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How preventable is sepsis-related death?

How preventable is sepsis-related death?

How prevalent and preventable is death from sepsis? A new study, recently published in the journal JAMA Network Open, investigates. Sepsis is a potentially fatal condition that develops from the body’s overactive response to an infection. According to the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, over 1 million people in the United States develop severe sepsis each year, and 15–30 percent of these people die…

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Exercise especially important for older people with heart disease

Exercise especially important for older people with heart disease

 It is well-known that exercise is good for cardiac health, but older adults tend to fall through the cracks when it comes to rehabilitation programs. Now, a study has shown that these individuals have the most to gain.New research examines the effects of exercise on older adults in physical rehabilitation. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both…

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Palliative Care And You

Palliative Care And You

Palliative care is a relatively new term. However, it is not something to be ignored. It is a specific type of care that provides patients with a serious or a chronic illness a better quality of life. When you sign up for Palliative Care Providers, you will be given a dedicated team of physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains and practicioners…

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Funeral planning for the future

Funeral planning for the future

It’s one of the most important talks that you don’t want to have. However, the sad reality is that at some point or another, it will be our time. The more planning we can do to prepare for that day, the easier we can make it for our eventual grieving loved ones. Our friends at Funeral Basics put together a…

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Is Your Advanced Directive In Place?

It is something that no one wants to talk about, but everyone needs. Having an advanced directive is one of the most important documents that you will ever need to complete. Is yours in place? Aging in Place has some amazing information how to make sure that all you are prepared for anything. What Is An Advance Directive? Updated for…

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HOSPICE CARE ISN’T A DEATH SENTENCE: GET THE FACTS

Hospice doesn’t mean giving up The biggest myth around hospice care is that it means giving up on your older adult. Many people think that hospice care is only for people who are expected to pass away within days or weeks. That’s not true at all. The fact is that hospice is a type of medical care where the goal is to…

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