Daily Rounds: More Hospice Care Coming; Shaken Baby Misdiagnosis; Massage Biology; Zen Parking In Cambridge?

Hospice care option expected to grow as healthcare changes begin - "Under current Medicare rules, beneficiaries whose doctors determine that they have less than six months to live can choose hospice care — but only if they forgo any further life-prolonging treatment.
The new law establishes a three-year "concurrent care" demonstration program at 15 sites nationwide, in which Medicare would cover both kinds of treatment simultaneously."

Op-Ed Contributor - Anatomy of a Misdiagnosis -
"Last year, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended that the diagnosis of shaken baby syndrome be discarded and replaced with “abusive head trauma,” which does not imply that only shaking could have caused the injury."

Vital Signs - A Good Massage Brings Biological Changes, Too -"Volunteers who received Swedish massage experienced significant decreases in levels of the stress hormone cortisol in blood and saliva, and in arginine vasopressin, a hormone that can lead to increases in cortisol. They also had increases in the number of lymphocytes, white blood cells that are part of the immune system. Volunteers who had the light massage experienced greater increases in oxytocin, a hormone associated with contentment..."

Cambridge ‘yoga’ parking tickets have drivers in a twist -
JUST BREATHE: "New Cambridge parking tickets feature yoga poses, to make them less ‘hostile.’"

This program aired on September 21, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.


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