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  1. Belly-Breathing (Diaphragmatic Breathing) - Topic Overview

    Belly-breathing fills your lungs fully,slows your breathing rate,and helps you relax. Place one hand on your belly just below the ribs and the other hand on your chest. You can do this while standing,but it may be more comfortable while you are lying on the floor with your knees bent. Take a deep breath through your nose. As you inhale,let your belly push your hand out. Keep your chest ...

  2. Cupping Therapy

    WebMD explains the possible benefits and risks of cupping therapy, a form of alternative medicine.

  3. Hospice Care - Arranging for Hospice Care

    Once you have decided to pursue hospice care, you will need to:Complete documents to determine your eligibility and insurance coverage and to outline your treatment preferences. These documents include: Health care agent or medical power of attorney. For more information, see the topic Choosing a Health Care Agent.Living will. For more information, see the topic Writing an Advance ...

  4. Hospice Care - Receiving Hospice Care

    Hospice is a comprehensive program with services for people who are seriously ill and not expected to recover. When you decide to be cared for by a hospice program, you acknowledge that your treatment goals will shift from doing everything possible to cure your condition to helping make the rest of your life as comfortable and high - quality as possible.You do not need to be bedridden or in a ...

  5. Hospice Care - Topic Overview

    What is hospice care?Hospice care provides medical services, emotional support, and spiritual resources for people who are in the last stages of a terminal illness, such as cancer or heart failure. Hospice care also helps family members manage the practical details and emotional challenges of caring for a dying loved one. Why would I choose hospice care?The goal of hospice treatment is to keep ...

  6. Hospice Care - Considering Hospice Care

    You may want to consider hospice care if:You have a disease or illness that is expected to shorten your life.Treatment that tries to cure the disease or prolong your life has become more of a burden than a benefit to you.You would like to spend your remaining life as comfortably as possible in a setting that you choose, such as your own home.You want family and friends to participate in your ...

  7. Life and Wellness Coaches

    WebMD provides an overview of life and wellness coaches: what they are, why people use them, and what happens during coaching sessions.

  8. Caregiver Tips - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Fitness: Choosing activities that are right for you ...

  9. Caregiver Tips - Overview

    Many people care for a chronically ill or disabled spouse, parent, or other family member. Caregiving can be a rewarding experience, especially when you know that your care makes a positive difference. However, caregiving can be difficult. There are three keys to being a good caregiver:Take care of yourself first.Don't help too much.Don't do it alone.This topic will tell you more about these tips

  10. Ayurvedic Medicine

    Ayurveda is a type of complementary and alternative medicine that originated in India. WebMD explains the history, principles, and practice of Ayurvedic medicine.

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