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2011-03-29 08:45:00

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. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110105/DC25260LOGO) "In the past 30 years, we've made some tremendous advances in medical...

2011-03-22 05:00:00

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....

2011-03-08 15:00:00

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...

2011-03-08 07:30:00

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. The poll - the first in a three-part series called "Living Well at the End of Life: A National Conversation" - shows overwhelming majorities also want a more open public dialogue about the issues and options...

2011-02-14 15:10:00

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. Expert speaker panels will explore how physician practices and demonstration projects on the local, state and regional levels are implementing those elements at the March 30 Patient-Centered Primary Care...

2011-01-19 18:38:37

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, according to a study in the January issue of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology"¢Biology"¢Physics, an official journal of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). Patients with HIV have a significantly higher risk of developing some types of cancers; however, since...

2011-01-13 14:38:10

It's considered first study to show 43 percent of racially diverse cancer survivors experienced pain since diagnosis 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 study, published online ahead of print in the American Cancer Society's journal Cancer, gives new insight on issues in cancer survivorship among the...

2010-12-21 13:39:00

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. Capital Hospice is one of the nation's top ten largest hospices and the biggest hospice organization to serve patients and families in the Washington D.C. metroplex. The three individuals were recognized as prominent...

2010-12-16 14:35:50

While many studies have looked at the treatment of chronic pain from the patient's perspective, there has been little research on those who provide care for chronic pain. In a study in the November 2010 issue of the journal Pain Medicine, researchers from the Regenstrief Institute, the Indiana University School of Medicine, the IU School of Liberal Arts and the Roudebush VA Medical Center report that chronic pain takes a toll on primary care providers as well as their patients. They conclude...

2010-11-30 16:05:00

DENVER, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- P/SL has expanded its Blood Cancer Program with the creation of the Colorado Blood Cancer Institute (CBCI) and the expansion of the Rocky Mountain Blood and Marrow Transplant Program (RMBMTP). HealthONE and Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center have acquired the free standing Cancer Care at Thornton (formerly known as the Cancer Care Center of Thornton) led by Medical Director, Kevin Schewe, MD, FACRO. As a commitment to providing the highest...


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