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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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    • Caregiving Most often, caregivers take care of other adults who are ill or disabled. Less often, caregivers are grandparents raising their...learn more »
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      Caregiving Article
      • What is a caregiver?
      • Who are our nation's caregivers?
      • What is caregiver stress?
      • How can I tell if caregiving is putting too much stress on me?
      • What can I do to prevent stress or relieve stress?
      • What is respite care?
      • What is the National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP)?
      • How can I find out about caregiving resources in my community?
      • What kind of caregiver services can I find in my community?
      • What kind of home care help is available?
      • How will I pay for home health care?
      • Who is eligible for Medicare home health care services?
      • Will Medicaid help pay for home health care?
      • For more information
    • Pain Management Pain management and treatment can be simple or complex, according to its cause. There are two basic types of pain, nociceptive...learn more »
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      Pain Management Article
      • Introduction to pain management
      • How is pain treatment guided?
      • What are the basic types of pain?
      • Nociceptive pain
      • Neuropathic pain
      • What are other causes of pain?
    • Heart Disease (Coronary Artery Disease) Heart disease (coronary artery disease) occurs when plaque builds up in the coronary arteries, the vessels that supply blood to...learn more »
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      Heart Disease (Coronary Artery Disease) Article
      • What is heart disease?
      • What are the risk factors for heart disease?
      • What causes heart disease?
      • What are the symptoms of heart disease?
      • How is heart disease diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for heart disease?
      • What is the prognosis for heart disease?
      • Can heart disease be prevented?
    • Liver Disease Liver disease can be cause by a variety of things including infection (hepatitis), diseases such as gallstones, high cholesterol...learn more »
    • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome AIDS is the advanced stage of HIV infection. Symptoms and signs of AIDS include pneumonia due to Pneumocystis jiroveci,...learn more »
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      Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome Article
      • Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) facts
      • What does AIDS stand for? What causes AIDS?
      • What is the history of AIDS?
      • What are symptoms and signs of AIDS?
      • What are risk factors for developing AIDS?
      • How is AIDS diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for HIV/AIDS?
      • What is the treatment for HIV during pregnancy?
      • What is the treatment for non-HIV-infected people who are exposed to the genital secretions or blood of someone with HIV?
      • What are the complications of HIV?
      • What is the prognosis for HIV infection?
      • Can HIV infection be prevented?
      • Is there a vaccine for HIV?
      • What research is being done to find a cure for HIV?
      • Where can a person find information about clinical trials for HIV and AIDS?
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      Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Article
      • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) facts
      • What is the human immunodeficiency virus?
      • What is the history of HIV?
      • What causes an HIV infection?
      • What are the different stages of an HIV infection?
      • What are risk factors for an HIV infection?
      • What are HIV infection symptoms and signs?
      • How do health-care professionals diagnose an HIV infection? What are the different types of HIV tests?
      • What is the treatment for an HIV infection?
      • What are complications of an HIV infection?
      • What is the prognosis of an HIV infection?
      • Is it possible to prevent the transmission of HIV?
      • What research is being done on HIV?
      • Are support groups available for people who are HIV positive?
      • Where can people find more information on HIV?

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