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Supporting Men with Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It's hard to miss with even the White House turning pink. It's been a very successful awareness campaign – except with all that pink, it's easy to overlook that men get breast cancer, too. In fact, over 2,600 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year alone.
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Remembering Dame Cicely Saunders: Founder of Hospice

For many in the modern hospice movement, the name Dame Cicely Saunders carries a level of respect akin to that of Florence Nightingale or Clara Barton. Saunders is widely regarded as a key founder of modern hospice programs as well as one of the first leading advocates for palliative care to help ensure patients with terminal illnesses are treated with compassion and respect.
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Gift of Comfort Whenever You Need It

You'll hear the familiar song in church or as you walk through the mall this holiday season singing "tidings of comfort and joy." These words take on new meaning for those living with a life-limiting illness this holiday season. Give patients the gift of comfort by setting up a consultation with Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care and help them experience less stress and more quality time with the people they love.
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Palliative Care that Packs a Punch

As a social worker who specializes in palliative care, I am always looking for the next best thing to offer patients who are living with a chronic and potentially life-limiting illness. Those resources surround the goals of managing or limiting symptoms, providing support and helping individuals live the fullest and highest quality lives possible. Most people associate the treatment of symptoms with medication and keeping someone comfortable. This may very well be the case for many illnesses, and their related symptoms, but I recently had my whole perspective turned upside down in regard to treating symptoms of one particular chronic illness: Parkinson’s disease.
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