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Heat Waves Can be Hazardous to Your Heart

July 14, 2021 — With many areas of the country facing triple-digit temperatures and summer heat and humidity elsewhere, the American Heart Association (AHA) is urging people to take extra steps to protect their hearts. This is especially important for older adults and people with high blood pressure, obesity or a history of heart disease and stroke. Temperatures over... Read More

How to Prevent and Manage the Complications of Diabetes

June 10, 2021 — More than 30 million people in the U.S. are living with diabetes, a disease that happens when blood glucose (blood sugar) is too high. Diabetes sometimes happens when the pancreas cannot manufacture enough insulin, a hormone that helps glucose from food get into the cells to be used for energy. Or, it might be that the... Read More

Are You at Risk for Skin Cancer?

May 13, 2021 — More people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the U.S. than all other cancers combined. It shouldn’t come as a surprise, then, that people of every age, race and gender are affected by the disease. Simply put, if you have skin, you can get skin cancer. However, some people are at higher risk... Read More

Seven Great Reasons to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

March 2, 2021 — March 14-20 is Sleep Awareness Week. Sponsored by the National Sleep Foundation, this recognition week is a great time to learn more about the many health benefits of getting enough good quality sleep. Need some motivation? Here are seven ways good sleep keeps us healthier: Sleep may act as a “fountain of youth,” protecting against... Read More

Make Heart Health Part of Your Self-Care Routine

February 3, 2021 — Devoting a little time every day to care for yourself can go a long way toward protecting the health of your heart. Simple self-care – such as taking a moment to de-stress, giving yourself time to move more, preparing healthier meals, and not cheating on sleep – can all benefit your heart. And that’s a... Read More

Could You Benefit from Prehabilitation?

January 7, 2021 — Here at LifeSource Home Health, we help people recover from surgeries and illnesses in the comfort of their own homes. Rehab helps them build their muscles, regain function, and cope with the emotional and cognitive aspects of recovery. But you should also think about your physical and mental health before you have surgery. Experts say... Read More

Too Much Sitting is Bad for the Body

December 7, 2020 — “Are you sitting down?” This question usually means bad news … and in this case, the bad news is about sitting itself! Most of us know that exercise is a top factor in keeping us healthy as we grow older. But few people know that even if they are active and eat well, their health... Read More

Flu Shots Are Extra-Important This Year

October 7, 2020 — Whether you’re recovering from surgery, living with chronic illness, or anything in between, our mission at LifeSource Home Health is to help keep our clients healthy. Now that flu season is upon us, we are reminding everyone that getting a flu vaccine is important – especially so this year because of the coronavirus. What role... Read More

Keep Glaucoma From Stealing Your Vision

August 13, 2020 — Are you getting regular eye examinations? Eye exams are important for many reasons, not just for determining whether you need glasses or updating your vision prescription. They’re also the only way to detect glaucoma, which can cause irreversible vision loss. According to the Glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF), “Glaucoma is an eye disease that gradually steals... Read More

Learn How to Recognize Heat Illness

July 2, 2020 — You may be used to hot weather, but too much heat is not safe for anyone. It’s even riskier if you’re older or have health problems. Hyperthermia — when the body’s internal temperature is too high — can show up in many different ways. The National Institute on Aging shares these tips for recognizing the... Read More