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Patient, music therapist create entire album during treatments

If you’ve ever set foot inside a hospital, you know the sounds as soon as you hear them — the beeps, the whirs, the constant overhead pages — stress-inducing, anxiety-producing. And then, there’s the waiting — for tests, for treatments, for answers. But listen a little closer, and through the halls of University Hospitals Parma, […]

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US

Cancer patient at UNC Hospitals gets wedding she deserves

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WTVD) — A cancer patient at UNC Hospitals didn’t miss her chance to say “I do.” Maria Isabel Cipple Leon was supposed to get married at her church earlier this month, but when it was unclear if she would be healthy enough in time to leave the intensive care unit those working […]

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Health

Patient wins fight to have long covid symptoms treated as a disability

It means Terence Burke can bring a case of disability discrimination against his former employer, the Turning Point Scotland charity, which sacked him last August. An employment tribunal hearing was told yesterday that Covid had left him with “substantial and long-term” side effects. He was signed off sick for nine months as he struggled to […]

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Technology

iTWire – 3 tools to protect patient health information

GUEST OPINION: Are you a doctor, a clinical researcher, or a hospital manager looking for the right tool to protect patient health information? Every patient has the right to data privacy and confidentiality. Whether the patient is suffering from acute or chronic disease or an infectious or a terminal illness, healthcare workers and agencies must […]

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Finance

PIP: Patient discloses how ‘money problems have been one of the worst effects of cancer’

Waiting times for Personal Independence Payments (PIP) have decreased from an alarming high of 26 weeks in August 2021 to 20 weeks according to latest figures from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). While any decrease in waiting times is good news, campaigners say these lengthy delays are still unacceptable, especially as millions of […]

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Science

Ingenious Technique Leads to Kids Having Kidney Transplants Without Immune Suppression

Organ transplants can quite literally save lives, but they also come with strings attached – often including a lifetime of immunosuppression drug treatments required to keep the immune system in check, lest it reject the transplanted organ as a foreign invader.   Now scientists are reporting on three successful kidney organ transplants, carried out in […]

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Canada

Hospital patient found outside more than 24 hours after disappearance, daughter says | CBC News

A 64-year-old patient spent more than a day lying on the ground outside an Ottawa hospital after she walked out of the mental health unit she’s been staying at and fell, according to her daughter. Christina Hajjar said her mother left the Montfort Hospital last week “wearing nothing but a dress and slippers.” Roughly 27 hours passed […]

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Pets

Pets can offer companionship, happiness to seniors

Furry friends are a great “pick-me-up” for many people. Playing with an animal is a wonderful way to bring a smile to a lot of humans’ faces. Pets make excellent companions, which is why pet therapy is often used to decrease loneliness, aid in medical needs and bring overall happiness to residents in senior care […]

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Health

Cancer symptoms: ‘Something wasn’t right’ – patient on signs from lump to back pain

“I was first diagnosed in 2015,” said Sara. “I found a small lump which just niggled me.” Considered one of the best-known cancer symptoms, lumps can be large, hard, painless to the touch and crop up spontaneously. This small culprit led to the rocky start of Sara’s diagnosis. After being referred to a mammogram, Sara […]

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Celebrities

Adele’s boyfriend hints at baby news with singer – ‘Be a more patient dad’

He addressed the troubles of being a young father. Rich said it was difficult seeing his children growing up so fast when he wasn’t always around. He said, in an interview with E! News on Friday: “Often times as you’re building a business, you’re on the go, you’re moving around, the kids grow up fast in a […]