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National COPD Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

COPD Awareness - Senior Woman using Spirometry - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

November is National COPD Awareness Month. COPD is an acronym for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It is a chronic respiratory or lung disease that block airflow, and makes it difficult to breathe. It is usually a mix of two diseases: chronic bronchitis and emphysema. This disease is also quite common. Smoking is a common cause…. Read more »


Healthy Lung Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Healthy Lung Month - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

October is healthy lung month. It makes sense. So many of us have problems pertaining to our lungs this time of year. Pollens, molds, and other allergies are so prevalent this time of year. Fall is a great time of the year for these allergens because it is colder and wetter. Someone severely allergic to… 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 »


YOLO – Red Ribbon Week - CompassionCare Hospice

CompassionCare Hospice presents Red Ribbon Week - YOLO- Be Drug Free!

October 23 to October 31st is Red Ribbon Week. Red Ribbon Week raises awareness of drug use as well as the problems related to drugs facing our community. The theme this year is YOLO – Be Drug Free! “YOLO” is short for “you only live once” just in case you didn’t know. The theme for… 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 »


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 »


The Walk To End Alzheimer’s – Las Vegas, Nevada 2106 Video - CompassionCare Hospice

CompassionCare Hospice Team - Walk To End Alzheimer's Las Vegas, Nevada

Video Footage Of The Walk To End Alzheimer’s – October 8th, 2016 Las Vegas, Nevada Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. The video displayed is of “The Walk to End Alzheimer’s” in Las… 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 »


Senior Spotlight Spectacular - CompassionCare Hospice

Senior Spotlight Spectacular - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

Senior Spotlight Spectacular is October 1 at the Orleans Hotel and Casino. The event is from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in MARDI GRAS, ESPLANADE & BIENVILLE Ballrooms. This event is FREE to attend and open to the public. Get connected with 100 Exhibitors who provide valuable resources, programs, products and services for senior adults,… Read more »