Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights

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Ovarian and Prostate Cancer Month: Two Common Cancers, Both Difficult to Detect

September is Ovarian and Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, a time when we recognize some of the leading types of cancer affecting both men and women in the United States. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among men and the fifth leading cause of cancer death among women. More than 238,000 new cases of prostate cancer and 22,000 new cases of ovarian cancer will be diagnosed this year. Both of these cancers are difficult to detect and may occur without noticeable symptoms, so it’s important to know your family medical history and develop a screening plan with your physician to monitor for any changes in your health.
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Reuniting a Man and His Dog

Animal lover Billy Briggs couldn’t let that happen. He brought the yellow terrier mix home and she became known as Baby Girl. This dog truly was Billy’s best friend — the two were inseparable for years. Then, illness began to take its
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Uniqueness in Grief

Why do people walk through the grief process differently? There are a variety of factors, some that are easy to detect, and others that are deep-rooted in who you are and in the person who was lost. These factors include:
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Dayton Volunteers of the Quarter: The Tschirharts

Whenever Crossroads Hospice volunteer Jim Tschirhart paid her a visit, he always made a point of telling her how beautiful she looked. On this particular day, she was getting ready for a birthday party and he helped her put on a special necklace.