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2014-05-21 23:11:51

As Seen on PBS HEALTHLINK with Benita Zahn: Suzanne B. O’Brien RN & Hospice Nurse is offering 3 events in June. A love donation seminar Doula: a Bridge to End of Life Care on Saturday, June 7, 2014 1 p.m.- 4 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 181 Western Avenue, Albany and The End Of Life Doula Training Programs Saturday, June 28th and Sunday, June 29th 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Holiday Inn Wolf Rd, Albany. (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 Stirred by her experience as a hospice and oncology nurse, Suzanne...

2014-05-15 16:28:16

Patients' and families' stories show hospice is about more than death - it's about life ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebrating the 40(th) anniversary of hospice care in the United States, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) is excited to introduce a new national campaign, "Moments of Life: Made Possible by Hospice," that will show all Americans that hospice focuses on living and enables special moments and memories at the end of life...

2014-04-16 16:30:19

TORONTO, April 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Ontario's doctors are helping to mark Advance Care Planning Day today by encouraging everyone to take a moment and consider their end-of-life wishes. Advance care planning starts with thinking about your wishes, values and beliefs about the health care you would want if you were ever incapable of making decisions for yourself, and then talking about them with loved ones. "A medical crisis is always going to be a terrible time for a family, but having simple...

2014-04-02 12:28:12

Study suggests elderly Americans are completing living wills and appointing health care surrogates more than ever before, trend had little impact on hospitalization rates A record number of elderly people are completing living wills to guide end-of-life medical treatments – up from 47 percent in 2000 to 72 percent in 2010 – according to new research from the University of Michigan and the Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System. However, even with nearly double the number of...

2014-03-21 23:25:44

Fran Smith, coauthor of Changing the Way We Die (Viva Editions 2014), shared the most common myths about hospice and palliative care. (PRWEB) March 21, 2014 Fran Smith appeared on Health Talk with Dr. Manny Alvarez in a segment entitled "What You Don't Know about Hospice Care." Dr. Manny interviewed Fran about her new co-authored book, Changing the Way We Die: Compassionate End of Life Care and the Hospice Movement. Fran debunked several of the most common myths surrounding...

2014-02-13 08:31:59

Macy Catheter(TM) is the Only Device Approved in the U.S. Solely for Ongoing Rectal Delivery of Medications and Liquids NEWARK, Calif., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hospi Corporation, a privately-held medical device company focused on nurse invented products that optimize patient care, today announced receipt of 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its first product, the Macy Catheter(TM). The Macy Catheter is the only device designed and approved...

2014-02-07 23:02:22

Healthcare reform could lessen the amount of reimbursement from assistant programs, and will threaten profit and revenue in the Hospices and Palliative Care Centers industry. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has added a report on the Hospices and Palliative Care Centers industry to its growing industry report collection. New York, NY (PRWEB) February 07, 2014 The Hospices and Palliative Care Centers industry has grown rapidly for more than a decade, aided by continued...

2014-02-04 23:25:52

The goal is to eventually have a volunteer End-of-Life Doula resource network in every county. Stirred by her experience as a hospice and oncology nurse, Suzanne B. O’brien RN has launched a free training program to support dying patients and families with care at home. Pine Plains, New York (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 End of Life Disconnect: A National Hospice Organization Gallup Poll found that nine out of ten people who were terminally ill wanted to die at home, yet half were dying in...

2013-12-17 11:21:32

'It is as illogical to discredit the LCP because of errant clinicians as it is to ban the Highway Code because of bad drivers.' Claud Regnard, FRCP, a palliative care consultant, has called the demise of the Liverpool Care Pathway a "tragedy" and compared it to banning the Highway Code because of bad drivers in a paper for the journal Age and Ageing, published online today (Tuesday). After a series of media stories about the palliative care system causing malnutrition, dehydration, and...

2013-12-17 11:13:20

Despite preferences for their own care, many physicians still delay hospice discussions with patients Although the vast majority of physicians participating in a multiregional study indicated that they would personally enroll in hospice care if they received a terminal cancer diagnosis, less than one-third would discuss hospice care early in the course of treating a terminally ill cancer patient. A research letter published online in JAMA Internal Medicine also identifies factors that...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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