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Cholesterol - CompassionCare Hospice

High cholesterol leads to ateriosclerosis

Cholesterol isn’t all bad. We all have and need this waxy, fat-like substance in our bodies. Our bodies make all the cholesterol we need. It is needed to make hormones, Vitamin D, and other substances that help with digestion. However; 1 out of 6 American adults have high cholesterol. Cholesterol travels through your blood and… Read more »


March 22, 2016 – Diabetes Alert Day - CompassionCare Hospice

March 22, 2016 is American Diabetes Alert Day. The American Diabetes Alert Day is centered around awareness of type 2 diabetes risk and steps you can take to prevent the disease. This day is sort of a “wake-up call.” Type 2 diabetes is seen more in adults, though we are seeing more children develop this… Read more »


March Is National Nutrition Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Rainbow heart of fruits and vegetables - March is nutrition month

March is national nutrition month. National nutrition month serves as a reminder and an educational purpose brought to us annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. The theme this year is “Savor the Flavor… Read more »


National Kidney Month - CompassionCare Hospice

March is National Kidney Month. CompassionCare Hospice is helping raise awareness about chronic kidney disease abbreviated to CKD. 1 out of every 10 adults over the age on 20 in the United States is affected by CKD. We are also raising awareness about people with end stage renal disease abbreviated ESRD and those who need… Read more »


Diabetes - CompassionCare Hospice

Diabetic Testing

Diabetes is a group of diseases defined by the body’s inability to control levels of sugar in the blood. Usually, the body turns food into glucose (sugar) that can be used for energy. Individuals who have this disease either don’t make enough insulin – or don’t use it efficiently enough – for it to help… Read more »


Importance Of Senior Nutrition - CompassionCare Hospice

Fruits and vegetables - eating healthy as a senior

Nutritional Importance For Adult Seniors 60 And Up As we age, eating a well balanced mix of foods every day has many health benefits. For instance, eating well may reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, bone loss, some kinds of cancer, and anemia. If you already have one or more of… Read more »