Tag Archives for cancer

Too Old and Too Sick for Treatment?

My visceral reaction to the latest report from the Dartmouth Atlas Project, which avers that aggressive care for dying patients is often futile- is nausea. Their findings:  Even though a large percentage of  Medicare cancer patients represent  poor prognoses, health…

Categories: Aging, Health Care, Hospitals
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Lifestyle Tips to Prevent Cancer

by Edna Milay Sometimes it seems like everything causes cancer. Then it seems like everything prevents it. What advice should you follow and what can you regard skeptically until further research actually proves something? Here are a few lifestyle tips…

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The Sense of Touch: Soothing Pain Relief

Touch and massage can relieve pain and improve mood in cancer patients. A study comparing the results of touch therapy and massage therapy found that both relieved pain and improved mood, but massage was twice as effective. Furthermore, there was…

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Life expectancy rises, Alzheimer’s deaths mount

~ By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. life expectancy hit a record high of 78.1 years in 2006 while Alzheimer’s disease crept up a notch to No. 6 on the list of leading causes of death, U.S. health officials…

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How To Say, “I’m There for You” Without Intruding

by Ruth Folger Weiss Interacting with a loved one who has received a less than stellar medical diagnosis is a difficult call. Your relationship behooves you to rise to the occasion-whatever that may be- and to provide all the emotional…

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