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    1. Elderly Get Unnecessary End-of-Life Treatments

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People dying naturally of old age often receive unnecessary end-of-life medical treatments in hospitals, a new global study finds. The Australian-based research found that one-third of patients with advanced, irrev

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    2. California Enacts Right-to-Die Law

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- California on Thursday becomes the fifth and largest state in the country to allow terminally ill patients to end their own lives. With the state's right-to-die law in effect, the percentage of terminally ill U.S. adult

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    3. Palliative Care and Quality of Life

      "Palliative care" means care that makes you feel better but doesn’t treat your disease. It's a term often linked to late-stage illness and hospice care. And while it can ease the way for people in the later stages of cancer, it’s something you should think about no matter what your diagnosis is. The

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    4. Early Palliative Care Seems to Help Caregivers Too

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Palliative care that's offered soon after a terminal cancer diagnosis can also help caregivers, a new study indicates. "This study suggests that early palliative care creates a powerful positive feedback loop in families

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    5. Families: Hospice Best for Dying Cancer Patients

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Families of patients dying of cancer felt their loved one had better care and quality of life when they died in a hospice rather than in a hospital's intensive care unit, a new study reveals. Relatives reported a better

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    6. Doctors Choose Less Aggressive Care at End of Life

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors facing death are less likely to demand aggressive care that might squeeze out a bit more extra time of life, two new studies show. One study found that doctors facing the end of their lives are less likely than

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    7. Palliative Care Cuts Costs for These People

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Palliative care reduces hospital costs for incurable cancer patients who have other serious health conditions, a new study says. Palliative care is team-based specialized treatment aiming to provide patients with relief fro

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    8. Dying at Home Brings More Peace Without More Pain

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The choice to die at home, rather than in a hospital, provides great comfort to both the patient and their loved ones, a new British study says. People who die at home experience more peace in their final days and hours t

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    9. CA Governor Signs Right-to-Die Bill Into Law

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- California Gov. Jerry Brown signed "right-to-die" legislation on Monday that will allow the terminally ill to legally end their lives. A lifelong Catholic and former Jesuit seminarian, Brown's decision to support the bill

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    10. End-of-Life Care Talks May Miss Patient Priorities

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Important points are often missed when doctors have end-of-life discussions with patients and their families, a new study finds. Researchers asked more than 200 older Canadians who were hospitalized with serious illnesses a

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