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Julie Berg's life revolves around family, friends and faith. When her health was tested by an aggressive brain tumor and COVID-19 diagnosis, she leaned on these things for support and her health care team for expert surgical care.
Jim Moessner was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. He managed it well, and lived a normal life for decades. But then everything changed.
With the growing popularity of tattoos, you may wonder if a tattoo is the best way to express health care wishes.
Time can be hard to measure. We often measure our lives in the tasks and accomplishments of everyday life — a pace of business, providing us with momentum and a feeling of control. In between the noise of the day, quiet moments remind us of those we love and what we have lost.
Let’s talk turkey. And, no, I don’t mean gobbling like that festive holiday bird. I mean use the holidays, when family members are gathered, to go beyond the “How ’bout them Packers?” discussion. Use that precious time to speak honestly and openly about your end-of-life wishes.
Dave Eitrheim, M.D., a longtime family medicine physician at Mayo Clinic Health System – Red Cedar in Menomonie, has cherished the relationships he’s established with patients through the years — from being the first to see and hold patients’ newborns to comforting families after a loved one’s death.
Dianne Rhein from Eau Claire, Wis. shared her thoughts about hospice care as she journeyed with cancer.
Serious illness is very personal, so the first thing that a palliative care team does is take time to get to know you as a person.
This three-part series explores palliative care. Learn the difference between palliative care and hospice, and how this innovative approach addresses the complex physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs that may accompany your illness and treatment.
Palliative care means that there is never a time when "there is nothing more that can be done." Cory Ingram MD explains why.
Living with a serious illness is a far more personal than medical experience. Cory Ingram MD explains how palliative care teams help patients through that personal experience.