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Ladies, Get Heart Healthy! - CompassionCare Hospice

February marks National Heart Health Month and there are some important facts to know. More fatal then all the different types of cancer combined, heart disease effects more women than men, surprising to most. While one in 31 American women dies from breast cancer each year, heart disease is the cause of one out of… Read more »

Holiday Table Talk - CompassionCare Hospice

The holiday season always brings families together and can serve as a prime opportunity to have a conversation about what you and your loved ones want at the end of life. Some of the considerations you may discuss can include: the use of a breathing machine, starting dialysis, if you want to be resuscitated if you stop breathing, feeding tubes, or whether or… Read more »

Breast Cancer Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women. Each year it is estimated that over 252,710 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,500 will pass away from this disease, according to the National Cancer Institute. Similar to hospice, breast cancer has many myths associated with… Read more »

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Facts - CompassionCare Hospice

How do you decide whether CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) is right for you? You’ve seen it over and over in TV shows. Someone’s heart stops and then you hear a loud “Clear!” One or two shocks, and the heart beats again showing the patient fully recovered. But in reality, the success of CPR depends upon many factors that include age, mental… Read more »

Balance Causes & Symptoms - CompassionCare Hospice

Having good balance means being able to control and maintain your bodies’ position, while in motion or standing still. Lightheadedness, dizzy spells, or the sensation of spinning in circles can all be signs of a balance issues, if these symptoms occur regularly. Balance issues are common among older adults and one of the main reasons help from… Read more »

Congestive Heart Failure - CompassionCare Hospice

According to the National Institutes of Health, an estimated 5.8 million people are living with Congestive Heart Failure – also known as CHF. Close to 700,000 people are diagnosed with this disease each year and the most common causes are coronary artery disease, heart attack, high blood pressure, diabetes, and kidney disease. Hospice may be appropriate for… Read more »

Preventing Hospital Admissions - CompassionCare Hospice

If you or a loved-one are faced with a life-limiting illness you may find yourself making frequent visits to the hospital. This can not only become costly, but tiresome. Whether you yourself are making these hospital trips or it’s a family member you’re looking after, there are key things you can do in preventing these hospital… Read more »

COPD Helpful Tips - CompassionCare Hospice

COPD flare ups can be bad, bad enough to land someone in a hospital. COPD is a group of progressive lung diseases that include chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Symptoms consist of shortness of breath, chronic cough, fatigue, wheezing and chest tightness. Whether your symptoms are mild or severe-regular exercise can prevent you or a loved-one from ending… Read more »

Heat Wave Safety Tips - CompassionCare Hospice

There’s no doubt Las Vegas summers are HOT! Heat is one of the leading weather-related fatalities in the United States, sadly resulting in hundreds of heat related illnesses and deaths each year. Both are preventable by taking the proper steps to protect yourself and others during the summer months and the extreme heat waves that come… Read more »

Signs of Stomach Cancer - CompassionCare Hospice

We all get the stomach aches from time to time, and if more often than not, this can cause us to worry about stomach cancer. Stomach cancer has a reputation for being one of the most painful but for many sufferers, pain is not among the disease’s early warning signs. In fact, it can cause no… Read more »