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American Cancer Society backs Ohio bill to increase palliative care

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The American Cancer Society's political arm wants more palliative care in Ohio, arguing it increases health outcomes and decreases costs over the long run. The cancer society is ... read more

Expanding Awareness of Palliative Care for Gravely Ill Is Goal of Bill

Relatively new as an officially recognized field of medicine, palliative care is still growing in acceptance among both providers and patients. Now, legislators are aiming to increase ... the American ... read more

From cancer survivor to state ambassador

From there, she joined the American Cancer Society ... increase the number of palliative care faculty at medical and nursing schools to promote education and research on the topic and to support the ... read more

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Battling for Benefits: Military Veterans With Cancer Fight for Government-Funded Health Care

In late 2013 he began having back ... with their care. About half the American soldiers who served in Vietnam, 1.5 million, were present there during the U.S. military’s most liberal use of herbicides ... read more

Experts Debunk Health Care Reform Bill's 'Death Panel' Rule

Accusations that the health care reform bill now pending ... with the pain and palliative care program at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. "I sincerely hope that such consultations will ... read more

Rising US health insurance costs take toll on workers

Another worker, a 55-year-old nurse’s assistant working in a nursing home in Ohio, said she’s had to cut back on taking trips to the ... A study published by the American Cancer Society found that ... read more

Kirsten Gillibrand Says Her Limit on Opioid Prescriptions 'Is Not Intended to Interfere With These Decisions'

Rob Portman (R-Ohio) proposed last year, prompting criticism from the American Medical ... Gillibrand's bill makes an exception for patients with chronic pain (as well cancer patients and people in ... read more

Groups back bill asking Medicare to pay for CT colonography

minority health care organizations and medical associations see the bill as an opportunity to help address racial and ethnic disparities in screening and outcomes. Previous studies in the U.S. and ... read more

Opioid Misuse in Cancer Patients: Fearmongering or Real Risk?

A pertinent question here is whether cancer patients are at high risk for opioid abuse and/or opioid-related death. Do barriers to access make any sense in this particular population? At the ... read more

With drug overdoses soaring, states limit the length of painkiller prescriptions

It would not apply to the treatment of chronic pain, cancer, hospice or palliative care. More than 52,000 people died of ... Corey Waller, chair of the legislative advocacy committee for the American ... read more

Tax cuts, money for schools, children highlight House-passed $69 billion budget

“Creating a two-tier system of care within the Medicaid program will not make Ohio healthier. It will increase administrative costs ... and vaping products from 18 to 21. But the American Cancer ... read more

Hospitals are confronting a new opioid crisis: an alarming shortage of pain meds

Some hospice providers in Florida, Maryland, and Hawaii are already reporting they have run out of some opioid products and are struggling to replenish supplies needed to help patients, according to ... read more

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