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May is Skin cancer Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. The most dangerous kind is melanoma. UV radiation from the sun is the main cause of skin cancer and can also come from tanning booths or sunlamps. Melanoma appears in the form of a mole or suddenly appears as a dark spot on the… Read more »


5 Step System to Better Sleep - CompassionCare Hospice

Adequate sleep is a big factor in staying healthy. Better Sleep Month, which is in May, encourages us to make better sleep patterns for ourselves. Better Sleep Month is supported by the Better Sleep Council, which aims to raise awareness about the benefits of better sleep and how poor sleep can be disruptive to our lives…. Read more »


Red Cross Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Every March during Red Cross Month, the Red Cross honors the nearly 700,000 people who volunteer to perform vital services for the organization, as well as the more than 4 million blood donors who contribute to building the nation’s blood supply. In 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt designated March as Red Cross Month. Since that… Read more »


Cancer on the Rise in Younger Adults - CompassionCare Hospice

 The number of younger adults being diagnosed with colon cancer is on the rise, according to a recent study by the American Cancer Society. People born in 1990 have twice the risk of colon cancer and four times the risk of rectal cancer as people the same age who were born in the 50’s. Colon… Read more »


Is Your Heart Rhythm Normal? - CompassionCare Hospice

A low heart rate (bradycardia) occurs frequently in older adults. It’s not always a problem, but it can require treatment in some cases. As we age, we expect our bodies to slow down, but not our hearts. Medical professionals consider a heart rate below 60 beats per minute as low. A normal range is from 60 to 100… Read more »


Find Out Your Risk For Heart Disease - CompassionCare Hospice

Heart disease is the number one cause of death for both men and women in the United States. It is an equal opportunity killer which claims approximately 1 million lives annually. The good news here is that it’s also one of the most preventable! Making heart-healthy choices, knowing your family health history, regular check-ups and… Read more »


Blood Pressure-Know The Facts - CompassionCare Hospice

Around 1 in 3 American adults suffers from high blood pressure. Having untreated high blood pressure can lead to serious health problems – coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke, and kidney failure. Knowing the facts and myths about blood pressure can help keep you on track and avoid this medical problem. Having low pressure actually… Read more »


Holiday Heart Health - CompassionCare Hospice

The holidays are upon us and often filled with time-honored traditions that include some of our favorite meals and foods. It’s also the time of year to enjoy delicious cocktails and glasses of bubbly. But it’s important to keep our holiday drinking under control, use of alcohol—which is a risk factor for heart problems—is something… Read more »


Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week - CompassionCare Hospice

Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Week - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week is December 1 – 7. Crohn’s and Colitis both fall under the category of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (commonly shortened to IBD). Crohn’s and Colitis affect the gastrointestinal tract (commonly shortened to GI Tract). The difference between the two is: Ulcerative Colitis is limited to the colon (or large intestines) and… Read more »


World AIDS Day - CompassionCare Hospice

World AIDS Day - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

December 1 is World AIDS Day. It is a day to acknowledge the progress in HIV prevention and treatment around the world because we have made significant progress. But a world free of HIV, is what we strive for. There is still much that can be done. The theme for 2016 is, “Leadership. Commitment. Impact.”… Read more »