May 2019 Archives

Hospice care: When is the right time to call?

Caring for a terminally ill loved one can be an emotionally challenging experience. You know that the time you have left with the person you love is quite limited, but you want to help him or her enjoy as high quality a life as possible in the time he or she has left. Part of caring for someone who has an incurable disease is learning to recognize when he or she needs added support, especially as the disease progresses and symptoms worsen.

Are clinical trials a good way to treat mesothelioma?

Although mesothelioma is considered a terminal illness, there are some options that you can try to treat it. One of the things that patients can look into is the potential for treatment through clinical trials. Clinical trials are wonderful options because these new medications need to be tested and could be the right medication to reduce the impact of mesothelioma in a patient.

Is your Pennsylvania job high-risk for asbestos exposure?

Where you work and how long you have been with a particular company may have a significant impact on your health -- especially if your job is physically demanding or dangerous, or is high-risk for hazards, such as exposure to asbestos. Asbestos is microscopic, but its effects on the human body can be deadly. There is no safe amount of asbestos exposure, so if you think you or a loved one may have dealt with exposure, it's a good idea to seek medical attention and keep track of your health.

Understanding the different types of asbestos and risks involved

You may have discussed asbestos on one or more occasions, especially in relation to the many factories, old buildings, railroads and shipyards in Pittsburgh. The dangers of asbestos are well known, and studies show there is no safe amount of exposure. This is why laws and regulations regarding asbestos removal or health risks in the workplace are so stringent.

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