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National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization's Caring Connections and Google Health Offer New Way to Access Advance Directives Online

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ensuring that one's healthcare wishes are known and will be honored in the event of a healthcare crisis is what advance care planning is all about. Today, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization's Caring Connections, a lea...

Highmark Caring Place To Honor Midstate Volunteers

More Than 6,500 Hours Dedicated to Help Grieving Children and Families CAMP HILL, Pa. June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Highmark Caring Place will recognize 185 volunteers on Monday, June 15 at the Radisson Penn Harris Convention Center. These individuals have collectively volunteered more than 6,5...

Easing the Pain of Father's Day Without Dad, Highmark Caring Place Helps Children Cope With the Death of a Parent

PITTSBURGH, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Since one child in 20 will have a parent die before he or she graduates from high school, many young people will experience a Father's Day without dad on June 21. For children and families in need of additional support to help ease the pain at this time, the High...

New Video Series Spotlights Role of Biomedical Engineers in Caring for Total Artificial Heart Patients

Series Encourages Math & Science Classes for High School Students as Gateways to High-Tech Careers Tucson, Ariz. (Vocus) May 28, 2009 -- When caring for patients with a SynCardia temporary CardioWest™ Total Artificial Heart , the role of the biomedical engine...

An Interactive Health Caring Conversation With SAVE THE PATIENT

CHICAGO, May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Continuing its efforts to educate, inform, and empower the people of Chicago, SAVE THE PATIENT, a not-for-profit patient-focused organization, is hosting its 25-minute live call-in show, "Community Health," on Chicago Access Network Television (CAN-TV) on...

Highmark Caring Place Dedicates New Facility in Warrendale

With one in 20 children experiencing the death of a parent before they graduate high school, new center offers peer support group programs PITTSBURGH, May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- With the Highmark Caring Place, A Center for Grieving Children, Adolescents and Their Families, nearing capacity to ...

Health Caring - A Network of Strength

CHICAGO, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Continuing its efforts to educate, inform, and empower the people of Chicago, SAVE THE PATIENT, a not-for-profit patient-focused organization, is hosting its 25-minute live call-in show, "Community Health," on Chicago Access Network (CAN-TV) on Monday,...

Healthcare Gathering Addresses Increasing Need of Caring for the Nation's Elderly Population

LOS ANGELES, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- In direct response to America's aging population and the acknowledged gaps in geriatric care, healthcare professionals recently gathered in Los Angeles to find creative approaches to address one of the nation's most pressing healthcare needs - caring for a soc...

Compassion fatigue: Impact on healthcare providers of caring for the terminally ill

INDIANAPOLIS Compassion fatigue in nurses, doctors and other front line cancer-care providers significantly impacts how they interact with patients, with patient families, with other healthcare workers, and with their own family, according to analysis by Indiana University School of Medicine and ...

Medicare Faces Challenges Caring for Chronically Ill

Initiatives to lower costs, improve service seldom work, study finds TUESDAY, Feb. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Only a fraction of Medicare pilot programs aimed at cutting costs and improving care for people with chronic illness actually did the job, a new study shows. That doesn't necess...

Red Cross Caring for People in Eight States as Winter Storm Leaves Hundreds of Thousands Without Power

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Almost 5,000 people escaped their frigid homes last night in American Red Cross shelters in areas where utility companies are working to restore power to more than 770,000 homes and businesses still in the dark after this week's storm. With new snow o...

March of Dimes 34th Annual Perinatal Conference For Nurses, Health Educators, Social Workers and Other Healthcare Pros Caring for Moms and Babies

February 25-27th at the Doubletree Hotel in Oak Brook , IL CHICAGO, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Perinatal Nursing Advisory Council and the March of Dimes invites nurses, midwives, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, health educators, lactation consultants,...

Study to explore ethical challenges health professionals face while caring for children with LTNMDs

(Baltimore) The Greenwall Foundation recently awarded two core faculty members of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics a grant that will allow Drs. Gail Geller and Cynda Hylton Rushton to explore the ethical challenges health professionals face while caring for children and families af...

Does Your Senior Need Help at Home? A Holiday Checklist for Anyone Caring for Seniors

The stockings are hung by the chimney with care as your parents and loved ones prepare for your holiday visit. Over the years, your parents have managed to keep most of familiar traditions that helped define your family's holiday celebrations. Yet, this year, when you arrive, you notice that thin...

The Gift of Health Caring at End of Life

PATIENT-FOCUSED ORGANIZATION REACHES OUT TO EDUCATE CHICAGOANS CHICAGO, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Continuing its efforts to educate, inform, and empower the people of Chicago, SAVE THE PATIENT, a not-for-profit patient-focused organization, is hosting its 25-minute live call-in sh...

In sickness and health: Caring for ailing spouse may prolong your life

ANN ARBOR, Mich.---Older people who spent at least 14 hours a week taking care of a disabled spouse lived longer than others. That is the unexpected finding of a University of Michigan study forthcoming in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The stud...

People Caring for Aging Parents Can Win $2,000 of Free Housecleaning

AgingCare.com Hosts Contest in Honor of National Family Caregiver Month NAPLES, Fla., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of National Family Caregivers Month, AgingCare.com wants to make a deserving caregiver's life a little easier. AgingCare.com is holding a contest. The prize? $2,000 of free ho...

Hector Elizondo: Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer's Dementia

NEW YORK, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- For Emmy-award winning actor Hector Elizondo, the challenges of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's dementia are very personal. In the 1960s, Elizondo's mother was afflicted with Alzheimer's dementia, a degenerative disease that alters the brain, causing i...

Health Caring for the Elderly

CHICAGO, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Continuing its efforts to educate, inform, and empower the people of Chicago, SAVE THE PATIENT, a not-for-profit patient-focused organization, is hosting its 25-minute live call-in show, "Community Health," on Chicago Access Network (CAN-TV) on Monday...

Area Women Gather in Milford on July 10 to Further the Mission of Women's Caring Program

MILFORD, Mich., July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The legacy of caring begun 29 years ago by a small group of friends has grown to become one of the area's most significant Summer fundraisers, thanks to the enthusiastic support of women who see the value in helping fund childcare for low-income families ...

Late-life remarriage: Stepfamilies make caring more complex

"I felt so insulted and so hurt. It was like [their father] had met some gal at a bar and married her the next day, and she wanted all his money. I felt they didn't give me any credit, or any respect, appreciation or anything. It still hurts." --Remarried wife of 12 years, caring for husband with...

U.S. Hospitals Vary Widely in Caring for Women

From birth complications to heart disease, top-rated centers a better choice, health study concludes TUESDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- Women who give birth at top-rated hospitals have fewer complications for Caesarean section and fewer complications for vaginal birth, according to ...

Highmark Caring Place to Honor Central Pennsylvania Volunteers Who Committed Over 5,000 Hours to Grieving Children

CAMP HILL, Pa., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The Highmark Caring Place will recognize 175 volunteers at a dinner event tomorrow evening at the West Shore Country Club. These individuals have collectively volunteered more than 5,000 hours -- an average of nearly 30 hours each during the past year --...

Experts highlight gaps in knowledge on caring for survivors of teenage and young adult cancers

London, UK: Over 95% of patients with testicular cancer are cured nowadays, but this success has produced a new problem for cancer survivors, the medical profession and national governments, a cancer expert will tell Teenage Cancer Trust's Fifth International Conference on Teenage and Young Adult...

Highmark Caring Place Resources Help Children Deal With Death of Parent During Mother's Day and Father's Day

PITTSBURGH, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- With Mother's Day and Father's Day just around the corner, many of us look forward to time spent with family, or to taking the opportunity to express appreciation to our parents, wherever they might live. For a child whose mother or father has died, however, M...

AARP'S New Book Caring for Your Parents, Online Channel, and PBS TV Special Launch to Provide Consumers With Integrated Resources for Caregiving

Caring for your Parents, The Complete Family Guide: Practical Advice You Can Trust from the Experts at AARP Hits Bookstores April 1, 2008 Caring for your Parents Television Special Premieres Nationwide on PBS Affiliates April 2, 2008 ***New Caregiving Web site Launches on http://www.a...

Long Term Care Newsletter Helps Preserve Solvency & Sanity While Caring for Loved One

Subscriptions Available Free from LTC Financial Partners KIRKLAND, Wash., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- If you suddenly have to care for an incapacitated parent or spouse, the impact can be life-changing. Rising care costs can devour your estate or inheritance. And your loved one's daily nee...

Highmark Caring Place to Expand Services to New Facility in Cranberry Area

Grieving children from northern Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Lawrence and Mercer counties to be served at new facility PITTSBURGH, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Highmark Caring Place, A Center for Grieving Children, Adolescents and Their Families, announced today its intention to...

Study Finds High Cost of Caring for Aging Parent

Adult day care is affordable option to consider SAVAGE, Minn., Nov. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Caring for an aging parent or spouse is expensive -- averaging about $5,500 a year -- according to a new national study. The findings, released this week, provide the first detailed look at out...

MultiVu Video Feed: NEW SURVEY FINDS THAT HALF OF CAREGIVERS SPEND 10 PERCENT OF THEIR INCOME CARING FOR AN OLDER LOVED ONE

The First, In-Depth Look at What Caregivers Spend and What they Sacrifice Half of those caring for a loved one 50 years or older-as many as 17 million Americans-spend more than 10 percent of their annual income on caregiving expenses and often sacrifice their own financial and personal well-b...

Getting to the Root of Caring for Your Hair at Any Age

Dermatologist Offers Top Tips for Maintaining a Lifetime of Healthy Hair NEW YORK, Nov. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- For most people, and especially women, hair is their crowning glory that defines a significant part of their appearance and personal style. Yet, despite its delicate composition, hair is r...

Grandparents' Care Makes Grandchildren More Caring for Them

A new research has found that grandchildren, who were taken care of by their grandparents during childhood, show a greater desire to take care of their grandparents as they age . The University of Haifa study demonstrated that grandchildren, who stayed with their grandparents and received t...

World Kidney Day – Caring for the Kidney

March 8th is commemorated as the World Kidney Day every year. In today’s world, communicable diseases have paved the way// for non-communicable ailments, like chronic kidney disease, hypertension, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases as leading cause of death and despair. There is an incre...

Learning to Prevent Medical Mistakes in Caring for Stroke Patients

Medical errors and adverse events can happen in patients with stroke, and hospital procedures need to be modified to reduce the likelihood// of error and patients getting hurt, according to a study. For the study, researchers analyzed provider-reported adverse events and errors within a volu...

Melbourne University Launches Plan To Produce More Caring Doctors

Melbourne University has launched a plan to improve the bedside manners of would-be doctors. For this plan to come into effect, the medical students will be "embedded" with patients suffering from a chronic illness such as diabetes or arthritis for two years. // This program will be compulsor...

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals Report Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists, and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the art...

School Closures May Not Be Necessary When Swine Flu Strikes

... plan should important personnel, such as school nurses, fall ill. The CDC recommends the use of surgical masks for ill students or staff and those caring for them. The education of students who are ill at home with the flu should be continued, using phone calls, homework packets and Web-based learn...

Electronic Health Records Help Cardiac Patients Remain Healthy

... for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the art...

Is it Exam Time for Georgia's School Children Already?

...oritization for those administering the vaccine to first immunize children and young adults from six months to 24-years-old, and people living with or caring for children younger than six months of age before administering vaccines to the general population. The message seems to be hitting home beca...

Hospice Care Eases the End for Loyal Pets

...be exhausting, especially for elderly owners or those who work full-time. But Kenneth Koch of Modesto, Calif., doesn't regret the three years he spent caring for his cat, Midnight. Adopted by Koch nearly two decades earlier, the black domestic shorthair had chronic renal failure, among other illnesses. I...
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