For dying patients, early plans can improve quality of life

Careful documentation of a hospice patient’s end-of-life wishes—and prominently noting that information in health records early—could prevent unwanted hospitalizations and medical interventions, a new study suggests. Researchers at The Ohio State University analyzed the health records of 1,185 cancer patients who had been referred to hospice and found that a verified do-not-resuscitate order, or DNR, before the last 30 days […]

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Lionel Richie Has Mother’s Day Plans With Nicole Richie’s Mom Brenda Harvey

Family time! Lionel Richie will spend Mother’s Day with his ex-wife Brenda Harvey-Richie. “In my case, my mother passed … but then I’ve got Nicole [Richie’s] mom,” the American Idol judge, 69, told Us Weekly exclusively at a Sunday, April 28, taping of an upcoming episode. “I’m going to be busy on Mother’s Day. … We’ll have a semi-family reunion.” […]

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Does the 7-day GM diet work? Benefits, risks, and meal plans

According to one GM diet plan website, this diet helps users lose at least 10–17 pounds in 1 week. It claims to promote weight loss by burning calories without affecting mood or energy levels. However, this plan may exclude essential nutrients, and it might not be a sustainable long-term weight-loss strategy. In this article, we look at the GM diet […]

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Diabetes patients with high deductible health plans experience delays in seeking care

Research from the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute finds that a population of people with diabetes who were switched to high-deductible health plans had associated delays in care for dangerous blood vessel diseases. The study, “High-deductible Insurance and Delay in Care for the Macrovascular Complications of Diabetes,” appears in the […]

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