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National Women’s Health Week - CompassionCare Hospice

National Women's Health Week Logo

National Women’s Health Week is the week of May 9. National Women’s Health Week is a reminder to women to take care of themselves. Your health is a priority. Protect your health by getting the care you need to prevent disease, disability, and injuries. Regular check-ups are important. Preventive care can keep disease away or… Read more »


National Healthcare Decisions Day – Advance Care Planning - CompassionCare Hospice

Last Will and Testament rolled up with reading glasses and pen isoated on white with a black ribbon and health care directive: Advance Care Planning

National Healthcare Decisions Day is April 16, 2016. CompassionCare Hospice is supporting National Healthcare Decisions Day to inspire, educate, and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning. Advance care planning is a way to plan ahead for your medical care in case you cannot make your wishes known. All adults… Read more »


Professional Social Work Month - CompassionCare Hospice

March is national social work month. Social work month is almost over, but CompassionCare Hospice is still celebrating. March is the month we set aside to acknowledge the nation’s more than 600,000 social workers. Social Work is one of the fastest growing professions in the United States. Honor social workers and point out to others… 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

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 »


March Is American Red Cross Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Red Cross volunteers helping disaster victims

March has been recognized American Red Cross month since 1943. The American Red Cross brings help and hope to those in need whether it be through monetary donations, blood donations, and/or volunteer work. Be an everyday hero. The Red Cross helps disaster victims recoup, donates blood to help hospital patients, brings a little hope to… Read more »