Health

What is palliative care? How is it different from hospice?

When most people hear the term palliative care, they look worried or confused. Introducing myself to patients and families as a palliative medicine physician, I commonly hear things like, "Does this mean I am dying?" or "I ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New test predicts sepsis soon after infection

In a potential paradigm change for sepsis diagnostics, a new test predicted sepsis soon after infection in mice—well before blood clotting and organ failure—enabling early antibiotic treatment and markedly increased survival. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New tool assesses patients' kidney disease-related knowledge

Many individuals with chronic kidney disease (CKD), particularly those with early stages of the disease, those belonging to minority groups, and those whose primary language is not English, may not have adequate knowledge ...

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