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Brain Power - CompassionCare Hospice

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As we age it is important that we continue to take care of ourselves, physically and mentally. Our brain needs a good workout just as our bodies do. Exercising the brain helps improve our memory, concentration and overall intelligence, as well as, sharpening our decision making, and the ability to better remember facts, dates, and… Read more »


Senior Holiday Travel Tips - CompassionCare Hospice

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With Christmas just a week away many will be traveling to be close to family, loved ones, and friends. An international study conducted found that those age 50+ are the largest group of travelers out there. In and out of airports and stuck in an airplane for several hours can leave us susceptible to germs… Read more »


An End to Alzheimer’s? - CompassionCare Hospice

Brain research challenges as a medical concept with a science doctor walking on a human neuron connection as a highwire tight rope metaphor through a maze of neurons as an icon of finding a cure for autism alzheimers and dementia.

A California neurologist (Dr. Dale Bredesen) conducted a study on 10 individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, his findings were astonishing. Six of these individuals who had been struggling with work due to memory loss and other issues had improved in their work performance due to a well-balanced diet, adequate sleep, stress reduction, specific supplements, and overall… Read more »


Holiday Depression Common - CompassionCare Hospice

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The holiday season can sometimes bring on feelings of stress and depression. And it’s no wonder with high expectations, spending money, and other holiday concerns, we can become more sad than joyful this time of year. It can be especially difficult to deal with when one is already struggling mentally. Preparing yourself this holiday season… Read more »


Handwashing Awareness Week - CompassionCare Hospice

Handwashing Awareness Week - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

As National Handwashing Awareness Week comes to an end, we are reminded of the importance of handwashing all year. National Handwashing Awareness Week is December 4-10, 2016. It is a win-win for everyone involved, except the germs. Handwashing is one you can prevent the flu. Keeping our hands clean is one of the most important… Read more »


Blood Pressure-Know The Facts - CompassionCare Hospice

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Around 1 in 3 American adults suffers from high blood pressure. Having untreated high blood pressure can lead to serious health problems – coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke, and kidney failure. Knowing the facts and myths about blood pressure can help keep you on track and avoid this medical problem. Having low pressure actually… Read more »


Holiday Heart Health - CompassionCare Hospice

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The holidays are upon us and often filled with time-honored traditions that include some of our favorite meals and foods. It’s also the time of year to enjoy delicious cocktails and glasses of bubbly. But it’s important to keep our holiday drinking under control, use of alcohol—which is a risk factor for heart problems—is something… Read more »


National Influenza Vaccination Week - CompassionCare Hospice

Older Woman Getting Influenza Vaccination - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

National Influenza Vaccination Week is December 4 – 10. If you haven’t gotten your vaccine, you should probably consider getting it. The vaccination is the best way to protect you and you loved ones from the flu. Most of the time, flu activity peaks between December and March in the United States, although activity can… Read more »


Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week - CompassionCare Hospice

Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Week - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week is December 1 – 7. Crohn’s and Colitis both fall under the category of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (commonly shortened to IBD). Crohn’s and Colitis affect the gastrointestinal tract (commonly shortened to GI Tract). The difference between the two is: Ulcerative Colitis is limited to the colon (or large intestines) and… Read more »


World AIDS Day - CompassionCare Hospice

World AIDS Day - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

December 1 is World AIDS Day. It is a day to acknowledge the progress in HIV prevention and treatment around the world because we have made significant progress. But a world free of HIV, is what we strive for. There is still much that can be done. The theme for 2016 is, “Leadership. Commitment. Impact.”… Read more »