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Cholesterol - CompassionCare Hospice

High cholesterol leads to ateriosclerosis

Cholesterol isn’t all bad. We all have and need this waxy, fat-like substance in our bodies. Our bodies make all the cholesterol we need. It is needed to make hormones, Vitamin D, and other substances that help with digestion. However; 1 out of 6 American adults have high cholesterol. Cholesterol travels through your blood and… Read more »


Stress Management - CompassionCare Hospice

Stress Management

Stress can come from a wide variety of source… our jobs, family obligations, finances and so on. Usually these stressors are short term (acute) and once we deal with the stressful situation, we move on. There is even a type of stress that is considered “good” stress – that which makes us feel vital and… 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 »


Celebration Of Life Memorial Las Vegas, Nevada – 2016 - CompassionCare Hospice

Celebration of Life

CompassionCare Hospice Would Like To Thank Everyone That Attended We want to start off by saying thank you to all involved for making Saturday great. CompassionCare Annual Memorial Service: Celebration of Life was Saturday April 9, 2016 at 10 A.M. The memorial service was beautiful to say the least. We were able to pay respect… Read more »


Cancer Control Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Cancer Awareness

April is cancer control month. Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. Cancer control month highlights prevention, detection, ad treatment of cancer. Cancer is not one disease. There are many types of cancers. Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body. Being overweight or obese, physical inactivity,… 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 »


National Multiple Sclerosis Awareness - CompassionCare Hospice

CompassionCare Hospice recognizes National MS Education and Awareness Month

March is National MS Education and Awareness month. MS is an abbreviation for multiple sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease. The goal of this campaign is to raise awareness of this disease. The National Multiple Sclerosis Foundation announced the theme for 2016 is “Beyond MS.” “Beyond MS” represents the many aspects of your life… 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 »