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Sudden Cardiac Arrest: What It Is and What To Do - CompassionCare Hospice

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest: What It Is and What To Do A leading cause of death in the United States, sudden cardiac arrest claims the lives of more than 356,000 people each year. This includes 23,000 youth under the age of 18. It is a life-threatening health emergency in which the heart suddenly stops beating, and… Read more »


Breast Cancer Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among women in the United States, second only to skin cancer. It’s a disease in which the cells in the breast grow out of control. There are several types of breast cancer, but there are two that are most common. Invasive ductal… Read more »


National Primary Care Week: The Importance of a PCP - CompassionCare Hospice

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National Primary Care Week: The Importance of a PCP We do our best to stay healthy by making nutritious food choices and exercising regularly but getting a little help from the experts is another important step to take. It goes beyond just going to the doctor when you are sick. It’s important to have a… Read more »


Advanced Heart Disease and Hospice Care - CompassionCare Hospice

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Advanced Heart Disease & Hospice Care By: Marisol Ramirez, RN Every stage of life is important. CompassionCare Hospice clinicians understand how to care for late-stage heart failure patients. Every minute of life is valued and deeply treasured, emphasizing our utmost commitment to providing the best expert care in the last moments of life that matter… Read more »



Hospice Care for Ovarian Cancer Patients - CompassionCare Hospice

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Hospice Care for Ovarian Cancer Patients By: Laura Mantine, MD What is ovarian cancer? Ovarian cancer is cancer that grows in a woman’s ovaries. Damaged or deformed cells start to grow out of control. Although treatment has a high rate of success if the cancer is found at an early stage, in many cases it… Read more »


September is Sepsis Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

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September is Sepsis Awareness Month According to the CDC, in a typical year, at least 1.7 million adults in America develop sepsis and nearly 270,000 Americans die as a result of it. So, what exactly is sepsis and who is at risk? In honor of Sepsis Awareness Month, we want to answer these important questions…. Read more »


Benefits of Yoga for Hospice Patients - CompassionCare Hospice

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Benefits of Yoga for Hospice Patients We’ve all heard how good yoga is for you, but have you ever thought about the benefits of yoga for hospice patients? Yoga is defined as a spiritual discipline that is widely practiced for health and relaxation that includes breath control, simple meditation, and specific bodily postures. All of… Read more »


Hospice and Palliative Care: What’s the Difference? - CompassionCare Hospice

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Hospice and Palliative Care: What’s the Difference? The terms ‘hospice’ and ‘palliative’ care often get confused. Although they are similar, there are differences between these two types of care. What is hospice care? The focus of hospice care is on quality of life when a cure is no longer possible or when the burden of… Read more »


Reiki: A Modern Yet Ancient Healing & Relaxation Practice - CompassionCare Hospice

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Reiki: A Modern Yet Ancient Healing & Relaxation Practice By: Genna Hulme, Certified Nursing Assistant Today is National Relaxation Day; and while we could talk to you about reading your favorite book in a bathtub full of bubbles, we are instead going to share with you an ancient healing and relaxation practice that is becoming… Read more »