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National Multiple Sclerosis Awareness - CompassionCare Hospice

CompassionCare Hospice recognizes National MS Education and Awareness Month

March is National MS Education and Awareness month. MS is an abbreviation for multiple sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease. The goal of this campaign is to raise awareness of this disease. The National Multiple Sclerosis Foundation announced the theme for 2016 is “Beyond MS.” “Beyond MS” represents the many aspects of your life… Read more »


World Tuberculosis Day - CompassionCare Hospice

Doctor looking at a chest x-ray

World Tuberculosis Day is March 24. Every year, we acknowledge the devastation this disease brings to the world. The annual theme for 2016 is “Unite to end tuberculosis.” Many say TB referring to tuberculosis. TB is still an epidemic in most of the world. It is seen mostly in developing countries. One third of the… 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 »


Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Ribbon Background

March is colorectal cancer awareness month. Colorectal cancer is cancer of the colon or rectum also called the large intestine. The colon and rectum are both part of the gastrointestinal tract. The intestinal tract processes food for energy. And it also gets rid of the waste from the body. A healthy lifestyle can help reduce… Read more »


Dementia - CompassionCare Hospice

Senior with dementia enjoying the day

Dementia is not a specific disease, rather it’s an “umbrella term” and there are many diseases that fall under this umbrella. Dementia is a general term for a decline in cognitive ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Thinking, memory, and reasoning are examples of cognitive ability. Symptoms also might include changes in personality,… 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 »


Eye Health - CompassionCare Hospice

Eye Health

Just as our physical strength decreases with age, our eyes also exhibit an age-related decline in performance. Your eye health is extremely important. Some age-related changes are perfectly normal and don’t signify any sort of disease process. Glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration are examples of more serious diseases that have greater potential for affecting our… Read more »


Medication Safety - CompassionCare Hospice

Pills arranger for each day with times for medical safety

Medication management often becomes more difficult as we get older, due to the increasing number of medications we take, with various schedules. Medication management is key to medication safety. Forgetting a medication dose or taking the wrong dose can threaten both health and quality of life. It is imperative to develop a safe, effective system… Read more »