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Though there have been significant improvements in the treatment of head and neck cancer, there is still a lack of data on the experience of end of life care for head and neck cancer patients.
Northwestern Asthma-COPD Program partners with palliative medicine to help patients cope with their disease CHICAGO, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When faced with a long-term illness, patients often retreat or are left feeling hopeless, a response that can negatively impact one's prognosis and impair their quality of life.
New Report Outlines Progress Made and Issues Call to Action ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A call to action in the form of a new report, Private Conversations and Public Discourse: The Importance of Consumer Engagement in End-of-Life Care, stresses the importance of the American public openly discussing care at the end of life.
More than 800 Pain Scientists and Physicians Gather to Learn the Latest Advances in Pain Medicine Pain Medicine DC: The Governing Voices of Pain: Medicine, Science and Government NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The latest research, education and regulations that affect the practice of pain medicine by physicians and their treatment teams will be the focus of the American Academy of Pain Medicine's 27th Annual Meeting in National Harbor, Maryland this week.
Study Highlights: -- Twelve weeks in a low-intensity collaborative care program improved depression symptoms and reduced anxiety in heart disease patients. -- A collaborative care program for depression uses a non-physician care manager to coordinate treatment among the patient, primary doctor and a psychiatrist. -- The study is the first to begin the collaborative care program in the hospital and the first to target a wide range of cardiac conditions. DALLAS, March 8, 2011...
WASHINGTON, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A national poll released today by National Journal and The Regence Foundation finds that more than 70% of Americans believe enhancing the quality of life - not just extending the length of it - should be a priority at the end of life.
Dartmouth Institute's Elliott S. Fisher, MD, M.P.H., will deliver keynote WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Transformation in health care is moving forward, building on primary care and crucial elements of the patient centered medical home as a foundation.
HIV-positive head and neck cancer patients respond well to radiation therapy treatments and experience similar toxicity rates as non-HIV-positive patients, despite prior reports to the contrary.
Surviving cancer may also mean surviving pain, according to a study by the University of Michigan Health System showing 20 percent of cancer survivors at least two years post diagnosis have current cancer-related chronic pain.
THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Three US Oncology affiliated healthcare professionals were honored with a "Distinguished Leader Award" during the Capital Hospice Passion for Caring Gala at The Ritz-Carlton, Tyson's Corner on Oct. 30, 2010 in McLean, Va.
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