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Chemo Can Make Food Taste Like Metal-Here is Help

Cancer patients often lose their appetite because chemotherapy can cause nausea. But it does something else to make food unappetizing – it changes the way things taste.

Hollye Jacobs was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, at the age of 39. As a nurse she expected the extreme nausea that often accompanies powerful chemo therapy drugs. But as a patient, she wasn't expecting the taste changes. 

"Nothing tasted good, nothing was appealing, I didn't have any desire whatsoever to eat," Jacobs, of Santa Barbara, Calif., says. Food tasted like cardboard, textures were mealy and there was a near chronic taste of metal. "The metal mouth was horrible, even just saying it again, I can taste it," she says.

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Patient Care at a Children’s Hospital Incorporates Google Glass
For all the times technology may cause us to shake our heads, the times when technology allows for truly amazing things to happen are priceless. Recently, the patients at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital got to experience something unique, the Google Glass Explorer program

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Growing Need for Palliative Care
Only 1 in 10 people who need palliative care - that is medical care to relieve the pain, symptoms and stress of serious illness - is currently receiving it. 

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Making “Food” from 3D Printers
I recently saw a blog post from Steve Moran at The Senior Housing Forum. He proposed an interesting question “Would you serve food straight from a 3D printer to your residents?”   He refers to an article “Transforming Mealtimes for Elderly People with 3D-Printed Food”. 
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The Rewards of Providing Superior Post Acute Care
The times are changing as our skilled nursing facilities are expected to now proficiently provide high acuity care to recently hospitalized patients. As I read the latest article in the New England Journal of Medicines article Post-Acute Care –The Next Frontier for Controlling Medicare Spending I see an opportunity for skilled nursing facilities and home health care agencies and other post acute care providers. 
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