CHRONIC DISEASE 

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What Is Palliative Care?

"Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illness. This type of care is focused on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family. Palliative care is provided by a specially-trained team of doctors, nurses and other specialists who work together with a patient’s other doctors to provide an extra layer of support. It is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness, and it can be provided along with curative treatment."

GetPalliativeCare.org

Simple Hacks For Life With Parkinson's

"Simple solutions are often best, even when dealing with something as complicated as Parkinson's. In this inspiring talk, Mileha Soneji shares accessible designs that make the everyday tasks of those living with Parkinson's a bit easier. "Technology is not always it," she says. "What we need are human-centered solutions."

Mileha Soneji | TEDxDelft | February 2015

Giving Migraine Treatments the Best Chance

"Although my migraines were not nearly as bad as those that afflict many other people, they took a toll on my work, family life and recreation."

By Jane E. Brody

For The New York Times

For Patients With Heart Failure,
Little Guidance as Death Nears

"Experts often focus on the strides made in preventing and treating heart disease. Its incidence has declined by 70 percent in the past 50 years. People have heart attacks later in life than they used to, are more likely to survive them, and often live for years afterward with few or no symptoms."

By Gina Kolata 

For The New York Times

How Work Kept Me Going During My Cancer Treatment

"When lawyer Sarah Donnelly was diagnosed with breast cancer, she turned to her friends and family for support -- but she also found meaning, focus, and stability in her work. In a personal talk about why and how she stayed on the job, she shares her insights on how workplaces can accommodate people going through major illnesses -- because the benefits go both ways."

Sarah Donnelly| TED@Westpac