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Advancing the Practice of Palliative Care

Mayo Clinic's Dr. Elise Carey Receives The Hastings Center Cunnif-Dixon Physician Award Rochester, Minn. — Elise Carey, M.D., chair of the Section of Palliative Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, has been named the recipient of The Hastings Center Cunnif-Dixon Physician Award. The award recognizes and [...]

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THURSDAY CONSUMER HEALTH TIPS

Hand-washing Do's and Don'ts Prevention: Influenza (flu)  Foreign object in the eye: First aid Food poisoning: Prevention What's the definition of palliative care?

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TUESDAY Q & A: Palliative care focuses on providing relief from symptoms, pain and stress of serious illness

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My husband was diagnosed with cancer six months ago and just completed chemotherapy treatments. He’s not feeling great right now, and he may need more cancer treatments at some point. But we’ve been told his long-term outlook is good. At a recent appointment, though, his oncologist suggested he [...]

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Resolving Conflicts Over End-of-Life Care: Mayo Clinic Experts Offer Tips

ROCHESTER, Minn. — November 27, 2012.  It's one of the toughest questions patients and their loved ones can discuss with physicians: When is further medical treatment futile? The conversation can become even more difficult if patients or their families disagree with health care providers' recommendations on end-of-life care. Early, clear [...]

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Mayo Clinic Expert Describes Evolving Roles of Hospice and Palliative Care

LA CROSSE, Wis. — Many people think hospice and palliative care come at the end of life, and while both often play a key role then, palliative care also can provide pain relief, symptom control, emotional comfort and spiritual support as patients recover from serious illnesses. National Hospice Palliative Care [...]

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Fighting Physical, Mental Decline After a Hospital Stay: Mayo Clinic Experts Offer Tips

ROCHESTER, Minn. — October 9, 2012.  Physical and mental decline are common side effects of hospital stays, particularly among older patients. That can hold true even if someone is hospitalized for just a day or two for a common procedure such as knee replacement surgery. There are steps patients can [...]

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Palliative Care Offers Symptom Relief at any Stage of Serious Illness

ROCHESTER, Minn. — June 14, 2012.  Associating palliative care with hospice or end-of-life care is not uncommon — but they aren't exactly the same. The June issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter explains the differences and how palliative care can help people with serious health conditions feel better and even [...]

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