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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 »


Health Literacy Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Health Literacy Month - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

October is Health Literacy Month! Health literacy is the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate and important health decisions. This is a time for organizations and individuals to promote to importance of understandable health information. The right words can make… Read more »


World Arthritis Day - CompassionCare Hospice

Arthritis - Bone and Joint Health Awareness Week - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

October 12 starts Bone and Joint Health Awareness Week, but it is also World Arthritis Day. Arthritis is very common, but not well understood. It affects 1 in 5 adults. It is inflammation of the joints, causing pain, stiffness, and a decreased range of motion that can worsen with age. Symptoms may come and go… Read more »


Bone and Joint Health Awareness Week - CompassionCare Hospice

Bones and Joints Health Awareness Week - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas

Bone and Joint Health Awareness Week is October 12th to the 20th. 1 out of 2 Americans over the age of 18 are affected by a musculoskeletal disorder. The musculoskeletal system provides the body with form, support, stability, and movement. It is made up of the bones and joints of the skeleton as well as… Read more »


Malnutrition Awareness - CompassionCare Hospice

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Did you know that 1 in 3 hospital patients are malnourished? This annual burden of disease associated across the U.S. is nearly $157 billion dollars.  In 2009, ASPEN ( American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition) recognized a need for greater awareness of malnutrition. Most common in hospitalized patients in the United States but also effecting… Read more »


National HIV/AIDS And Aging Awareness Day - CompassionCare Hospice

HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness day is September 18. Human Immunodeficiency Virus or HIV for short causes aids which leads to the body’s inability to fight infections. The virus is passed through blood, semen, or vaginal fluids. The symptoms of the initial infection are flu-like symptoms. After the first few weeks of being infected, patients… Read more »


Ovarian Cancer Awareness - CompassionCare Hospice

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September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Ovarian Cancer is one of the most deadly of women’s cancers. Each year, approximately 21,980 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer typically occurs in women in their fifties and sixties -average age being 63.  Many women who are diagnosed with Ovarian cancer have a genetic history that may… Read more »


National Preparedness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

National Preparedness Month - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

September is National Preparedness Month. Emergency preparations should be made all year long, but every September we are reminded of this. Emergencies can happen whenever and wherever. They are unexpected. They can be large scale or smaller local events. Emergency preparations are especially important for children, older adults, and people with disabilities and others with… Read more »