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How to Manage Pain Safely and Effectively Without Opioids

September 9, 2021 — Physical pain can be devastating, and unfortunately it’s a daily reality for many people. Effective pain management can help people can enjoy doing what matters to them most – and in many cases it can be accomplished without the use of opioids. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offer three ways you can safely manage... Read More

Adapting Loving Relationships During Health Challenges

August 9, 2021 — Most people over age 65 are living with at least one chronic illness. While some of the most common of these, such as high blood pressure or arthritis, are not necessarily life threatening, they can still put a crimp in one’s love life. Sometimes the spouse of the person who is ill assumes the caregiver... Read More

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

Be #VaccineReady During National Minority Health Month

April 20, 2021 — Did you know racial and ethnic minority communities and American Indian and Alaska Native communities are among the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic? We can help these communities get vaccine ready this National Minority Health Month. Every April, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) raises awareness about disparities in the healthcare... 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