| Jun 17, 2011
| 4:25 AM
U.S. Roman Catholic bishops on Thursday approved slight revisions to their policy governing child sex abuse, saying the church would not tolerate offending priests. But critics said children were still vulnerable.
After minimal debate, the bishops passed...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 2:51 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In new survey of cancer doctors in the U.S., many oncologists said they were good at managing their patients' pain -- but most failed to choose the right treatment option in a test, and said that figuring out how much pain...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 7:24 PM
(Reuters) - Many U.S. cancer doctors say they are good at managing their patients' pain, but most failed to choose the right treatment options in a test and say that figuring out the level of pain patients have is still a major barrier to care, a survey...
| Nov 24, 2011
It's the first holiday season after the loss of a loved one, and you want to honor them with a place setting at the table. But not everyone is on board with your plan. How can you keep a family member's memory alive without causing a family rift?...
| Nov 30, 2011
More than 11 years ago, at age 89, Mary Cipolla, of Roselle, went through surgery for a rare type of pancreatic cancer, a "Hail Mary" procedure that removed parts of her stomach, pancreas, bile duct, gallbladder and small intestine — and saved her...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 12:00 PM
Peyton "Pete" Dralle wasted little time after he learned doctors could do no more to treat his throat cancer. He took spur-of-the-moment trips, got his affairs in order and, when he finally agreed to care at San Diego Hospice, he documented his life...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 8:15 PM
Question: Is it acceptable to pray for someone you love to die? My mother-in-law has completely deteriorated physically and mentally, and has been in hospice care for about 18 months. As far as I can tell, she's not in acute pain but she can't communicate...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 6:35 PM
Q. The doctor has suggested we put my mother on hospice, but I don’t really understand what that means. Can you explain hospice to me?
According to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, “Hospice affirms life and neither...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 3:37 PM
Kyle R. Allen, DO, was recently appointed director of geriatric medicine services at Riverside Health System in Newport News. Before joining Riverside, Allen spent 17 years at Summa Health System in Ohio where his research focused on chronic illness...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 3:49 PM
I was at a funeral for a friend and remembered a story that I heard at an airport lounge a few weeks ago. My seat was directly across from a woman who appeared to be in her late 60s. Her husband was wearing a shirt that had an embroidered patch on it that...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 2:08 PM
Rick Kasper incoming president of the Illinois Hospice and Palliative Care Association, suggests asking the following questions when choosing a hospice care provider:
1. Do my physician, nurse, or friends and neighbors have a recommendation?
| Mar 24, 2012
| 3:49 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — A few minutes past noon, Chloe lies almost motionless on her side on the examining table as Dr. Christina Long administers a vaccine on the tender inside of her upper thigh. Gently, she turns her over and injects the other thigh in...