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2014-10-01 23:14:14

Registration Now Open for LINK 2015 Event Ozark, MO (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 HEALTHCAREfirst is proud to announce that it has earned an 'Elite Supplier' distinction for the 3rd Annual Home Care LINK Conference. This award is given to the suppliers that participated in LINK 2014 and ranked in the top 25% of suppliers based on provider scores for their ability to be consultative, innovative, and the overall value of each supplier meeting. "This seal identifies HEALTHCAREfirst...

2014-10-01 23:05:42

Improving quality of care for people with serious illness is critical for the patient, the family, society and the health care system. The principles of palliative care can effectively address many of the key challenges as the Affordable Care Act is poised to expand access. New York, New York (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 According to palliative care experts Diane E. Meier. MD and Amy S. Kelley, MD, MSHS, six million people in the United States need palliative care. Palliative care is...

2014-10-01 23:03:48

A featured session at the #NAHAC14 conference is Finding the Words and Learning How to Have the Conversation: Palliative and End of Life Care. End-of-life conversations are some of the more difficult challenges that advocates and healthcare providers face; knowing how to initiate a discussion of end of life wishes with patients and families leads to better choices in end of life care. Chicago IL (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 Healthcare advocates, patient navigators, healthcare providers and...

2014-10-01 16:27:12

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hospice Foundation of America (HFA) will present a live, online webinar examining the myths and realities of grieving styles in Real Men Don't Cry on Tuesday, October 14 from noon--1:30pm ET. Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, and Terry Martin, PhD, will focus on the different patterns or styles of grief, emphasizing that each of these patterns has distinct advantages and disadvantages. "Many people believe that if a grieving person does not...

2014-10-01 16:26:19

Nearly two-thirds would favor allowing terminally ill adults to request and receive a prescription to end their suffering, reports Compassion & Choices LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly two-thirds of Californian voters would support a death-with-dignity measure that would give a mentally competent, terminally ill adult the right to request and receive a prescription for life-ending medication from a physician, a poll released today reveals. This medical practice is...

2014-09-30 23:17:30

Visiting Nurse Association Health Group is pleased to announce that Steven Landers, MD, MPH, president and chief executive officer, was honored with a NJBIZ “40 Under 40” award on Monday evening. The NJBIZ award celebrates 40 of New Jersey’s most accomplished young businessmen and women who have been making headlines in their field and who share a commitment to business growth, professional excellence and to the community. Red Bank, New Jersey (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Visiting...

2014-09-30 23:14:17

New video from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization's “Moments of Life” campaign shows the compassion provided by hospice to a couple facing ALS. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Visit Pam and Steve’s quiet home in the Philadelphia neighborhood of Chestnut Hill and you will find a loving couple facing the most monumental challenge of their life together, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Steve was diagnosed with ALS – more commonly known as ALS or Lou...

2014-09-30 23:07:42

Nonprofit thanks longtime advocates for their steadfast dedication White Plains, NY (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Hospice & Palliative Care of Westchester (HPCW) recently hosted its annual “In Celebration” gala, honoring three outstanding individuals for their commitment to furthering the nonprofit’s mission of striving to provide extraordinary and dignified comfort, care and compassion to individuals and families facing a serious or life-limiting illness. The event was held at the...

2014-09-29 23:02:24

Serra Medical Plaza Grand Opening on October 8, 6-730 p.m. Celebrates The Opening of An Ultra-Modern Facility. Thousand Oaks, Calif. (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 Leading Conejo Valley medical practices –– Pain Management and Injury Relief (PMIR) and Thousand Oaks Surgery Center (TOSC) –– are proud to announce the opening of Serra Medical Plaza, a state-of-the-art healthcare facility in Thousand Oaks, Calif. The new medical center will be home to these two practices that offer Conejo...

2014-09-26 20:22:22

AB 2139 gives terminally ill people better access to information about end-of-life options LOS ANGELES, Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Compassion & Choices today applauded Governor Jerry Brown for signing legislation that will require medical providers, after giving a patient a terminal diagnosis, to inform their patients that they have a right to comprehensive information about their end-of-life options. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140312/DC81938LOGO-b "It...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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