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Palliative care can improve quality of life

By Herald-Mail Media  
   April 15, 2019

Palliative care is a specialized area of medicine often confused with hospice care, the latter of which is provided when patients no longer receive aggressive therapy. Patients with life-limiting or life-threatening illnesses — respiratory disease, heart conditions, cancer or kidney failure — can greatly benefit from palliative care, which places emphasis on symptoms and quality of life through pain management and physical, psychological and spiritual support.

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