Health

Death doulas can fill care gaps at the end of life

With continual advances in modern medicine, we're enjoying longer lives. As the population ages, and particularly as many people are living longer with cancers and chronic diseases, end-of-life care is adapting and changing.

Cardiology

Heart failure patients enrolled in hospice use less health care

(HealthDay)—Patients with advanced heart failure enrolled in hospice have fewer emergency department visits, hospital days, and intensive care unit (ICU) stays, according to a study published in the September issue of JACC: ...

Cancer

For leukemia patients, transfusion needs may delay hospice care

Toward the end of life, some leukemia patients depend on blood transfusions to ease their suffering. Unfortunately, the likelihood that transfusions won't be accessible through hospice care appears to be pose a significant ...

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