National Women’s Health Week

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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 detect problems early, when treatments are usually more effective. Talk to your doctor to learn more about what screenings and exams you should have and when. Nutrition and physical activity are both key to a healthy lifestyle. They can also both decrease your risk of heart disease as well. The leading cause of death for women is heart disease. It is the little things that go a long way. Daily decisions can affect your overall health in a big way. Wear sunscreen to decrease your risk of skin cancer. Choosing to be smoke-free is another big choice y

Melanoma Awareness Month

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May is Melanoma Awareness Month.

Melanoma or malignant melanoma is a cancer that begins in the melanocytes commonly found in the skin. Melanocytes are melanin or pigmented-producing cells. May is the month designated to spread the word about strategies for preventing skin cancer and encourage communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. But when caught early, melanoma is highly curable. This is just one reason this month is so important. Melanoma is commonly seen in the skin but it can be seen in the mouth, intestines, or eye. In women it most commonly occurs on the legs, while in men they are mostly seen on the back. The primary cause of melanoma is ultraviolet light exposure whether it be from the sun or a tanning bed. Avoiding UV light and th

Medication Management With Palliative Care

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For our residents with life-limiting illnesses, the focus of medication management shifts from curative medications to palliative care medications. The focus of palliative care is on managing symptoms such as pain, anxiety or respiratory distress, while keeping other chronic conditions (such as High blood pressure, Diabetes, GERD) as stable as possible. Concerns over addictive properties of medications is decreased, while concern over safety remain.

Common categories of palliative medications:

    • Pain

A major focus in managing a resident with a terminal condition is ensuring that their pain is controlled; we may not be able to eliminate pain entirely but our goal is always to achieve maximum comfort while limiting side effects and safety risks. Most pain medications used are narcotics and increase the risk of constip

CompassionCare Hospice of Southern Nevada Video Introduction

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Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/compassioncare-hospice-of-southern-nevada-introduction/

CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada is the leader in palliative care. The video below introduces you to a few of our core team members. We’re here to help you discover that hospice is about living and that we’re here to help guide you through this journey. Please feel free to view the video below or give us a call at:

Call Now (702) 636-0200

 

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ALS Awareness Month

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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Awareness Month is the month of May.

ALS Awareness Month is a drive to raise awareness and funds for research to cure ALS.  ALS is an acronym for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is commonly called Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The ALS Association is the only national non-profit organization fighting ALS. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis was first found in 1869 by French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot, but it wasn’t until 1939 that Lou Gehrig brought attention to this devastating disease. Lou Gehrig was an all-star baseball player who lost his battle to ALS in 1941. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. The motor neurons that reach from the brain and spinal reach to the muscles found throughout the body. The signals sent by these motor neurons

CompassionCare Hospice – Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure

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Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure was this morning.

And what a beautiful morning it was. Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is an event to raise awareness for breast cancer. It is a great fundraiser as well. Susan G. Komen is the largest nonprofit supporter of breast cancer research. This research is used to help find new treatments and cures for breast cancer. Komen’s work doesn’t just stop at research. They also provide funding to programs for the underserved, funding for programs that assist with child care and/or transportation for those undergoing treatment, and information and education for those impacted. They also provide support to survivors and their families. Komen believes every woman should have access to quality care. This year, the Komen Southern Nevada Race for the Cure was May 7 on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas. There was a 5k ru