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2014-06-16 16:24:59

First Program of Its Kind in Area Expands Access to Quality Palliative Care for Patients SHOW LOW, Ariz., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center announced today its partnership with industry leading, community-based hospice provider, Hospice Compassus, to launch Compassus Palliative Care. This consultative palliative care program is unique to the area, providing customized plans of care for Summit Healthcare patients with serious illnesses. The...

2014-05-05 23:12:24

Specialized Center Provides Latest Medical Interventions for Difficult-to-Treat Pain To Relieve Suffering and Rebuild Lives Hopewell Township, NJ (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 The Capital Institute for Neurosciences today announced it has launched the Center for Comprehensive Pain Management and Palliative Care to help patients suffering from complex and difficult-to-treat pain. The center is run by a highly specialized and internationally recognized pain and palliative care specialist, Dr....

2014-04-16 12:29:58

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer announces $13 million in funding for partner organisations TORONTO, April 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Every person who is living with cancer is unique, and so is that person's cancer journey. The person-centred perspective in cancer care is driven by the needs, values and priorities of the person receiving the care. The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer is pleased to announce $13 million in funding to provinces, territories and cancer organizations...

2013-12-06 14:04:38

A University of Colorado Cancer Center study recently published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine validates a prognostic tool that determines risk of death within a year of hospital admission, helping doctors match treatments to patients’ values and goals of care. “There are many prognostic indices, but until now none meant to be used immediately upon hospital admission,” says Stacy Fischer, MD, CU Cancer Center investigator and assistant professor of internal medicine at the...

2013-10-30 10:24:33

Intervention doubled palliative care consultations; lowered in-hospital mortality and hospital readmission rates A pilot initiative conducted at Mount Sinai Hospital offers compelling evidence that establishing standardized criteria for calling a palliative care consultation improves the quality of care for patients hospitalized with advanced cancer. The investigators saw improvements in the use of hospice services, inpatient mortality, and hospital readmissions among patients offered the...

2013-10-29 23:01:49

Intervention doubled palliative care consultations; lowered in-hospital mortality and hospital readmission rates. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 A pilot initiative conducted at Mount Sinai Hospital offers compelling evidence that establishing standardized criteria for calling a palliative care consultation improves the quality of care for patients hospitalized with advanced cancer. The investigators saw improvements in the use of hospice services, inpatient mortality, and hospital...

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...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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