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Physicians May Give Up Too Soon After Cardiac Arrest

Survival statistics are not good for those who suffer cardiac arrest outside the hospital. Although about 50 percent of people who arrest are revived after attempted resuscitation, only about 10 percent of these survive to leave the hospital. And almost half of the survivors suffer some level of brain impairment from hypoxia. There’s new evidence, […]

10 Hidden Dangers of Medical Tourism

Medical tourism refers to people leaving their own country to seek medical treatment abroad. They are typically treated as private patients and the costs are fully paid by the patient. Many treatments and cosmetic procedures are available at a much lower cost than in the USA. In fact, because cosmetic plastic surgery procedures aren’t covered […]

What is Palliative Care?

There are many defining moments in life like birth, marriage and death. When diagnosed with a illness that is potentially life threatening, you are likely going to become up close and personal with your own mortality.

Medical treatment and care will become one of the mainstays in your daily life. At the same time, you want to live out your days as normal as possible and for as long as possible. With palliative care, you can achieve this.

Like Hospice Care

Palliative care is similar to hospice care except that while you may have a life threatening illness, it is not yet terminal and you are not expected to die within six months, unlike the people in hospice care.