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Mayo Clinic Medical Science Blog – an eclectic collection of research- and research education-related stories: feature stories, mini news bites, learning opportunities, profiles and more from Mayo Clinic.

Items Tagged ‘palliative care’

August 26, 2019

Hospice research aims to understand process of dying, help loved ones with end-of-life care

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

While death is inevitable, for patients at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato’s Hospice Program, the process of dying is becoming more bearable as a result of several research studies aimed at better understanding. Death, ultimately, is inevitable. It happens to everyone. But for patients at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato’s Hospice Program, the process […]

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Tags: Greg Kutcher, hospice, Jacek Soroka, Mayo Clinic Health System, palliative care


February 19, 2019

It takes a village

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Home-based palliative care may not be a simple doctor-patient relationship, but the value it adds is simple to understand It takes a village to raise a child. The inputs and interactions with many adults across their community serve to usher children through the ups and downs of life into adulthood and aid them to live […]

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Tags: care transitions, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Christina Y. Chen, collaboration, Gregory Hanson, Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars, palliative care, population health, quality of life


December 27, 2018

Be the life [science] of the party

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran

Looking for a scientific conversation starter for New Year’s Eve? Advancing the Science has you covered with this top-10 recap of our hottest medical research stories from 2018. With this list in your back pocket, you’ll never run out of interesting cocktail banter. And we guarantee you’ll wow your friends with your scientific smarts. #1  […]

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Tags: celiac disease, end of life care, fetal surgery, gluten free, Imad Absah, liver disease, Mark Truty, maternal and fetal medicine, multiple sclerosis, nephrology, neuroimmunology, palliative care


November 12, 2018

Research News Roundup — October 2018

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Welcome to Advancing the Science. On Mayo Clinic’s medical research blog we have a wide range of research and research-education content. In addition to stories you won’t find anywhere else, we also collect content from other sources in one easy-to-access spot. The monthly Research News Roundup is one such aggregator, highlighting and linking to all […]

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Tags: Ayalew Tefferi, brain cancer, breast cancer, cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, Elizabeth Cathcart-Rake, health disparities, hematology, inflammatory bowel disease, integrative medicine, John Hawse, Julie Heimbach


May 19, 2015

Single Biggest Concern: A Palliative Approach

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

For people living with serious illness, both patients and care providers, identifying the single biggest concern can be a difficult task.  There are so many concerns – from “Who will help me if I am too weak to care for myself?” to “How can we treat my nausea and pain?”  When interrupted by a serious […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Cory Ingram, palliative care, patient reported outcomes


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