In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, our call center will be closed Thursday, 11/26 and Friday, 11/27. Our 24/7 emergency line will remain open. Our normal operating hours will resume Monday, 11/30.
November is American Diabetes Month. Today, diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. An estimated 1 in 11 Americans are living with diabetes, accounting for more than 29 million people.
You may be asking yourself if there is a light shining anywhere upon these dismal statistics…
Caring for a loved one suffering from a medical condition can strain even the most resilient people. Caregiving can have many rewards while also taking a substantial toll on both the caregiver and their loved ones.
Common Signs of Caregiver Stress
Because caregivers are most commonly altruistic in nature, you may be completely focused on the health and welfare of your loved one before realizing your own overall well-being is suffering. When taking upon the role as a family caregiver, try to be cognizant of early warning signs of caregiver stress such as:
When one person is diagnosed with a medical disorder, many people are affected. November is National Family Caregiver Month and we encourage you to honor and thank the caregivers who selflessly give their time to support your loved ones during their most vulnerable times.
Can Alzheimer’s disease be prevented? Have you been told that simply hoping for the best and waiting for a pharmaceutical cure is the only thing you can do in avoiding a future with Alzheimer’s? Well, the truth is actually much more encouraging.
Research continues to show that you can reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s and other dementias through a combination of healthy lifestyle habits.
In the beginning, increasing forgetfulness or mild confusion may be the noticeable first signs of Alzheimer’s disease. Unfortunately, overtime symptoms worsen. The rate at which symptoms worsen can vary from person to person.
When experiencing the early stages of Alzheimer’s, you may be the first to notice you are having abnormal difficulty arranging your thoughts or remembering simple things.
Although you may be unable to recognize that something is off, changes may be noticeable right away to those closest to you.
During flu and cold season, influenza viruses are circulating rapidly and at higher levels throughout the United States. “Flu season” in the U.S can potentially begin as early as October, and last as late as May.
This year’s annual flu shot will offer protection against H1N1 flu virus, in addition to two other influenza viruses that are expected to be in full transmission this flu season.
With the Halloween holiday just days away, kids of all ages are enjoying the festivities of trips to the pumpkin patch, costume contests, haunted houses, and pumpkin-carving fun.
Halloween may traditionally be viewed as a “kid’s holiday,” but our little ones and teenagers are not the only ones who look forward to this spooky, candy-filled holiday each year. As parents, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the excitement of Halloween as well.