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Rheumatoid Arthritis & the Cold - CompassionCare Hospice

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Many people with arthritis swear by the pain in their joints as a predictor of cold weather that’s on the way. Whether the joint pain and weather connection is scientifically true or not, you can still use these pain-relief tips when your aching joints act up this winter season. Try to keep yourself nice and… 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 »


Making Your Wishes Known - CompassionCare Hospice

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The first living will, Five Wishes, discusses a person’s personal, emotional and spiritual needs regarding medical wishes should anything ever happen to them and they cannot speak for themselves. Five Wishes helps you chose a designated person to facilitate these wishes on your behalf should you become seriously ill. More than 20 million people have… 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 »


Diabetic Eye Disease Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Diabetic eye disease - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Month. Diabetic eye disease is a group of eye problems that people with diabetes may face as a complication in response to their diabetes. It is the leading cause of blindness. Usually, it has no warning signs. The National Eye Institute has come up with an acronym (TRACK) to remind… Read more »


Stomach Cancer Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Stomach Cancer Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

“No Stomach for Cancer.” November is Stomach Cancer Awareness Month. Stomach cancer is also called gastric cancer. It is the 5th most common type of cancer worldwide. It is also the 3rd most common cause of cancer deaths. There are 1 million new cases globally each year. 1 in 111 men or women will be… Read more »