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March 2016 Archives

Study says home palliative care extends life for cancer patients

Though it is sometimes necessary to spend time at the hospital, nobody likes to spend more time there than is absolutely necessary. Hospitals are noisy, impersonal and uncomfortable, with almost none of the comforts of home. This is why so many people with a terminal illness express the desire to spend their final weeks at home.

Why do mentally ill Missourians struggle to get hospital care?

Many Missourians living with a mental illness are able to manage their disease well enough to live at home and receive outpatient mental health care. But others sometimes need to go to the hospital periodically, either voluntarily or involuntarily, for their own safety and the safety of others.

Unemployment for disabled Americans reaches 12.5 percent

Federal officials announced some fairly good news about the U.S. economy recently, saying that the country added 242,000 new jobs in February, and that the national unemployment rate remained at 4.9 percent. However, for disabled Americans, the news was not so good, as Disability Scoop reports.

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