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What Is “Palliative Care?”

Palliative care is basically the prevention and treatment of pain. It does not aim for a cure, per se; it aims, instead, for relief. And – although anyone suffering from any disease can receive palliative care – it’s most often

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How the New Healthcare Reform Affects Seniors

Now that the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, has been upheld by the Supreme Court, seniors stand to gain a lot more healthcare options. The aim of ACA is to expand healthcare options for all Americans – but if you’re

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What Is A Do-Not-Resuscitate Order?

It’s an advance directive (sometimes called a DNR) stating that you don’t want your heart or breathing re-started under certain circumstances. It takes effect only if you can no longer communicate your wishes. But this document is not done by

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Medicare Targets South Florida

Five Florida hospitals, including Memorial in Hollywood and Jackson in Miami have scored so poorly regarding readmission rates that they are actually getting a grant to fix things up.   This means that too many Medicare patients that are discharged a

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