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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 »


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 »


National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Cardiogram and stethoscope to detect atrial fibrillation - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

September is National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month. Atrial fibrillation is also called AFib or abbreviated AF. AFib is a caused by an arrhythmia or an irregular heartbeat which can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure, and other heart-related complications. At least 2.7 million Americans are living with atrial fibrillation. Many people living with AFib… Read more »


National Suicide Prevention Week - CompassionCare Hospice

Suicide Prevention - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

National Suicide Prevention Week is the week of September 7-13, 2016. This week is to inform and to intrigue our community about suicide prevention and the warning signs of suicide. Shining a light on this topic will hopefully diminish the stigma of those with mental health issues. Support is very important. Support means everything to… Read more »


Childhood Cancer Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Childhood Cancer Awareness - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. CompassionCare Hospice knows this is the time to honor and remember the children and their families affected by these rare diseases. Cancer affects everyone involved. More children are being diagnosed with cancer today than ever before. Support goes a long way. Financial support can help research efforts which might… Read more »


Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Spinal Musular Atrophy - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, NV

August is Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month. Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is a genetic disease. It is the most common genetic disease for children under the age 2. People diagnosed with SMA are deprived of physical strength by affecting the motor nerve cells in the spinal cord, taking away their ability to walk, eat, or… Read more »


Psoriasis Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Psoriasis Awareness with CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

Each August the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) sponsors Psoriasis Awareness Month. This month CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada is dedicated to raising awareness, educating the public, and dispelling myths about the disease. Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease. It is a genetic disease triggered by environmental factors. Psoriasis are patches of red, itch, and scaly… Read more »


Medic Alert Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Medic Alert - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas

August is medic alert awareness month. August’s MedicAlert Awareness Month was established by the MedicAlert Foundation to make consumers aware of the specific benefits of the MedicAlert product. A medical identification tag can be worn as a bracelet, a necklace, or on clothing. Not every medical identification tag gives you the benefits a MedicAlert identification… Read more »


Vet Website Promotes Good Health Habits - CompassionCare Hospice

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Launched nationwide in 03′, My HealtheVet helps to promote good health habits and have a better understanding of your health status, how to monitor and improve your health, and to have better communication overall with the VA. The vet website is free and provides online information that is easy to access/use and is private and… Read more »


National Immunization Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Senior Immunization - Flu Shot - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, NV

August is national immunization awareness month. This is the time where we emphasize the importance and benefits of taking vaccines that are recommended for different stages in our lives. August is the time recommended to receive your yearly flu shot. Vaccines and flu shots help protect the elderly from disabling conditions. As we age, we… Read more »