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2013-10-30 23:04:18

Mediaplanet Publishing and Hospice Leaders come together to release "End of Life Care" special edition of USA TODAY. (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 On the weekend of September 27th-29th MediaPlanet Publishing, along with leaders in the hospice and palliative care industry, partnered together to release, “End of Life Care: A Reader’s Guide to Hospice and Palliative Care” in USA TODAY. This fact-filled, resource-rich, inspirational section examined answers to the questions so...

2013-04-08 23:01:46

Names Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice as preferred provider for pain and symptom relief services at any stage of illness Camden, NJ (PRWEB) April 08, 2013 Lourdes Health System has launched a Palliative Medicine consultation service effective April 1. Lourdes named Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice´s Palliative Medical Partners specialty practice as its Preferred Provider for this burgeoning field of medicine, announced Alexander J. Hatala, President and CEO of Lourdes Health...

2013-03-07 23:55:16

As baby-boomers age and the number of people with serious chronic illnesses continues to rise, the demand for experts in palliative medicine is sure to outstrip the supply, according Timothy E. Quill, M.D., professor of Medicine, Psychiatry and Medical Humanities in the Center for Ethics, Humanities and Palliative Care at the University of Rochester Medical Center. In a perspective published in today's New England Journal of Medicine, Quill, who serves as president of the American Academy...

2013-02-21 23:04:00

Hospice Savannah affiliate Laura Wiggins, Director of the Steward Center for Palliative Care, will speak at the National Hospice and Palliative Care annual leadership conference. Savannah, GA (PRWEB) February 21, 2013 Laura N. Wiggins, MSN, APRN, BC-ANP, ACHPN has been selected to speak at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization´s 28th annual Management and Leadership Conference to be held in National Harbor, Maryland in April, 2013. As the Director of The Steward Center...

2013-02-06 10:07:58

A study published Feb. 6 in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that while more seniors are dying with hospice care than a decade ago, they are increasingly doing so for very few days right after being in intensive care. The story told by the data, said the study's lead author, is that for many seniors palliative care happens only as an afterthought. "For many patients, hospice is an 'add-on' to a very aggressive pattern of care during the last days of life," said Dr....

2012-12-11 00:59:28

Fewer emergency room visits, less depression Seniors in long-term care experienced a significant reduction in emergency room visits and depression when receiving palliative care services, according to a recent collaborative study by researchers at Hebrew SeniorLife's Hebrew Rehabilitation Center (HRC) and Institute for Aging Research, both affiliated with Harvard Medical School (HMS). The results of the study, published today in The Gerontologist, demonstrate the potential for improved...


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lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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