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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...

2012-10-16 04:01:40

Dr. Patrick W. Hogan of Arizona Pain Specialists, the premier pain management clinic in Glendale, AZ. received the prestigious 2012 Patients´ Choice Award. This award is based on excellent patient reviews and near perfect scores from online patient voters. Glendale, AZ (PRWEB) October 15, 2012 Dr. Patrick W. Hogan, D.O., double-board certified interventional pain physician and anesthesiologist at Arizona Pain Specialists (http://www.arizonapain.com), has received a Patients´...

2012-10-01 12:32:22

Landmark global survey reveals major shortcomings in many countries around the world Governments around the world are leaving hundreds of millions of cancer patients to suffer needlessly because of their failure to ensure adequate access to pain-relieving drugs, an unprecedented new international survey reveals. The new data, released to the public during the ESMO 2012 Congress of the European Society for Medical Oncology in Vienna, paints a shocking picture of unnecessary pain on a...

2012-08-15 23:01:54

Led by ION Solutions, Physician Resource Management & Priority Health, oncology medical home initiative aimed at improving oncology patient care and payer relationships Valley Forge, Pa (PRWEB) August 14, 2012 ION Solutions, a company of AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group, and Physician Resource Management(PRM) are pleased to announce that three community oncology practices have committed to the Michigan Oncology Medical Home Demonstration Project. Initiated by ION Solutions and PRM,...

2012-06-05 09:46:36

Hospice Care Would Improve Quality of Life and Lower Costs, Say Authors Half of adults over age 65 made at least one emergency department (ED) visit in the last month of life, in a study led by a physician at the San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC) and UCSF. Three quarters of ED visits led to hospital admissions, and more than two-thirds of those admitted to the hospital died there. In contrast, the 10 percent of study subjects who had enrolled in hospice care at least one month...

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.