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You’re Invited-Last Chance (CME Credits Available!) - CompassionCare Hospice

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Friends and Colleagues, Tonight is the last chance to catch “Being Mortal” and an opportunity to earn 2.0 credits of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility (2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits) – Don’t miss out! Join us from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center, you’ll be a part of a national dialog taking place… Read more »


“Being Mortal” Community Screening Event - CompassionCare Hospice

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Death, while inevitable, is one of the hardest things to talk about. But a growing national movement warns that not broaching this subject leads to a very difficult end for families and loved ones. What matters most to you? If you knew you were dying what would be your wishes and preferences? Come join us… Read more »


“Being Mortal” LAST CHANCE! - CompassionCare Hospice

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If you missed us yesterday and the film “Being Mortal” there’s still another chance to see this amazing documentary. We will have another FREE screening next Wednesday, March 22nd from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center. You can watch a short trailer here With National Healthcare Decision Month around the corner (April), this… Read more »


Stopping Treatment - CompassionCare Hospice

Senior couple in love walking at the beach holding hands in a romantic sunny day - Concept of love and family union

Many elderly patients nowadays are enduring unnecessary and potentially harmful treatments at the end of their lives. Up to 1/3 are given chemotherapy, dialysis, blood transfusions or CPR in their final weeks which has no potential benefits and is only prolonging their suffering. Today’s review by researchers at the University of New South Wales, in Sydney, estimates that up… Read more »


GERD Awareness Week - CompassionCare Hospice

GERD Awareness Week - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

GERD Awareness Week is November 20-26. GERD is an acronym for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. It is a very common disease where the stomach content flow back into the esophagus causing irritating and painful symptoms and possibly damaging the esophagus. This week and all others, CompassionCare Hospice wants you to be an advocate for a positive… Read more »


Lung Cancer Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Lung cancer awareness ribbon - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. This year’s campaign is “Share Your Story.” “We believe that when one person shares their story, it causes a ripple effect that gives others permission to do the same.  This ultimately builds a more supportive community and helps move us towards a more supportive discussion of the disease,” says… Read more »


Aging Adults And COPD - CompassionCare Hospice

Aging Adults and COPD - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

November is COPD Awareness Month. COPD is the third leading cause of death in the United States. It is a chronic a progressive condition with no cure. Medications and treatments may help, but eventually the symptoms will worsen. There are many opportunities for hope and a certain quality of life even after a diagnosis of… Read more »


World Psoriasis Day - CompassionCare Hospice

World Psoriasis Day - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

World Psoriasis Day is October 29. Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease in which skin cells build up on the surface of the skin at a rapid rate. It is common with more than 3 million cases in the U.S. alone. There are seven types of psoriasis: plaque, guttate, inverse, pustular, and erythrodermic, nail, and… Read more »


World Osteoporosis Day - CompassionCare Hospice

World Osteoporosis Day - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

World Osteoporosis Day is October 20. Osteoporosis is a common disease that weakens bones. World Osteoporosis Day 2016 theme is “Love Your Bones – Protect Your Future.” As bones weaken, the risk of sudden and unexpected fractures increases. Until a fracture occurs, there are typically no signs or symptoms. Broken bones may lead to chronic… Read more »


World Spine Day - CompassionCare Hospice

World Spine Day - CompassionCare Hospice Las Vegas, Nevada

World Spine Day is October 16. It is a day set aside to raise awareness about spinal disorders as part of the Bone and Joint Health Awareness Week. Millions of people around the world suffer spinal disorders. Spinal disorders can include lower back pain, cervical or neck pain, scoliosis, and degenerate disc disease, but may… Read more »