Patients Receiving Early Palliative Care Live Longer

The highly-regarded New England Journal of Medicine recently published a very interesting study that concluded that terminally ill patients with metastatic non–small-cell lung cancer who received palliative care soon after diagnosis lived longer than those who did not, even when receiving less aggressive treatment at the end of their lives. According to Wikipedia: Palliative care (from Latin palliare, […]

Home Caregivers in Escondido: Medical Advice Online

Home Caregivers in Escondido Warn About Accepting Online Medical Advice You don’t recognize a strange skin rash…you can’t pinpoint an allergic reaction…you can’t remember a drug’s side effects…is that stomachache the result of a bad meal or a virus? In years past, these were questions that prompted a phone call to the doctor, but today, […]

For Senior Care in San Diego County: Emergency Room Doctors Say Health Law Will Make ER Crowding Worse

Hospital emergency rooms, the theory goes, get overcrowded because people without health insurance have no place else to go. But that’s not the view of the doctors who staff those emergency departments. The real problem, according to a new survey from the American College of Emergency Physicians, isn’t caused by people who don’t have insurance — […]