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COPD Patient Finds Relief in Palliative Care Services

As the healthcare industry continues to evolve, how healthcare service providers communicate with one another is a key issue. Electronic records, telemedicine and even smartphone apps are becoming commonplace as doctors and their staff look for new ways to improve on patient care, monitoring and follow-up.
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Palliative Care: Bringing Back House Calls

When was the last time you had a doctor make a house call? Although the practice of house calls is on the rise, for many patients with serious chronic illnesses, an appointment with the doctor means going to their office. Palliative care is changing that, offering patients convenience and giving doctors additional insight into how their patient is faring at home.
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4 Ways Palliative Care Works Through Chemotherapy

Daniela O’Neill, a nurse practitioner with Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Carein Philadelphia, cares for cancer patients going through chemotherapy all the time. This includes some patients who are even as far as their fourth trial round of the treatment.
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New Breast Cancer Treatments Offer Hope

In the past 60 years, the landscape for those facing breast cancer has dramatically changed thanks to dedicated researchers and doctors constantly looking for new breast cancer treatments to fight the disease and techniques that improve patient quality of life.
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Supporting Men with Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It's hard to miss with everything from our green logo to NFL gloves and shoes going 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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Nursing Care Plans for the Palliative Care Patient: Success Everyone Likes

Mr. Schmidt was living with COPD. His local hospital considered him one of their “frequent fliers,” because he visited the Emergency Department (ED) six times in the past three months due to exacerbations in his condition. When a few months passed without seeing Mr. Schmidt, the ED team started to wonder when his next visit would be.
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