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National COPD Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

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 »


Hospice Awareness: Hospice is Living For Today - CompassionCare Hospice

Hospice Awareness - CompassionCare Hospice Las Vegas, Nevada

Hospice Awareness – “Hospice is living for today,” wrote Diego. When you or a loved one has a life-limiting illness it can seem as though your world is turned upside down. You might feel powerless, scared and alone. Modern medicine has always been focused on the cure-but what if there is no cure? With hospice,… 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 »


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 »


Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day - CompassionCare Hospice

While there is no cure for metastatic breast cancer, some are able to live longer with the disease. However, metastatic breast cancer remains a clinical challenge… October 13 places emphasis on this disease stressing the need for new, targeted treatments that will help prolong the lives of those diagnosed with this type of cancer. Reminding… 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 »


Pink October - CompassionCare Hospice

The American Cancer Association states that breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women and is the most common cancer found in American women besides other skin cancers. 1 in 8 U.S. women will be diagnosed with this cancer throughout their lifetime. “Pink October” (National Breast Cancer Awareness Month) is a time to focus on… Read more »


Malnutrition Awareness - CompassionCare Hospice

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 »