After a prophylactic double mastectomy in 2015, Tina Harrison discovered that she had, indeed, had breast cancer-it just had not been detected. Harrison, of Pinckney, Mich., Accurately predicted the cancer-it ran in her family but she did not anticipate her ongoing pain and loss of shoulder function after reconstructive surgery
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Nearly 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease , and that number is expected to increase to nearly 14 million by 2050. Aside from the disease's burden to the patient, it's also a family caregivers. According to the Alzheimer's Association, 16.1 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer's or other dementias , accounting for an estimated 18.4 billion hours of care
A study commissioned to help guide reviews of best practices in providing palliative care finds that there is a wide and varied body of evidence to support such clinical practice guidelines
In its first year, an innovative virtual program has substantially increased the elderly Texans' access to elder mistreatment and geriatric experts with The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston (UTHealth)
Chinese adults who have children prefer to receive end-of-life care from family members at home, while those who lost their only child prefer to be cared for in hospice or palliative care institutions finds a new study led by an international team of researchers and published in the November issue of The Journal of Palliative Medicine. Income, property ownership, and support from friends also influenced individuals' end-of-life care preferences
Health professionals require more guidance to prepare and support children when a parent is dying, a new study in the journal Palliative Medicine reports
In Aldous Huxley's 1932 novel Brave New World, citizens are trapped in a chemically induced state of docility and compliance. Their fictional drug of choice: Soma. Throughout North America and in some parts of Europe today, people are rendered into a diminished state (and killed) by an all too real version of soma: Opioids.
The misuse of these powerful narcotics is leading to an epidemic of addiction and death. As doctors and researchers, we want to highlight this epidemic-emergent as a major disruptor within Canada's hospitals.
Millions of people are living with the long-term consequences of cancer and its treatment, but currently, there is very little research on the problems they face and how these can be tackled, according to the UK's National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI).
Researchers carried out a review of studies examining the experiences of over 300 health and social care professionals when supporting parents who are dying and preparing their children for what is happening.
Health professionals require more guidance to prepare and support children when a parent is dying. The study was published in the journal Palliative Medicine.
A study commissioned to help guide revisions of best practices in providing palliative care finds that there is a wide and varied body of evidence to support such clinical practice guidelines. The study was published in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.
Chinese adults who have children prefer to receive end-of-life care from family members at home, while those who lost their only child preferred to be cared for in hospice or palliative care institutions.
Analyzing the incidents between residents in dementia in long-term care homes may hold the key to reducing future fatalities among this vulnerable population. Gathered from media accounts and death review records, the first to examine the circumstances surrounding the death of elders as a result of resident-to-resident incidents in dementia in the United States and Canada.