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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. Many Americans May Get Hospice Care Too Late

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Of the more than 1.5 million patients who received hospice care in the United States in 2013, one-third died within one week of getting it, a new report shows. "While many dying Americans are opting for hospice care

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    9. Could Fading Sense of Smell Mean Earlier Death?

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who have trouble smelling the roses -- literally -- may face an increased risk of dying in the next several years, new research suggests. In a study of over 3,000 older Americans, researchers found those who we

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    10. Futile Care in ICU a Common Occurrence, Doctors Say

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Critical care doctors at a major teaching hospital believe they provided futile treatment to about one in five intensive care unit patients, needlessly prolonging their lives. ICU doctors in the UCLA Health System said they

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