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2011-05-19 06:35:00

"Have You Had the Talk?(TM)" Toolkit Facilitates End-of-Life Discussions for Physicians, Caretakers and Patients DETROIT, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2008 presidential campaign introduced a debate on an unexpected topic: physician/patient conversations on end-of life options. The debate intensified in 2010 as lawmakers drafted health care reform legislation, and Americans began to worry about how changes would affect them should they ever be diagnosed with a terminal...

2011-04-14 16:06:00

Go Wish Cards can help start the conversation regarding future healthcare decisions SAN DIEGO, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To underscore the importance of National Healthcare Decisions Day on April 16, San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine encourages individuals to engage in conversations with their family, friends and healthcare providers regarding future healthcare decisions, including beliefs about end-of-life care. "What matters most to patients...

2011-02-17 00:00:51

Dr. Harry Leider to present at The Annual Assembly of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) February 16, 2011 Ameritox's Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President Harry Leider, MD, MBA, FACPE, will speak at The Annual Assembly of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) and the Hospice & Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA). Dr. Leider will conduct a...

2011-02-14 11:01:00

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- February 14 is widely known as Valentine's Day, but at San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine, the organization celebrates 34 years as a trusted healthcare resource in 2011. As one of the largest not-for-profit hospice programs in the United States, local leaders and the media have cited San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine as the "gold standard" in hospice and palliative medicine. San Diego...

2010-12-21 13:39:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Three US Oncology affiliated healthcare professionals were honored with a "Distinguished Leader Award" during the Capital Hospice Passion for Caring Gala at The Ritz-Carlton, Tyson's Corner on Oct. 30, 2010 in McLean, Va. Capital Hospice is one of the nation's top ten largest hospices and the biggest hospice organization to serve patients and families in the Washington D.C. metroplex. The three individuals were recognized as prominent...

2010-11-16 11:13:00

NHPCO Commends Dartmouth Atlas Project and Calls on Hospitals to Increase Access to Hospice Care ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report released today from the Dartmouth Atlas Project showing that individuals in some areas of the country are far less likely to receive comfort care in accordance with their wishes has drawn the attention of the nation's hospice and palliative care community. This first-ever report from the Dartmouth Atlas Project on cancer...

2010-11-15 20:04:36

A new national survey conducted by researchers from Indiana University and the Regenstrief Institute has found that while palliative care may be available for those with dementia, there are significant barriers to providing or receiving services to relieve the pain, eating difficulties and other symptoms associated with dementia. The survey findings are reported in the Nov. 2010 issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. "Although the general public and many physicians do not...

2010-11-04 11:13:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a proclamation issued from the White House, President Obama declared November 2010 as National Hospice Month. The proclamation reads in part: "All Americans should take comfort in the important work of hospice care, which enables individuals to carry on their lives, in spite of a terminal illness. During this month, let us recognize those who allow the terminally ill to receive comfortable and dignified care." Read the National...

2010-11-04 08:32:00

Physicians from 14 nations receive intensive training in palliative care November 6 - 13 SAN DIEGO, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When Dr. Patrick Akhiwu leaves San Diego to share what he has learned with his overworked hospital staff back in Botswana, he'll be equipped with a new tool to help advance Palliative Care in his country and the region. It's not a new piece of high-tech equipment or a powerful new drug. It's leadership. Akhiwu and 21 doctors from around the world...

2010-10-18 15:48:00

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The City of Hope's Southern California Cancer Pain Initiative (SCCPI) honored three clinicians and one program from San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine for Excellence in Pain Management at an award Gala held on October 9, 2010. The award recognizes outstanding achievements of individuals and programs that improve pain management and provide cancer pain relief. Honorees include Dr. Holly Yang; Dr. Jeff Stoneberg; Sharon...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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