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Cataract Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Optometrist checking for cataracts - CompassionCare Hospice

August is Cataract Awareness Month. A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s lens. You cannot see your eye’s lens, but the cloudiness is definitely felt. The eye’s lens lies behind the iris and pupil. Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss for people 40 years of age and older. Cataracts affect more… Read more »


National Immunization Month - CompassionCare Hospice

American Heart Institutes Heart Health Month

Immunizations (vaccinations) helps us to prevent dangerous and sometimes deadly diseases. To stay protected against serious illnesses like the flu, measles, and pneumonia, we need to be sure and get these immunizations. Both kids and adults alike. Immunization Awareness Month is a great time to promote vaccines and remind family, friends, and coworkers to stay… Read more »


Hemochromatosis Screening Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Classic Hemochromatosis abbreviatieted HHC - most common type of hemochromatosis

July is National Hemochromatosis Screening Awareness Month. Hemochromatosis is a genetic condition where the body absorbs too much iron from a normal diet. It is one of the most common genetic disorders seen in the United States. It is not a blood disease. It cannot be caught. The excess of iron absorbed by the body… Read more »


Eye Injury Prevention Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Eye injury prevention - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas

July is eye injury prevention month. You only get one pair of eyes in your life. Take care of them. 2.5 million eye accidents occur each year. 90% of the thousands of eye accidents that occur are preventable with safety eyewear. It is a common misbelief that most of your eye accidents occur in the… Read more »


National Aphasia Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

National Aphasia Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas

June is National Aphasia Awareness Month. A lot of you might be asking what aphasia is. Aphasia is a communication disorder that results from damage to parts of the brain that control speech and language. Aphasia is most typically caused by stroke. Stroke is the fifth cause of death, and the leading cause of disability… Read more »


National Heat Awareness Day - CompassionCare Hospice

Heat Awareness - CompassionCare Hopice of Las Vegas, Nevada

National Heat Awareness Day is May 27, 2016. It is observed the last Friday of May. National Heat Awareness Day is sponsored by the National Weather Service. Heat is one of the leading weather-related killers in the United States. Hot weather is dangerous, and seniors are particularly prone to its threat. A study conducted by… Read more »


Stroke Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Stroke Awareness

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. The first step to prevent this “silent killer” is to understand it. Stroke can happen to anyone, at any time, and at any age, but it is largely preventable, treatable and beatable. Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke making it the leading cause of… Read more »


Arthritis Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Arthritic hands

Arthritis Awareness Month is the month of May. In order to beat arthritis, we need to understand the condition. Knowledge is power. Research and support is always needed. Arthritis is the number one cause of disability in the country. It impacts more than 50 million Americans. Arthritis affects 1 in 5 adults. Almost 300,000 babies,… Read more »


Melanoma Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Melanoma

May is Melanoma Awareness Month. Melanoma or malignant melanoma is a cancer that begins in the melanocytes commonly found in the skin. Melanocytes are melanin or pigmented-producing cells. May is the month designated to spread the word about strategies for preventing skin cancer and encourage communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved. Skin cancer… Read more »


ALS Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

ALS

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Awareness Month is the month of May. ALS Awareness Month is a drive to raise awareness and funds for research to cure ALS.  ALS is an acronym for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is commonly called Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The ALS Association is the only national non-profit organization fighting ALS. Amyotrophic… Read more »