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1 hr ago | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
Members of the All Saints Orchestra pause for the Light Up a Life campaign fund raiser for Hospice of Lubbock at Haverty's Furniture Store in south Lubbock Wednesday.
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5 hrs ago | Hispanically Speaking
When Manny Perez rides his bike and breathes in the fresh morning air, he feels free, and does not think about anything - not even the bone cancer he has battled with fierce determination and overcome, time and time again, since childhood.
9 hrs ago | P&T Community
According to a report from the Kaiser Family Foundation, hospitals around the country are increasingly starting palliative care programs designed to relieve seriously ill patients' pain, stress, and symptoms regardless of how long they have to live.
10 hrs ago | Cornish Guardian
Children's Hospice South West is offering the chance to experience an inspiring three-day cycling challenge which includes a rare opportunity to visit each of the charity's three children's hospices.
10 hrs ago | The Press-Enterprise
Showtime's groundbreaking documentary series "Time of Death" offers an intimate look at hospice patients' final days and how they and their families cope with the pending mortality.
11 hrs ago | The Lincolnite
Bobby Ball presents the St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice team with the Innovation in Volunteering Award.
13 hrs ago | Humans Rights Watch
It is inconceivable in most countries that specialized cancer hospitals would not have morphine available for pain treatment.
17 hrs ago | McKnightsonline.com
Nursing homes have lagged in the area of palliative care, and need to take a seat at the table, according to researchers in a Health Affairs blog .
This time of year, people turn their hearts inward to reflect on the people and things they are grateful for.
Page Yaxley, DVM, DACVECC, and Katherine Goldberg, DVM, recently founded the Veterinary Society for Hospice and Palliative Care to advance the practice and knowledge of veterinary hospice and palliative care through professional education, community engagement and research.
The headline in the NY Times -- " How Doctors Die: In Coming to Grips With Their Own Mortality, They Are Showing the Way for Others " -- suggested that maybe doctors are finding it easier than most other people to make sure they are cared for at the end of life the way that they would want to be, including being at home, rather than in an ICU, if ... (more)
Today's headlines include coverage of the mixed reviews regarding healthcare.gov's "relaunch" as well as the White House strategy to move past the website's difficulties.
They say a lack of understanding means patients are not considering using hospices because they are only seen as places where people go to die They say a lack of understanding means patients are not considering using hospices because they are only seen as places where people go to die.
SOUTH Lakes MP Tim Farron has highlighted the work of the St John's Hospice shop in Kendal by joining the team to do a spot of volunteering.
This article originally appeared in the November 2013 issue of LTC-SIR Advisor Newsletter , published by the American Health Lawyers Association.
Evercare Hospice & Palliative Care in Atlanta was recently awarded accreditation from the Community Health Accreditation Program under the CHAP Hospice Standards of Excellence.
Children who are in the care of a hospice have seen acrobats, jugglers and clowns perform during a circus display, thanks to a Suffolk attraction.