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Age-related discrimination can add to healthcare woes

Being discriminated against by the healthcare profession or system can cause much more than just mere distress to older people. Such experiences can literally be bad for their health. A national survey shows that one in every ...

Mar 12, 2015
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Therapeutic massage takes on cancer fatigue

In a continuation of clinical trials related to the biological benefits of massage therapy, Emory researchers are currently studying how massage may help reduce fatigue in breast cancer patients.

Mar 12, 2015
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Outcomes vary with transcatheter valve surgery

(HealthDay)—Of more than 12,000 patients who underwent transcatheter aortic valve replacement, nearly one-quarter died within a year, while roughly 4 percent had a stroke, new research reveals. However, ...

Mar 11, 2015
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Ensuring respect and dignity in the ICU

Identifying loss of dignity and lack of respectful treatment as preventable harms in health care, researchers at Johns Hopkins have taken on the ambitious task of defining and ensuring respectful care in the high-stakes environment ...

Mar 10, 2015
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