Professional Social Work Month

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March is national social work month.

Professional Social Work Month

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March Is National Nutrition Month

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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 of Eating Right.”

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

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March is colorectal cancer awareness month.

Colorectal cancer is cancer of the colon or rectum also called the large intestine. The colon and rectum are both part of the gastrointestinal tract. The intestinal tract processes food for energy. And it also gets rid of the waste from the body. A healthy lifestyle can help reduce your risk. Regular screening is also important. 1 in 20 US Americans are affected with colorectal cancer. There are approximately 140,000 cases each year. Incidence and death rate increases with age. More than 90% of cases diagnosed occur in people over the age of 50. Testing can often find the cancer early. Usually the earlier the better. Early stages of cancer are most treatable. Especially at first, people don’t always show signs of symptoms. You could have polyps or cancer and not know it. Thanks to improvements in prevention, early detection, and treatment

Celebration Of Life 2016

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Save the date!

CompassionCare annual memorial service, Celebration of Life, is Saturday April 9, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the Springs Preserve on 333 South Valley View at US 95. We plan to have a video montage of loved ones at the service and would love to have a picture of your family member. Please send or email pictures you want to share to: 7842 West Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89117 Attention: Kellie Mahon or email to kmahon@cchlv.com.

Also, if you would like to write a message of 10 words or less to put in the video, please write that on the back of the picture you send or in the email you send. When sending an email please write RSVP 2016 MEMORIAL in the subject line with the name of the person whose picture you are sending. EXAMPLE: RSVP 2016 MEMORIAL SUSIE SMITH

If you already know you plan to attend feel free to RSVP at 702-636-0

Dementia

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Dementia is not a specific disease, rather it’s an “umbrella term” and there are many diseases that fall under this umbrella.

Dementia is a general term for a decline in cognitive ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Thinking, memory, and reasoning are examples of cognitive ability. Symptoms also might include changes in personality, mood, and behavior. Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common type seen, but others include vascular dementias, Dementia with Lewy Bodies, Fronto-temporal lobe dementia and Parkinson’s dementia. There are thought to be as many as 100 different types of dementias.
It is important to know that there are real, physical changes happening in the brain of someone with dementia. Symptoms may vary based on the type of dementia, the areas of the brain that are affected and the progression of the disease. Some people may h

Are you stressed out? View our Compassio

Are you stressed out? View our CompassionCare Hospice “Stress Management” presentation clip preview – http://ow.ly/Z8x4X According to the American Psychological Association, chronic stress is linked to the six leading causes of death: heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, cirrhosis of the liver and suicide. Please contact us if you would like to schedule a live…

Diabetes

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Woman watching diet to decrease risk for diabetes

Woman watching diet to decrease risk for diabetes

Diabetes is a group of diseases defined by the body’s inability to control levels of sugar in the blood.

Usually, the body