For The Love of Pets

CompassionCare Hospice

Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/for-the-love-of-pets/

At CompassionCare Hospice patient and family care are top priority. “Family” can mean a lot of different things too many people, and isn’t always blood related. Family can include a close friend, loved-one, caregiver, or even a pet. When a patient passes with CompassionCare Hospice and there is no one to look after their furry friend anymore, our staff continue the role as caregiver to these beloved animals.

Check out our news story below.

http://www.lasvegasnow.com/news/local-hospice-helps-the-dying-with-pets-left-behind/987379361

 

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Ladies, Get Heart Healthy!

CompassionCare Hospice

Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/ladies-get-heart-healthy/

February marks National Heart Health Month and there are some important facts to know.

More fatal then all the different types of cancer combined, heart disease effects more women than men, surprising to most. While one in 31 American women dies from breast cancer each year, heart disease is the cause of one out of every three deaths. And it effects women of all ages too, according to the American Heart Association.

For those younger, smoking cigarettes and taking birth control ups the risk of heart disease by 20 percent. Of course with age our risk automatically goes up, but not taking care of ourselves physically and over indulging can lead to clogged arteries later in life. Being born with an underlying heart condition also puts those at a high risk for the disease.

Just because you may show no symptoms, doesn’t mean you’re in the clear. Sixty-four percent