More People With Chronic Conditions Turn To Palliative Care
The therapies, often used for patients with terminal illnesses, are now being tried to treat people dealing with diseases such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's. Also, The New York Times examines restaurant offerings with big calories.
The Wall Street Journal:
Patients Turn To Palliative Care For Relief From Serious Illness
Patients with serious illnesses need medical treatments to survive. But they are increasingly taking advantage of the specialty known as palliative care, which offers day-to-day relief from symptoms as well as stress and lifestyle management. Though often regarded as only for older patients with terminal illness before they enter hospice programs at the end of life, palliative care is increasingly being offered to patients of any age with a range of chronic illnesses such as cancer, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s. (Landro, 12/22)
The New York Times' Upshot:
What 2,000 Calories Looks Like
The nation’s largest restaurant chains have made a big deal in recent years about introducing smaller portion sizes. McDonald’s eliminated the Supersize menu, while T.G.I. Friday’s and others have introduced small-plate items. Yet the restaurants have also been doing something else, with less fanfare: continuing to add dishes so rich that a single meal often contains a full day’s worth of calories. Here, we show you what roughly 2,000 calories looks like at some large chains. (Barro, Griggs, Leonhardt, Cain Miller and Cenicola, 12/22)