Shortage of Quality Palliative Care Alarms Canadian Cancer Society

Posted on 09. Jun, 2010 by in Breaking News.

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The needs of patients who choose to die at home often ignored.

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Alcohol: Enabler of HIV Disease

Posted on 09. Jun, 2010 by in Hot Topics.

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A Miami study says HIV-positive heavy drinkers are nearly three times at risk.

Moderate and heavy drinking might accelerate HIV disease development on patients who consume two or more alcoholic drinks every day, says a study in Miami.

The research…

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OASIS C: Focus on Patient’s Ability When Responding to 1810/1820

Posted on 02. Jun, 2010 by in Did You Know?.

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Hint: Modified clothing choices could level the playing field.

After struggling for months to dress herself, your patient decides to modify her clothing choices so that she is no longer dependent on an aide for help.

Do you know how…

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RACs Won’t Keep Fees After Losing Appeals

Posted on 02. Jun, 2010 by in Hot Topics.

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Plus: You’ll soon be able to review the most common errors that the RACs find.

The feds are attempting to limit the amount of bounty that the so-called RAC “bounty hunters” are able to collect, to the delight of many…

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Caregivers and Brain Cancer Patients Don’t See Eye-to-Eye

Posted on 02. Jun, 2010 by in Hot Topics.

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Do you know what important role caregivers play on rating quality of life?

Compared to other types of cancer, malignant gliomas or primary brain tumor has huge effects on a patient’s personality, language function, and overall functionality. Yet people afflicted…

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AIDS Survivors Face Greater Risk of Cancer

Posted on 02. Jun, 2010 by in Did You Know?.

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A clinical trial suggests antiretroviral drugs can cause serious side effects.

The longer an AIDS patient survives his condition, the more they are likely to develop cancers. New research has found high rates of cancers not previously associated with AIDS…

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