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Hospice is a service that offers support, resources, and assistance to terminally ill patients and their families. In such late stages of diseases, especially when there is "nothing left to do," hospice can offer help for patients and families. There are many aspects of a patient's well-being that can be addressed. Hospice can play a key role in managing physical symptoms of a disease (palliative care) and supporting patients and families emotionally and spiritually.

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      Stroke (Signs, Symptoms, Warning Signs) Article
      • Stroke definition and facts
      • What is a stroke?
      • What is the NIH Stroke Scale?
      • What are the risk factors for stroke?
      • What are the warning signs and symptoms of a stroke?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of a stroke?
      • What is a transient ischemic attack (TIA)?
      • What are the types of stroke?
      • What causes a stroke?
      • What tests diagnose stroke?
      • What is the treatment for stroke?
      • Is recovery after a stroke possible?
      • What is stroke rehabilitation?
      • What is the prognosis for a person that suffers a stroke?
      • Which specialties of doctors treat stroke?
      • Can strokes be prevented?
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      Parkinson's Disease Article
      • Parkinson's disease facts
      • What is Parkinson's disease?
      • What causes Parkinson's disease?
      • What genes are linked to Parkinson's disease?
      • Who is at risk for Parkinson's disease?
      • What are the symptoms of Parkinson's disease?
      • What other conditions resemble Parkinson's disease?
      • How is Parkinson's disease diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for Parkinson's disease?
      • How can people learn to cope with Parkinson's disease?
      • Can Parkinson's disease be prevented?
      • What is the prognosis of Parkinson's disease?
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      Heart Disease Article
      • Heart (cardiovascular) disease definition and facts
      • What is heart (cardiovascular) disease?
      • Who is at risk for heart (cardiovascular) disease?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of heart (cardiovascular) disease?
      • What causes heart (cardiovascular) disease?
      • How is heart (cardiovascular) disease diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for heart (cardiovascular) disease?
      • What lifestyle changes can a person make to prevent further heart disease or heart attack?
      • What is the medical treatment for heart (cardiovascular) disease?
      • How many people have heart (cardiovascular) disease, and what is the prognosis?
      • Can cardiovascular disease be prevented?

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