Blog Posts in May, 2014

  • May is Stroke Awareness Month

    You’re at a restaurant with a friend and suddenly she begins slurring words and having trouble speaking. She has a sudden headache and can’t see well. She tries to stand up but falls back, saying she is dizzy. Would you wonder if this person is getting the flu, or is perhaps a little tipsy—or might you realize these are symptoms of a stroke? According to the Centers for Disease Control, every 40 ...
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  • Importance of a Home Care Provider

    More than 35 million people are discharged from hospitals in the U.S. each year after an average stay of four to five days. The problem is, a surprising number – 1 in 7 people – are readmitted within 30 days to the same hospital due to complications or further illness. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) estimates that 20% of Medicare patients—1 in 5 people—are readmitted within ...
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  • The Holidays: Giving from the Heart

    The holidays are here again and it’s easy to get caught up in a whirlwind of activity. However, if you stop to think about holidays past, what do you truly remember? For most of us, it’s the simple things that make the season special. It’s quality time with family and friends. It’s tradition, both old and new. The best gifts are those that come from the heart. Here are a few suggestions that you ...
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  • More Than 10 Million at Risk of Bone Loss in Their Lifetime

    Osteoporosis, a condition that causes weak and brittle bones, affects more than ten million older Americans. People of all races and gender can be afflicted, and small-framed and post-menopausal women are at greater risk due to a loss of estrogen that normally enhances bone development. Others more predisposed to a decrease in bone density are those with a history of smoking, who have a family ...
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