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Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual.
Addition of palliative care services to cancer patients having surgery does not provide benefits

Addition of palliative care services to cancer patients having surgery does not provide benefits

HIPEC: A promising treatment for certain patients with Stage IV abdominal cancer

HIPEC: A promising treatment for certain patients with Stage IV abdominal cancer

Medical cannabis soothes cancer pain

Medical cannabis soothes cancer pain

Study demonstrates the feasibility of implementing geriatric surgery quality program in hospitals

Study demonstrates the feasibility of implementing geriatric surgery quality program in hospitals

Practicing integrative neuro-oncology to improve care for brain tumor patients

Practicing integrative neuro-oncology to improve care for brain tumor patients

New approach to primary palliative care increases uptake of advance care planning among patients with advanced cancer

New approach to primary palliative care increases uptake of advance care planning among patients with advanced cancer

Fatigue is common among older adults, and it has many possible causes

Fatigue is common among older adults, and it has many possible causes

Growing use of immunotherapy linked to increase in Medicare spending for outpatient terminal cancer care

Growing use of immunotherapy linked to increase in Medicare spending for outpatient terminal cancer care

New evidence of four distinct pain trajectories in nursing home residents

New evidence of four distinct pain trajectories in nursing home residents

Palliative care not likely to reduce psychological distress

Palliative care not likely to reduce psychological distress

Study identifies placental growth factor as a biomarker for vascular cognitive impairment

Study identifies placental growth factor as a biomarker for vascular cognitive impairment

Study sheds light on imbalance in palliative care for non-cancer patients

Study sheds light on imbalance in palliative care for non-cancer patients

More Californians are dying at home. Another covid ‘new normal’?

More Californians are dying at home. Another covid ‘new normal’?

Diagnosis and treatment of people with long COVID

Diagnosis and treatment of people with long COVID

Machine learning-based behavioral intervention can improve end-of-life cancer care

Machine learning-based behavioral intervention can improve end-of-life cancer care

Simple, cost-effective injection can protect premature babies from cerebral palsy

Simple, cost-effective injection can protect premature babies from cerebral palsy

Study identifies a sharp increase in cannabis-related emergency department visits among older adults

Study identifies a sharp increase in cannabis-related emergency department visits among older adults

Predictive models using serum miRNAs may offer objective criteria for referral to early palliative care services

Predictive models using serum miRNAs may offer objective criteria for referral to early palliative care services

OMC-New Orleans wins The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for Palliative Care Certification

OMC-New Orleans wins The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for Palliative Care Certification

Cancer patients with sickle cell disease report reduction in pain and anxiety in response to music therapy

Cancer patients with sickle cell disease report reduction in pain and anxiety in response to music therapy