimental adjunct to psychotherapy in a controlled clinical trial approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. And a newly...
  • Commentary: 'Care' also includes the end of life

    Let's shift the national healthcare conversation from insurance exchanges to some of the other important components of the Affordable Care Act (ACA): delivering affordable, high-quality care with improved patient satisfaction. While our first thoughts of...
  • Prescribing Death Is Wrong Road

    Prescribing Death Is Wrong Road
    An anonymous person once wrote, "Never knock on Death's door. Ring the doorbell and run. Death hates that." In Connecticut, we are having a debate about knocking on Death's door. The General Assembly is expected to consider a bill this session that...
  • Palliative care helps ease the symptoms, pain and stress of serious illness

    Palliative care helps ease the symptoms, pain and stress of serious illness
    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My husband was diagnosed with cancer six months ago and just completed chemotherapy treatments. He's not feeling great right now and may need more cancer treatments at some point. We've been told his long-term outlook is good. At a...
  • Nonmedical hospice in Hampton provides end-of-life comfort

    Nonmedical hospice in Hampton provides end-of-life comfort
    The sun inched towards the horizon setting the sky ablaze in ribbons of pink and orange above the waters of Hampton Roads before slowly slipping out of sight. As she soaked up the view from the fifth floor suite at The Chamberlin on Fort Monroe, Eva...
  • Year's end a good time to consider end-of-life plans

    Would anyone like more pie? If you were neurologically devastated in an accident, would you want to forgo life-sustaining treatment? It wasn't exactly like that at our family's recent holiday dinner. But with our children home for a few days, we...