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Palliative Care
Poll Reveals Challenges of Providing End-of-Life Care
Poll Reveals Challenges of Providing End-of-Life Care Doctors Overwhelmingly Support Palliative Care, but Some Patients Have Concerns WebMD Health News By Brenda Goodman, MA Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD...
Nation Gets 'B' for Hospital Support Care
Nation Gets 'B' for Hospital Support Care Still Too Little Palliative Care for Most People With Serious Illness WebMD Health News By Daniel J. DeNoon Reviewed by Laura J. Martin,...
Advance Directives Shape End-of-Life Experiences
Advance Directives Shape End-of-Life Experiences Study Shows Living Wills May Also Help Reduce Health Care Costs WebMD Health News By Denise Mann Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD More from...
Talking About End-of-Life Care Doesn't Raise Death Risk
Talking About End-of-Life Care Doesn't Raise Death Risk Study Shows People Who Prepare Advance Directives Don't Die Sooner WebMD Health News By Jennifer Warner Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD...
Music Therapy May Ease Anxiety of Cancer Patients
Music Therapy May Ease Anxiety of Cancer Patients Study Shows Benefits of Listening to Music and Working With a Music Therapist WebMD Health News By Bill Hendrick Reviewed by Laura...
'Dignity Therapy' Gives Comfort to Dying Patients
'Dignity Therapy' Gives Comfort to Dying Patients Study Shows Therapy Is Helpful for Terminally Ill Patients and Their Families WebMD Health News By Denise Mann Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD...
People Living Longer With HIV
People Living Longer With HIV Effective Drugs, Prevention Efforts, and Educational Programs Helping to Reduce Infections WebMD Health News By Bill Hendrick Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD More from...
DNR Orders May Affect Surgical Outcomes
DNR Orders May Affect Surgical Outcomes People With Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders More Likely to Die Soon After Surgery WebMD Health News By Jennifer Warner Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD More...
Number of Alzheimer’s Caregivers Is Increasing
Number of Alzheimer’s Caregivers Is Increasing 15 Million Americans Take Care of Someone With Alzheimer’s or Dementia WebMD Health News By Kathleen Doheny Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD More...
Music Therapy May Ease Anxiety of Cancer Patients
Listening to recorded music or working with a music therapist may reduce anxiety levels of cancer patients and have other positive effects as well, a new study shows.
Talking About End-of-Life Care Doesn't Raise Death Risk
Talking about end-of-life care and having advance directives doesn't make death come any more quickly, according to a new study.
'Dignity Therapy' Gives Comfort to Dying Patients
Dignity therapy -- a short course of psychotherapy that focuses on helping patients with terminal illnesses to go over things that are most meaningful to them and document their legacy...
People Living Longer With HIV
The number of people living with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus that causes AIDS, continues to rise. That’s mainly because of highly effective drugs that allow people infected with HIV to live longer, healthier lives, the CDC says.
DNR Orders May Affect Surgical Outcomes
People with do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders may be more than twice as likely to die soon after surgery, regardless of the urgency of the procedure or health status before surgery.
Number of Alzheimer’s Caregivers Is Increasing
The number of Alzheimer's disease caregivers in the U.S. is far larger than previously believed, according to a new report issued by the Alzheimer's Association.
What Is Palliative Care?
With a focus on quality of life and a holistic approach, palliative care helps patients and families through serious illnesses.
Pediatric Palliative Care: Easing Your Child's Suffering
Bringing normalcy to families' lives is a goal of pediatric palliative care, also known as pediatric advanced care (PAC). Many families, however, resist palliative care because they think it's limited to end-of-life care.
The Palliative Caregiver
An overview of palliative care for the caregiver, including how to access palliative care, how to deal with the stresses of caregiving, and how to find help.
Stroke Recovery: Tips for the Caregiver
Caring for a loved one who has had a stroke can be a daunting task. WebMD asked experts what caregivers need to know. Here are their caregiving tips.
DNR Orders May Affect Surgical Outcomes
People with do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders may be more than twice as likely to die soon after surgery, regardless of the urgency of the procedure or health status before surgery.
What Is Palliative Care?
With a focus on quality of life and a holistic approach, palliative care helps patients and families through serious illnesses.
Pediatric Palliative Care: Easing Your Child's Suffering
Bringing normalcy to families' lives is a goal of pediatric palliative care, also known as pediatric advanced care (PAC). Many families, however, resist palliative care because they think it's limited to end-of-life care.
The Palliative Caregiver
An overview of palliative care for the caregiver, including how to access palliative care, how to deal with the stresses of caregiving, and how to find help.

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