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, […]
Healthcare providers should handle people who show signs of sepsis with the same urgency given to those who complain of chest pain that might be a heart attack, a British doctor cautions. Professor Saul Faust, of the University of Southampton and University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, chaired the group that developed the new guideline […]
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 […]
Aditya Bandopadhyay has treated the sick for more than twenty years. He works in the village of Salbadra, in the state of West Bengal, India. He has no degree in medicine. Bandopadhyay was trained in the rudiments of clinical medicine by a homeopath who also happened to practise modern medicine on the side. Bandopadhyay charges […]
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.