Easing the Trauma of Terminal Illness

Something was gnawing at Manish Agrawal, MD. Every day, the oncologist treated patients with standard cancer therapies, but his care could never touch their deepest pains: their despair about death. “In 20 years, I’ve treated close to 100,000 patients,” Agrawal says, “and the one thing I know we don’t do well is dying.” Hospitalist Shoshana … Read more

Psych Support Improves Treatment Success

Oral immunotherapy (OIT) is a promising long-term food allergy regimen, but it can be so stressful that patients often quit. Providing young patients and their families with psychological support can increase the odds that they’ll complete the full course of OIT, according to a small, single-site study from Italy published in Clinical and Translational Allergy. … Read more