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2 hrs ago | Freshnews

ASTRO Releases Second List of Five Radiation Oncology Treatments to Question, as Part of National Choosing Wisely Campaign

The American Society for Radiation Oncology today released its second list of five radiation oncology-specific treatments that are commonly ordered but may not always be appropriate, as part of the national Choosing Wisely campaign, an initiative of the ABIM Foundation. The list identifies five targeted treatment options that ASTRO recommends for detailed patient-physician discussion before being prescribed.

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Related Topix: Oncology, Medicine, Health, Endometrial Cancer, Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer

7 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

Straight Talk About Palliative Care

Ask most people what palliative care is, and they'll likely say it's where doctors and nurses help people die. Palliative-care teams offer comfort and support, relieving pain and easing stress, for patients of all ages who often are still receiving care from other doctors for their underlying disease or condition.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing

12 hrs ago | Worcester County Times

Decade of patient care celebrated

Decade of patient care celebrated "The staff is motivated by a sense of mission and purpose to be there." Check out this story on delmarvanow.com: http://www.delmarvanow.com/story/news/local/maryland/2014/09/14/decade-patient-care-celebrated/15624517/ Celebrating their 10th anniversary at Coastal Hospice at the Lake Facility are, from left, Angela Cherrix, RN; Tamara Fitchett, team leader of Coastal Hospice at the Lake; and Arnold Bienstock, chaplain.

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19 hrs ago | Denver Post

"Lone Survivor" Marcus Luttrell brings chilling war experience to life

Retired Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, whose dog, Rigby, snoozes at the foot of the stage, shares the story of how he became the lone survivor of Operation Redwing in Afghanistan. "I'm not a hero.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, Texas, Medicine, Entertainment

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Sunderland Echo

Teenager's loom bands fundraiser in memory of grandad helps terminally ill patients in Sunderland

St Benedict's Hospice fundraiser Catrina Flynn is delighted with Paige-Leigh Ashworth's efforts. Paige-Leigh raised more than i 1 2550 making and selling 'Loom Bands'.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing

The Argus

Walkers raise 3,665 for St Barnabas House

Melanie Staunton, from Worthing, and Natalie Reardon, from Lancing, have raised a total of A 3,665 by taking part in St Barnabas House hospice's Night to Remember fundraisers. In the annual event, which last took place in June, more than 1,000 women walked a seven, 13 or 20-mile route around Worthing under the stars.

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Related Topix: United Kingdom, West Sussex County, England, Medicine

Banbury Guardian

Manager sees his way to raise hospice funds

A Banbury optician is lacing up his running shoes to take part in the Oxford Half Marathon on Sunday, October 12 to raise funds for Katharine House Hospice. Store director and optometrist Nimish Desai, 47, from Specsavers on Bridge Street, Banbury, has a target to raise A 2,000 for the Adderbury- based hospice, which provides palliative care to improve the lives of those with life-threatening illnesses.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Optometry

Fife Now

Cancer care specialist Ali joins 'dynamic team' at Maggie's Fife

Oncology nurse Ali Clarke came to our Maggie's Centre because she believed she could offer more help and support to people going through cancer and their families. And the cancer support specialist, who took up the post in August, says she has been delighted with the reception she has had since she joined a "dynamic team" at Maggie's Fife.

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Related Topix: Oncology, Medicine, Hematology

Coast Reporter

Team Sunshine raises funds and hope

Canuck Place Adventure Race was held Sunday, Sept. 7, with 24 participants from the Sunshine Coast taking part.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Halesowennews.co.uk

Halesowen businesses take up the Ice Bucket Challenge

Staff from children's play centre The Owl and The Pussycat, Rio Lounge and Bar, beauty salon Crystal Rivers, and training provider Vocational Care Solution, took up the challenge which swept social media across the world over the Summer. The 17 volunteers tipped ice-cold water tipped over their heads and each company donated A 100 to the hospice.

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

Health.com

ER Patients Often Confuse Role of Emergency Contacts

When a doctor requests emergency contact information, emergency room patients often assume they're being asked for the person they'd like to make medical decisions for them, a new study indicates. Ninety-five percent of patients treated in the emergency room mistakenly believed their emergency contact is the person designated to make medical decisions about end-of-life care, according to the study from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Bexhill Observer

Charity on crest of a wave after raising A 2,000

A local charity raised over 2,500 at their refreshment stall at Bexhill's Festival of the Sea last weekend and were thrilled by the result. St Michael's Hospice, St Leonards on Sea, received a complimentary pitch at the event - hailed as the biggest festival of sea and angling in the South East.

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Related Topix: Life, Charity , Medicine, World News, United Kingdom, East Sussex County, England

GlobalNews

Group urges equal access palliative care strategy for New Brunswick

A group that cares for terminally ill patients in New Brunswick says the province isn't providing equal access to end-of-life care. The New Brunswick Hospice Palliative Care Association wants New Brunswick to adopt a provincial strategy for hospice palliative care that includes better training and pay for personal support workers, sustainable funding for residential hospices and equal access to this care across the province.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Canada

Redditch Advertiser

Bank workers Trek the Ben to help the hospices

ALMOST 90 employees from Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks, including one from Redditch, successfully climbed the UK's highest mountain to raise more than A 80,000 for Help the Hospices. A total of 89 participants completed the spectacular 'Trek the Ben' fundraising challenge on Friday, September 5, climbing Ben Nevis in the latest phase of Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks' partnership with the UK's leading charity for hospice care.

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Related Topix: Medicine

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Autumn planning at Butterwick House [Evening Gazette (UK)]

Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) AS summer draws to a close and the children go back to school, the team at Butterwick House start making plans for more indoor activities. With shorter days looming we plan different treats for our young visitors both at the Hospice, and out and about on the Hospice bus.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Oregonian

Flowers for hospice patients: The Bloom Project open house is today

Red roses, purple irises and other fragrant flowers filled a room at Teufel Holly Farms in Southwest Portland Thursday afternoon as volunteers with the Bloom Project carefully selected stems for bouquets to be given to people who are dying. Surplus cut flowers that otherwise would be tossed away are made into fresh floral arrangements that are delivered to hospice and palliative care patients in Central Oregon, the Portland Metro Area and Sacramento, Calif.

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Related Topix: project-open, Medicine, Oregon

Wandsworth Guardian

Many boards 'ignore needs of dying'

Just over four in 10 Health and Wellbeing Boards in England consider the needs of people nearing the end of their lives, according to Help the Hospices and the National Council for Palliative Care . The bodies reviewed strategy documents of the 152 Health and Wellbeing Boards in England to assess whether they considered the needs of people approaching the end of life.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Forbes.com

What's Behind the Criticism of Hospice? Is It Fair?

I am author of the book "Caring for Our Parents" and resident fellow at The Urban Institute, where I am affiliated with the Tax Policy Center and the Program on Retirement Policy. I also write a tax and budget policy blog, TaxVox, which you may read at Forbes.com or at http://taxvox.taxpolicycenter.org/ Before joining Urban, I was a senior correspondent in the Washington bureau of Business Week.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Urban Institute, Technical Services, The Washington Post Company, Washington Post, Publishing, Medicare, Health

PhysOrg Weblog

Study reveals profile of patients most likely to delay hospice enrollment until final days of life

One in six cancer patients enroll in hospice only during their last three days of life, according to a new study from a team from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Their findings, published online last month in the Journal of Clinical Oncology also reveal a profile of patients who may be most at risk of these late admissions.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Oncology, Medicaid

Blackpool Today

Thank you for the music Mamma Mia

Stars of Blackpool's hit musical Mamma Mia! had the chance to say "Thank you for the music" at a special charity cabaret evening to mark the end of their time in the resort. Cast members from the hit show, based on the songs of Abba, were able to take a break from their usual routine by showing off their singing skills at town centre venue Viva - to raise money in aid of Bispham's Trinity Hospice.

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Related Topix: Medicine

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