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Some are having success using new Medicare billing codes, while other doctors say barriers are preventing usage.
The 90-year-old woman in the San Diego–area nursing home was quite clear, said Karl Steinberg, MD. She didn’t want aggressive measures to prolong...
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Palliative care in surgery remains understudied, according to a work group convened by the National Institutes of Health and the National...
Prescription opioid pain or cough medicines and benzodiazepines will now carry the strongest available warning regarding serious side effects and...
Key clinical point: Early palliative care for cancer patients improved quality of life and lowered the incidence of depression for caregivers....
Key clinical point: Bereaved family members were more satisfied with end-of-life cancer care when patients spent more than 3 days in hospice, died...
Major finding: Study subjects were 2.4 times more likely to experience a 50% pain reduction while taking duloxetine than while taking placebo.Data...
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