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The Importance of Managing Pain When You Have a Serious Illness: What You Need To Think About

January 17, 2023

When you’re living with a serious illness, you may be experiencing physical pain. Treating that pain is crucial to your well-being and quality of life. Why? Managing pain not only makes you feel better, but it helps you to stay on the treatment plan for your illness. Pain makes recovering harder. … Read More

Three Ways Palliative Care Teams Help the Caregiver Too

December 11, 2022

The holiday season can be a difficult season for family caregivers. When your loved one is living with a serious illness, you won’t let them tackle the obstacles alone. Their struggles are your struggles. Their pain is your pain. You’re there to help them in any way you can.

But who helps you?  … Read More

The Pharmacy Times

Physician Explains How Pharmacists Play ‘Huge Role in Educating Prescribers on Risks of Polypharmacy’

December 5, 2022  /  By Alana Hippensteele
The Tennessean

Palliative care changed my life. Here’s what it is and how it can help you too. | Opinion

December 5, 2022  /  By Misty Hartley
Everyday Health

Cancer: What Does It Mean to Get Palliative Care?

December 5, 2022  /  By Julie Lynn Marks

How to Manage Fatigue When Living with a Serious Illness

November 15, 2022

When living with a serious illness, it’s important to know that feeling easily and constantly tired—or fatigued—is a common symptom. In fact, many people experience fatigue, no matter if they are living with cancer, COPD, kidney disease, or another serious illness. Fatigue may make you or your loved one feel forgetful and unable to stay focused or have energy to do everyday things. This may include activities like seeing friends, pursuing hobbies, or even pursuing treatment for the serious illness.   … Read More

Are You Living with Breast Cancer? Palliative Care Can Help

October 19, 2022

If you or a loved one have received a breast cancer diagnosis, you know that it can be scary. You may have gone from thinking everything was okay to suddenly needing to decide about surgery and starting treatments such as radiation or chemotherapy. On top of this, you may experience symptoms such as pain, nausea, anxiety, and fatigue. Combined, this may all feel very stressful and overwhelming. You’re not alone. Palliative care can help. … Read More

Learn How Pediatric Palliative Care Can Help Your Child and Family

September 21, 2022

Whether you have recently learned that your child is living with a serious illness (like cancer or a genetic disorder), or you received the diagnosis years ago, it is never easy to hear this news. Plus, running around from doctor appointment to doctor appointment is tiring and stressful. It can make you and your family feel out of control—at a time when you want to be in the driver’s seat.

Pediatric palliative care can help.  … Read More

How to Manage Anxiety and Depression When Living with a Serious Illness

August 14, 2022

If you’re living with a serious illness like cancer, heart failure, and so many others, it’s easy not to recognize the symptoms of anxiety or depression. You may think it’s normal to feel sad or worried because of your diagnosis, and you may believe that these symptoms are tied to this. While it’s normal to have days when you’re feeling blue, if these feelings stick around, you’re having trouble sleeping or eating, or you’re not enjoying hobbies the way you normally do, something is wrong. Palliative care can help.  … Read More

How Palliative Care Has Helped Debbie Who Lives with Multiple Myeloma

July 18, 2022

It’s been almost 10 years since we recorded our first video with Debbie, and we are happy to report that she is doing well. This summer, Debbie agreed to join us for another video, to talk about how palliative care has helped her through the years.  … Read More

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