Topic: Chronic Care

Finding Direction Through a Patient Navigator: A Journey of Hope (Part 2)

Part 2: Grappling With the Murky Details of Healthcare The oncologist seemed nice and eager to help. He was actually very much like the financial representative, although a bit matter-of-factly because he’d obviously done this many times before. He recommended what he termed was “standard of care” and the “treatment of choice,” a combination of chemotherapeutic ...


Study Examines Link Between Post-Traumatic Stress and Stroke Risk

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is most commonly associated with intense life-threatening encounters, such as war or automobile accidents. Many survivors of serious illnesses also have been known to suffer from PTSD, demonstrating that the disorder that can be triggered by a wider range of traumatic incidents than we commonly imagine. A recent study published under the ...


Rural Cancer Patients Struggle With Their Chronic Condition, Says Study

Options for healthcare services are far more limited in rural areas of the U.S., an obstacle that has necessitated that individuals in need of care drive long distances in search of even the closest provider. The difficulty of access to health providers seems to be taking a toll on those with chronic conditions, according to ...


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