Nation Gets 'B' for Hospital Support Care
Most people with serious illness -- and half of their caregivers -- don't get palliative care. Only 7 states get an "A" rating; 25 get a "B," 12 get a "C," 4 get a "D," and two (Delaware and Mississippi) get an "F."
Advance Directives Shape End-of-Life Experiences
A study suggests that preparing an advance directive can help shape your overall experience at the end of life.
Talking About End-of-Life Care Doesn't Raise Death Risk
Talking about end-of-life care and having advance directives doesn't make death come any more quickly, according to a new study.
Music Therapy May Ease Anxiety of Cancer Patients
Listening to recorded music or working with a music therapist may reduce anxiety levels of cancer patients and have other positive effects as well, a new study shows.
People Living Longer With HIV
The number of people living with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus that causes AIDS, continues to rise. That’s mainly because of highly effective drugs that allow people infected with HIV to live longer, healthier lives, the CDC says.
DNR Orders May Affect Surgical Outcomes
People with do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders may be more than twice as likely to die soon after surgery, regardless of the urgency of the procedure or health status before surgery.