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End-of-Life Care Improved with Appropriate Hospice, Opioid Use

End-of-Life Care Improved with Appropriate Hospice, Opioid Use

Insurance claims and clinical information were linked to examine indicators of high-quality end-of-life care.

Defining Cancer Treatment Cost-Effectiveness

Defining Cancer Treatment Cost-Effectiveness

Value-based care, an increasingly important concept in oncology, is grounded on the relationship between the efficacy and cost of an anticancer drug.

Workplace Discrimination Still a Challenge for Patients With Chronic Illnesses

Workplace Discrimination Still a Challenge for Patients With Chronic Illnesses

The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act has not improved workplace discrimination towards patients with chronic illnesses .

Capsaicin 8% Patch Effective on Nondiabetic Peripheral Neuropathic Pain

Capsaicin 8% Patch Effective on Nondiabetic Peripheral Neuropathic Pain

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Results from the ASCEND study recently published in BioMed Central Neurology indicate that an 8% capsaicin patch is effective in relieving peripheral neuropathic pain resulting from a wide range of etiologies.

Frankincense Effective on Osteoarthritis Pain

Frankincense Effective on Osteoarthritis Pain

One of the more exciting potential uses of frankincense is in the treatment of cancer.

Female Cancer Patients Benefit From Aromatherapy Massage

Female Cancer Patients Benefit From Aromatherapy Massage

Female cancer patients report positive experiences with aromatherapy massage.

National Academies Report on Health Effects of Cannabis

National Academies Report on Health Effects of Cannabis

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In January 2017, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a report titled "The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The Current State of Evidence and Recommendation for Research."

CDC Report: Risks of Death in Rural America

CDC Report: Risks of Death in Rural America

Americans who live in rural areas have a higher risk of death from 5 leading causes than people who live in urban locations.

Cancer, Injury Mortality Rates Fall in the United States, Study Shows

Cancer, Injury Mortality Rates Fall in the United States, Study Shows

Prevention key to continued progress in fighting cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes.

Does More Radiation Up Survival In Low-Risk Prostate Cancer?

Does More Radiation Up Survival In Low-Risk Prostate Cancer?

But higher doses may improve survival in men with intermediate- and high-risk prostate cancers.

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