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Widowed Early, A Cancer Doctor Writes About The Harm Of Medical Debt

Enlarge this image Andrew Ladd and Fumiko Chino at their wedding in 2006, after his cancer diagnosis. Ladd passed away the following year, leaving behind hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical debt. Courtesy of Dr. Fumiko Chino hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of Dr. Fumiko Chino Ten years ago, Fumiko Chino was the art director at a television production company in Houston, engaged to be married to a young Ph.D. candidate. Today, she’s a radiation oncologist at Duke University, studying the effects of financial strain on cancer patients. And…

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Caregivers should be screened early, often to prevent depression, anxiety

Science Currently, more than 34 million people in the U.S. care for terminally ill love ones, but few resources are available to help them navigate the challenges they encounter. A study has found that nearly one-quarter of caregivers were moderately or severely depressed and nearly one-third had moderate or severe anxiety. The researchers recommend that health providers remember to treat the whole family, providing ongoing screening to family caregivers to identify early signs of depression and anxiety. Caregivers should be screened early, often to prevent depression, anxiety

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