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What Is Hospice?

Hospice is a philosophy of care. The hospice philosophy recognizes death as the final stage of life and seeks to enable patients to continue an alert, pain-free life and to...

What Services Are Provided Under Hospice?

Once a patient is admitted onto hospice services, the patient is usually assigned a qualified team consisting of a:Medical DirectorRegistered NurseCertified Nursing Ass...

When Is Hospice Care Appropriate?

When the hospice movement in the United States began nearly 30 years ago, it was viewed primarily as care for end-stage cancer patients. But the types of illnesses in patie...

When Do You Need Joint Replacement?

Joint replacement is usually a decision made by you and your doctor. Overtime, therapy, steroid injections to reduce inflammation (swelling) and pain medications may no lon...

What Happens After A Joint Replacement?

Physicians and therapists alike recommend that a patient who has undergone any type of joint replacement begin a therapy program as soon as possible and many patients will ...

What Is A Stroke?

What is commonly referred to as a "stroke" is a block in the blood flow to any area of the brain. When the blood flow is blocked or decreased, oxygen needed to ma...


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