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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,...

2012-08-02 06:24:45

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fatigue is the most common side effect of cancer treatment, often having a negative effect on a patient's life long after therapy has been completed. "Fatigue can affect daily activities, relationships with family and friends, and limit a patient's ability to work," said Pernille Ostberg, MBA, RPh, president and CEO of Matrix Home Care, a statewide service provider. "In some cases, physical fatigue leads to mental fatigue and mood changes." While...

2012-06-26 10:24:23

GREENVILLE, S.C., June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recognizing that social and emotional support are critical components of complete cancer care, Greenville Hospital System announced today the Center for Integrative Oncology and Survivorship and a pioneer partnership with Cancer Support Community (CSC) - one of the largest worldwide providers of social and emotional support for cancer patients and their caregivers. "Research shows that social and emotional support is as important as...

2012-06-21 06:24:06

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization congratulates those organizations that are recipients of the Health Care Innovation Grants recently announced by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110105/DC25260LOGO) "Several of the funded projects are being conducted by hospice and palliative care leaders and are providing continuum services that could lead to an...

2012-06-12 06:26:04

OTTAWA, June 12, 2012 /CNW/ - Health Canada's announcement today, to provide three million dollars over three years in support of palliative care, is welcomed by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer. The funding will support The Way Forward: Moving Towards Community-Integrated Hospice Palliative Care in Canada, an initiative of the Quality End-of-life Care Coalition of Canada, managed by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association. The Partnership is a member of the Initiative's...

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...

2012-06-04 10:23:15

DANVERS, Mass. and BEVERLY, Mass., June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pain affects nearly everyone at some point in their lives, and, in the worst cases, diminishes quality of life and livelihood. In fact, pain is a significant health problem affecting more than 100 million people and costing society at least $560-$635 billion annually in both health care and lost productivity costs.* Now research shows that pain patients do better with a comprehensive approach to care that addresses the needs of...

2012-05-10 10:21:42

SOUTH NORWALK, Conn., May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- North American Power, the energy company that has saved its customers millions of dollars on their electric bills while greening the power grid, has been named a finalist in two categories of The 2012 American Business Awards. The company is a finalist in the Company of the Year category for Energy, and Co-founder and CEO Kerry Breitbart is a finalist in the Executive of the Year category for Energy & Utilities. North American Power and...