Those who received palliative care lived.

Those of us who have worked in the field have seen firsthand how hospice and palliative treatment can improve the quality of and even prolong the lives of individuals receiving treatment. NHPCO encourages all families who are diagnosed with a serious disease to ask their health care suppliers about hospice and palliative treatment services. The time to learn about these services is before one is in a medical crisis. Families and Patients must find out about these choices of care as quickly as possible, Schumacher added. Both hospice and palliative care concentrate on helping a person with a significant or life-limiting illness by addressing problems causing physical or emotional pain, or struggling.Related StoriesNegative body picture significantly increases weight problems risk among adolescentsSmall subtype of immune cells seems to prevent obesityResearchers find rise in state-level obesity-related health care costsThis unique Let’s Move! issue has a wide variety of contributions from leaders in the fight against childhood obesity including Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, NFL quarterback Drew Brees, Stephen Daniels, MD, PhD, Sandra Hassink, MD, Margo Wootan, DSc, and Editor-in-Chief David Katz, MD, MPH.