NPR: Hospital Companions Can Ease Isolation For Older People
Loneliness can be a problem for older people, especially when they’re in the hospital. Their children may have moved away. Spouses and friends may themselves be too frail to visit. So a California hospital is providing volunteer companions in the geriatric unit.
CBS: Volunteers Offer Comfort To Unvisited Patients At Hospitals, HospicesIt’s a heartbreaking consequence of an aging population – an increasing number of hospitalized Angelenos are living in lonely existence. To make a difference where medicine cannot, some hospitals are doing something unique to improve the plight of their unvisited...
TIME: A New Cancer Immunotherapy Leads to Remissions
In a small new study published in Science Translational Medicine, researchers who are pioneering an immune-based treatment for cancer report encouraging results among people with otherwise untreatable non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a blood cancer.