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Cancer Patients Who Choose to Die at Home Live Longer: StudyMarch 28, 2016

They and their families should make choice based on preference, researchers say

Many in Hospice Don't Get Medical Visit in Last 2 Days of Life: StudyFebruary 08, 2016

Findings led to an increase in Medicare payments to improve care, researchers say

Terminal Cancer Patients in U.S. Less Likely to Die in HospitalsJanuary 19, 2016

Study compares end-of-life practices in seven countries

Families Say Hospice Better Than Hospital for Dying Cancer PatientsJanuary 19, 2016

Doctors need to heed preferences of patients, prepare for end of life sooner, experts say

Doctors Choose Less Aggressive Care at End of Life, Studies RevealJanuary 19, 2016

Findings suggest they understand limits of modern medicine better than the patients they treat do

Families of Critically Ill Patients Need Extra Support, TooDecember 31, 2015

Tips for coping when a loved one is in the ICU

End-of-Life Talk Often Comes Too Late for Blood Cancer PatientsDecember 21, 2015

Study found most lymphoma, leukemia specialists don't discuss hospice care until death is imminent

Dying at Home Brings More Peace Without More Pain, Study FindsOctober 09, 2015

Patients and loved ones found greater comfort spending final days together in familiar place

No Change in Number of 'Living Wills' by U.S. Cancer Patients: StudyJuly 09, 2015

A second study finds many younger cancer patients still receive treatment, even as they near death

Doctors Can Influence End-of-Life CareJune 08, 2015

Terminally ill patients of physicians who frequently refer to hospice more likely to choose it, study says

Hospice May Help Ease Depression After Loss of SpouseMay 26, 2015

Study suggests improved coping for those whose loved ones had end-of-life care

Nursing Homes Using Hospice Care More, But at a CostMay 06, 2015

Spending increased about $6,800 for those getting end-of-life comfort care, study says

Researchers Identify 8 Signs of Impending DeathFebruary 09, 2015

Findings could help families prepare and aid in end-of-life care choices

Many Americans Face Pain, Depression in Their Final YearFebruary 02, 2015

Study finds significant increase in symptoms, despite efforts to improve end-of-life care

Cancer Patients in Hospice Face Less Aggressive Treatment: StudyNovember 11, 2014

More health care strategies and costs seen for non-hospice patients at end of life

Many Americans May Get Hospice Care Too LateNovember 03, 2014

A third die within a week of beginning palliative care, experts say

End-of-Life Care Discussions May Miss Patient PrioritiesNovember 03, 2014

Care preferences, prognosis, values, fears important to the ill and their family

Parenthood May Push Cancer Patients to Seek More TreatmentOctober 15, 2014

They may choose aggressive therapy in attempt to have more time with children, study finds

Choosing Hospice Care Isn't Always EasyJuly 07, 2014

Best time to check out options is before you need them, suggests expert

Many With Heart Failure Aren't Told About End-of-Life Care: StudyJune 04, 2014

Survey found nearly a third of health-care providers lacked confidence to discuss the topic with patients

Doctor's View of Hospice Influences Talks With Patients, Study FindsDecember 16, 2013

If physicians are more likely to opt for this type of care for themselves, they're more likely to discuss it

Most Americans Don't Deal With End-of-Life Issues, Study FindsDecember 10, 2013

Lack of awareness was most common reason cited for not having a living will

Disability Often Goes Hand-in-Hand With Old AgeJuly 08, 2013

Study findings should serve as wake-up call for U.S. and its aging population, experts say

Study Links Coffee to Lower Risk for Rare Liver DiseaseMay 20, 2013

Separate report calls for more hospice care for terminal cirrhosis patients

U.S. Heart Failure Costs Could Skyrocket: ReportApril 24, 2013

Better awareness, prevention and treatment are crucial, experts say

Physician-Assisted Suicide Program Rarely Used, Study FindsApril 10, 2013

Terminally ill patients in Washington state not rushing to get lethal prescriptions or use them

Doctors Don't Ask About End-of-Life Plans, Study FindsApril 01, 2013

Many patients' charts don't reflect their final wishes, Canadian researchers say

Too Few Americans Pass Last Days in Hospice Care: CDCMarch 27, 2013

Report highlights need for alternative care at end of life, expert says

Shift to Hospice Care Often Comes Too Late, Study FindsFebruary 05, 2013

Almost a third of patients didn't get palliative care until final three days of life, often after ICU stay

Palliative Care Eases Suffering for Seniors at End of Life: StudyDecember 20, 2012

Such patients in long-term care were less depressed, had fewer ER visits

Later End-of-Life Discussions May Mean More Aggressive TreatmentNovember 13, 2012

Study suggests earlier talks might contribute to care aimed at easing suffering

Many Terminal Cancer Patients Put False Hope in Chemo, Study FindsOctober 24, 2012

Doctors must improve their message, researchers say

Use of Medicare Skilled Nursing Benefit Is High at End of Life: StudyOctober 02, 2012

Financial concerns may deter many from using hospice provision, researchers say

Older Americans Living Longer, But Becoming More ObeseAugust 16, 2012

Government report on seniors also found more working women, higher housing costs

Minorities Less Likely to Use Hospice Care: StudyJune 29, 2012

Finding suggests there are differences that need to be addressed, researcher says

Rare Drug-Resistant Bacteria Spotted in U.S. HospitalJune 21, 2012

Swift treatment, stronger infection control prevented spread

Fatigue in COPD Patients Often Precedes Hospitalization: StudyJune 14, 2012

Low energy is common in people with the respiratory condition

Hope and Optimism May Cloud Judgment in ICUsMarch 07, 2012

Family members tend to put good spin on bad news, which may lead to poor decisions, researchers say

Heart Failure Patients Urged to Discuss Care With DocsMarch 05, 2012

An open dialogue can inform decisions on treatment options