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Timeline: How Apple is piecing together its secret healthcare plan

From the launch of its HealthKit API in September 2014 to revelations this month of EHR-like work with a tiny startup, it’s clear that healthcare is …

Early Palliative Care Improves Outcomes for Family Caregivers of Cancer Patients

<b>By Mark L. Fuerst</b> CHICAGO—Introducing palliative care shortly after a cancer diagnosis results in better quality of life and fewer depression …

ASCO guideline recommends early integration of palliative, standard oncology care

Patients with advanced cancer should receive dedicated, early palliative care concurrently with standard oncology treatment, according to ASCO’s …

Simple Digital Technologies Can Reduce Health Care Costs

Businesses that are serious about reducing health care costs — and improving the health and well-being of their employees — should take a serious look at digital therapeutics, which have the potential to provide effective, low-cost ways to prevent and treat chronic diseases and their consequences. …

Signing Her Grandmother's Do Not Resuscitate Order Led This Entrepreneur to Found a Health Tech Startup

Kelli Thomas-Drake intimately understands the frustration and powerlessness that plague the deeply emotional process of advocating for an ailing family member’s healthcare.<p>When her mother battled breast cancer, the Dallas entrepreneur struggled to help the retired psychiatrist keep track of her …

The Journey of Palliative Care

Carrying Hospice Messages to New Audiences

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recent weeks, millions of people have had the opportunity to learn more about hospice and …

A Quality Life: Shari and Jim’s Pulmonary Hypertension Story

Rising hospice use, shorter stays

About once a year, a patient or family member will “jump up and just walk out of the room when I mention hospice,” says David Casarett, MD, chief …

Tech Trends Shaping The Future Of Medicine, Part 2

Enormous technological changes in medicine and healthcare are heading our way. If they hit us unprepared (which we are now), they will wash away the medical system we know, leaving a purely technology–based service without personal interaction. By preparing and planning, we have the opportunity to …

Dementia and Palliative Care

Dementia is a deterioration of the brain. Although the disease progresses slowly, it finally causes the brain to stop working. Families caring for a …

Linda M. Gorman - Moving Palliative Care Into Mainstream Healthcare | TheONC | A Gated Community for Oncology Nurses and Cancer Care Teams

We all know that our healthcare system has to adapt to the needs of a growing aging population of people who have multiple chronic illnesses, …

Palliative care would benefit many older trauma patients

Half of older adults who sustain injuries severe enough that they could die in the hospital or become unable to function independently are not asked …

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Dispatch From D.C.: An Increased Focus On Home And Palliative Care

In September, Dallas-based Axxess, along with the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation (AHHQI) and others, sponsored and participated in a …

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Solaris Hospice on Twitter: "#Hospice care never means there's nothing more to be done. Quality of life can always be improved. #palliativecare #hpm"

Palliative care doctors help patients cope with their illnesses

More and more hospitals across the country are starting palliative care programs, including in Pennsylvania, which has a rate of 67 percent.

Hospice CAHPS Frequently Asked Questions | HEALTHCAREfirst

What is the Hospice CAHPS Survey?<p>Drawing heavily on questionnaires from the public domain such as the Family Evaluation of Hospice Care (FEHC), CMS …

Comparing hospice and nonhospice patient survival among patients who die within a three-year window.

2007 Mar;33(3):238-46.<p>1National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, USA. sconnor@nhpco.org<p>Abstract<p>There is a …

Early Palliative Care for Patients with Metastatic Non–Small-Cell Lung Cancer

<b>1.</b> Mongan JJ, Ferris TG, Lee TH. Options for slowing the growth of health care costs. N Engl J Med 2008;358:1509-1514<p><b>2.</b> Weinstein MC, Skinner JA. …

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Palliative Care in Emergency Medicine • LITFL

Applying some principles learned in Palliative Care to every-day Emergency Medicine practice – a guest post by <b>Professor Ian Rogers</b> FACEM, of St John …

Doctors on Twitter: Worldwide growth mapped, 2006-2014

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Prevention and Management of Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy in Survivors of Adult Cancers: ASCO Clinical Practice Guideline

ASCO has recently published guidelines for the prevention and management of CIPN. Unfortunately, but not surprisingly even after a robust medical …

How to “Unplug” from Caregiving

You deserve a break, but how can you avoid spending your respite time worrying about what’s happening at home? Ample planning and a few back-up …

Boomers turn to online tools for healthcare needs

Photograph: Alamy<p>Biometric devices are marketed not only to marathon runners but also to people who want to keep track of their health.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/11/5/1415197747945/eb892821-917a-4332-b19d-100b4306e7e7-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: …

Congestive Heart Failure and Palliative Care

Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a chronic condition in which the heart is unable to pump your blood properly. It can cause breathing problems and …

Mom's Not Dead Yet... Living in the Moment With Terminal Illness

As Kathleen reminded me, I need to stop killing off my mother. I have the rest of my life to grieve after she dies. For today, all Mom wants is for me to be with her... now.<p>I cried all the way home from San Diego. Monday morning I learned of the death of Tom Magliozzi, one of the beloved brothers …

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