Articles & Stories

Are you living with serious illness and feeling depressed? Palliative care can help.

August 12, 2018

If you’re living with a serious or chronic illness, it’s easy to overlook symptoms of depression or anxiety. You may assume that it’s normal to feel sad or worried when you’re sick, and you may believe that your symptoms are caused by your other medical problems. And while it is normal to have days when you feel blue, if those feelings of sadness don’t go away, you’re having trouble eating or sleeping, or you’re not enjoying things the way you normally do, something is wrong. Palliative care can help.

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Webinar On-Demand: Managing Lung Cancer Symptoms and Improving Quality of Life

Listen and watch on-demand here

Recorded: Wednesday, August 8 @ 12 pm ET
Sponsored by: Lung Cancer Alliance

Featured Presenter:
Andy Esch, MD, MBA

Webinar Description:
If you or a loved one is living with lung cancer, you already know there can be difficult side effects and symptoms caused by the disease and its treatment.  Many linger and persist afterwards as well. … Read More

Pancreatic Care Action Network

Pancreatic Cancer Treatment Do’s and Don’ts

August 5, 2018  /  By Kristin Reynolds

Palliative care can help you live well with COPD

July 17, 2018

Living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) can be difficult: shortness of breath, wheezing and coughing can make you avoid doing the things you used to love.  But COPD doesn’t have to stop you from enjoying your life. Palliative care can help.

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Lymphedema isn’t just a side effect. Palliative care can help.

June 25, 2018

Lymphedema is often brushed off as a minor complication of life-saving treatment for cancer. But if you are living with it, you know that lymphedema can have a major impact on your quality of life – affecting both your physical and emotional well-being. Palliative care can help.

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Quality of life after stroke. The role of palliative care.

May 27, 2018

Strokes can be life-changing events with serious physical and emotional consequences. If you, or someone you love, has suffered from stroke, you may be struggling to take it all in and feel lost in the maze of decisions for your future medical care. Palliative care can help.

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Palliative Care Helps People Living with ALS Maintain Control

May 20, 2018

For people living with ALS, one of the most common fears is losing control: control over your body, and control over your life. Palliative care can help you keep as much control as possible, supporting you and your family to maintain your quality of life.

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Webinar On-Demand: Living with Kidney Disease: Pain and Itch, and the Role of Palliative Care

Listen and watch on-demand here.

Recorded: Tue, May 15, 2018 @ 1:00 PM ET

Featured Presenter:
Dr. Jennifer Scherer, MD
Division of Palliative Care and the Division of Nephrology at NYU School of Medicine

If you or a loved one is living with serious kidney disease, you might be struggling with symptoms such as pain and itchiness.   … Read More

Living well with serious illness: Beth’s appendix cancer story

May 1, 2018

For many years, Beth, 55, of Baltimore couldn’t shake the nickname her sister and friends gave her.

“They called me Balloon Hand Beth because whenever someone needed something, my hand would float up to volunteer,” says Beth.

Beth has always been very active and willing to pitch in. In her professional life, she has worked tirelessly to improve her city’s environment one planted tree at a time as the Director of the Office of Sustainability in Baltimore. Most days, if she’s not helping out a relative or preparing to host a family holiday party, she can be found in her garden, meticulously growing her own food.      … Read More

Living well with sickle cell disease: Palliative care is key

April 15, 2018

If your child has sickle cell disease, you know the heart ache of watching a child in pain and unable to enjoy the simple joys of childhood. There is a way to help your child feel better and live as well as possible: ask for palliative care.

Palliative care is specialized medical treatment for people living with serious illness like sickle cell. It treats the pain, symptoms and stress of the illness, with a focus on quality of life. Palliative care is provided by a team of doctors, nurses, social workers and other therapists who work closely with your other doctors to give you an added layer of support, based on your needs and what’s important to you. It can be provided at the same time as all other treatments to help you feel as well as possible and live your life. If you, or your child has sickle cell disease – ask for a palliative care consultation. The earlier the better.

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