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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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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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A Nurse Practitioner-Driven Palliative Care Intervention Improves Cancer Patients' Quality of Life, Mayo Clinic Study Says

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — May 18, 2012.  Recent studies have shown that palliative care interventions aimed at addressing patients' emotional, spiritual and social needs have a significant impact on cancer patients' quality of life and may even improve cancer patients' overall survival. Despite this, most cancer patients being cared for in [...]

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November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Awareness Month. On Saturday, Nov. 16, Timothy Moynihan, M.D., and Jacob Strand, M.D., will join us to discuss what are important conversations each patient needs to have with their family and health care team. What is palliative care and how is it different [...]

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Growth of Palliative Care

In this Medical Edge Radio segment, Mayo Clinic Dr. Robert Shannon discusses palliative care. To listen, click on the link below. Growth of Palliative Medicine

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When is Palliative Care an Option?

In this Medical Edge Segment we hear from Mayo Clinic Dr. Robert Shannon about when palliative care becomes an option. To listen, click the link below. When is Palliative Care an Option

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Palliative Care with Dr. Timothy Moynihan

This Medical Edge Weekend program featured Mayo Clinic physician Dr. Timothy Moynihan on palliative care. Medical Edge Weekend 1-28-12

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10 Things You Should Know About Palliative Care

November Is Palliative Care Awareness Month and Experts Debunk Common Myths Palliative care, a specialized, multidisciplinary team approach to caring for seriously ill people and their families, is often reduced to end-of-life care. This misconception has led to palliative care involvement being introduced late in an illness, when its [...]

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  Palliative care helps cancer patients live longer and better Baby walkers: Are they safe? Crohn's disease: Managing symptoms Pain and depression: Is there a link? Diabetes diet: Create your healthy-eating plan

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  Fitness ball exercises: Good for my abs? Individualized treatment for lung cancer Alcohol poisoning Blood pressure medication: Still necessary if I lose weight? Palliative care helps cancer patients live longer and better

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Tuesday #abcDrBchat About #palliativecare

  Read this article by Atul Gawande — What should medicine do when it can't save your life? — then join Mayo Clinic experts and others for the #abcDrBchat Tuesday, July 16, 1 - 2 pm ET. Here's how to participate in Dr. Besser's live twitter chat.

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MONDAY HOUSECALL: Psychotherapy, Dental Floss, Palliative Care and more ...

Featured Topic  Flu shot: Your best bet for avoiding influenza - Get answers to your flu shot questions.   Highlights  Hand washing: Do's and don'ts Psychotherapy Palliative care: Symptom relief during illness Keratosis pilaris  Expert Answers with Mayo Clinic Specialists   Sulfa allergy: Which medications should I avoid? Will an air purifier eliminate cigarette [...]

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The Different Roles of Hospice and Palliative Care

MEDIA ADVISORY: November is National Hospice Palliative Care Month, educating patients, families and physicans about the similarities and differences between hospice and palliative care. Many people think hospice and palliative care come at the end of life, and while both often play a key role, palliative care can also provide pain relief, symptom [...]

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