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1 hr ago | The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Alert: Duke LifePoint hospital purchase is final

Local construction workers were busy taking down the MedWest Haywood entrance sign on Friday morning.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, LifePoint Hospitals, Haywood Regional Medical Center, Canton, NC, Clyde, NC, Haywood County, NC

3 hrs ago | Business Journal

Scorecard: a Bill Frist aims to build next health care giant; Zycron ...

Then: Bill Frist launched Aspire Health, a palliative care physician network for the sickest patients.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Bill Frist, Medicine

7 hrs ago | MLive.com

Hospice adds services to reach Hispanic community in Grand Rapids

The organization has hired a bilingual nurse and hospice aide and is providing culturally sensitive and educational materials in Spanish.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Grand Rapids, MI

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Scoop

More Maori patients finding ways to access palliative care

Resourceful and resilient Maori patients and their whanau are increasingly finding pathways through the numerous obstacles they face in order to access palliative care as the number of older Maori grows, evidence shows.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Manning River Times

Michelle Wilkes' mission to raise cancer awareness

New Aboriginal Health cancer support worker Michelle Wilkes and Anthony Avery remember Anthony 'Anno' Avery junior, who died from bowel cancer in 2008 at the age of 26. They encourage members of the Aboriginal community to attend the cancer forum in Purfleet on Tuesday to meet and hear from the Manning Hospital clinical team.

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JD Supra

Palliative care - navigating the difficult path of informed consent

Medical practitioners are placed in a difficult position when close family members disagree about the treatment that should be provided to a loved one who is no longer capable of making his or her own decisions.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Parksville-Qualicum Beach News

Petitions, letters ready for legislature

Carol Dowe is trying to keep the pressure on government in her efforts to bring palliative care beds to the Parksville Qualicum Beach region.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Fairfax Times

Lap of Love brings in-home pet hospice care to Fairfax

Dr. Christine Shibley of Laps of Love makes an imprint of Katie the cat's paw as a keepsake for the pet's owner, Traci Rochon.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Linlithgow Today

Pallaitive care services expanded in new partnership.

A ground-breaking partnership between Marie Curie Cancer Care, NHS Lothian and Macmillan Cancer Support has begun delivering specialist palliative care services in West Lothian.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Lothian County, Scotland, United Kingdom

Gazette Series

a Range of bands are to perform at a charity event to raise money for children's hospices.

A RANGE of bands are to perform at a charity event in Chipping Sodbury to raise money for children's hospices.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Life, Charity

Midweek Herald

Get baking for Hospiscare

Left to right: Glenn Cosby, writer Anita Merritt, Catherine Crowe of Powderham Castle, Sarah Smith, of Hospiscare, and Joe Mann of Fun Kitchen, who organised a fun cake decorate off.

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Related Topix: Devon County, England, United Kingdom, Medicine, World News,

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Psychology Today

Why Are Hospice Names So Odd?

When choosing the best hospice for a loved one, look past the name. As competition heats up, hospices rebrand to stand out as the most soothing and customer-friendly among many providers.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Huntley, IL, Bolingbrook, IL

Clarks Hometown News Patriot

Opinion: People of color and end-of-life-choices in health care

The day my father died from prostate cancer - Jan 11, 2011 - is the day I decided that no family should ever experience the same pain.

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Related Topix: Prostate Cancer, Health, African-American, Medicine, Opinion

Shields Gazette

Radio duo's 80-hour broadcast bid

WARMING UP ... Mark Kram, left, and Alan Gibson, of Hedworthfield CA Radio, are doing an 80-hour session to raise funds for St Clare s Hospice.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Tyne and Wear County, England, United Kingdom,

Evesham Journal

Firefighter hopes to beat the heat for hospice with gruelling trek in full uniform

A FIREFIGHTER hopes to beat the heat when he walks 21 miles in full uniform to raise money for a Worcester hospice.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Worcestershire County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Warwickshire County, England, West Midlands County, England

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

5th annuals Swim a Mile for Hospice set for Saturday at Postwood Park

The first four Swim a Mile for Hospice events have combined to raise more than $100,000 for Hospice & Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley, a total that will grow this weekend when Hospice hosts its fifth annual swimming event.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Hannawa Falls, NY

Nevada Appeal

Local artist featured in exhibit

J. Renee Ekleberry is a local artist who expresses his work through oils, pastels, watercolor, acrylic, photography, Giclee and fine art prints.

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Related Topix: Photography, Arts, Medicine

Digital Post Production

Amedisys Announces New $70 Million Second Lien Credit Facility and...

Amedisys, Inc. , one of America's leading home health and hospice care companies, today announced that it entered into a new $70 million six-year second lien term loan facility.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Industry, Amedisys, Medicine, Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law

WNYC-AM New York

Getting Hospice Care Shouldn't Have To Mean Giving Up

Patients who get the comforts of palliative care as well as disease treatment live longer, studies show, than those who only get treatment for the disease.

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Related Topix: Medicare

Canada.com

Medical marijuana debate: Doctors take issue with national body

MONTREAL, QUE. NOVEMBER 7, 2013 - Dr. Louis Hugo Francescutti, head of the Canadian Medical Association, prior to speaking at a symposium on palliative care at the Hotel Marriott in Dorval Thursday, November 7, 2013.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Drugs, Medicine, Canada,

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