Palliative Care Gives Your Loved Ones Support for Living With Disease

Hospice and palliative care are terms often mistakenly used interchangeably. People tend to associate them both with the end of life. But that’s not always the case. Despite what many people may think, these two types of care aren’t synonymous. “People misconstrue the two all the time,” says palliative care specialist Krista Dobbie, MD. “We … Read More

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Who Is On Your Cancer Support Team?

Learning that you have cancer can make you feel terribly isolated. Suddenly you find yourself in a new, unfamiliar world. But you are not alone. Many people want to help support you through your treatment into survivorship.

When Caregivers Become Patients (Video)

Imagine you work in the health care industry: You have the knowledge. You make the rules. Until one day you yourself experience a major health problem. Suddenly, everything changes. Now, you’re the patient in the bed. You’re the one who’s helpless and dependent. That’s what happened to the health care workers in this video. The … Read More

Seniors: Stay Safe in the Heat (Video)

The Senior Games are a summertime showcase for older athletes. They know, being both athletes and seniors, for them heat exposure can be especially dangerous.  When the heat kicks in, older people are more at risk than others. Ronan Factora, MD, a geriatrician at Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Geriatric Medicine, says seniors are simply more … Read More

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How Do I Tell My Children I Have Cancer?

Breaking the news to your child that you have cancer is an emotional roller coaster and there are no absolute right or wrong ways to do it. It’s like so much of life and parenting — you do the best you can.

3 Tips for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

If you are taking care of someone with Alzheimer’s at home, you’re not alone; this is a common scenario. There are ways to help you cope with the challenges, including stress — and the sadness and frustration that can accompany it. To make life more comfortable for you and your loved one, neurologist Jagan Pillai, … Read More