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Eye on Health

January 30, 2023 — We often take what we can see for granted, but we shouldn’t take seeing for granted. The entire month of January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. Unlike many diseases, glaucoma doesn’t have early symptoms like blurriness or pain and it is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness. So, it’s a good time to revisit... Read More

Resolve to Age Well

December 23, 2022 — With 2023 fast approaching, many are turning to that age old tradition of New Year’s resolutions. You know, pledges are made that in the next 12 months, we’ll do something differently – and hopefully better. On top of that list should be the resolution to age well. There is a long history of people making... Read More

Celebrate Home Care and Hospice Workers

November 18, 2022 — Did you know that: Home care health providers travel about 8 billion miles to deliver the best health care in the world? Ninety percent of Americans want to age in place, and home care is the preferred method of health care delivery among the disabled, elderly, and chronically ill? Home care agencies—including LifeSource Home Health—provide... Read More

The Difference Between Grief and Depression

October 21, 2022 — October is National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month. Often, grieving gets confused with depression – and they are not the same thing. It’s important to know the difference so appropriate support can be provided. What is grief? Grief is pain that accompanies a loss that can feel all-encompassing. Grief usually follows the loss of... Read More

Back-to-School Safety for Everyone

September 19, 2022 — Back-to-school brings new classes, renewed friendships, and fresh starts. It also can bring severe weather, rainy forecasts, and common colds – not to mention the flu and Covid. Here are four ways to make back-to-school safe for everyone, young and old. 1. Get vaccinated. Vaccinations are one of the key ways parents can protect the... Read More

Surprising Fall Risks

August 18, 2022 — Home is where the heart is. It’s also where six out of 10 falls happen. Certain factors are well-documented as increasing the risk of falling: low vision, muscle weakness, memory problems, inner ear disorders, low blood pressure, medication side effects, and hazardous home conditions (naturally). Recent research has also revealed other surprising factors that could... Read More

Grilling Season Safety Tips

July 18, 2022 — BBQ season is in full swing! Grilling is an American tradition. And as the pandemic continues, reports the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more people than ever are firing up the grill, because it’s a safe way to be with a group of people outdoors. Before you put on your chef’s apron and pick up... Read More

How to Help a Veteran Get the Support They Need

June 10, 2022 — Leaving military service can be planned (like retirement) or it may be sudden—for example, if a service member gets injured. The transition out of service can be hard for anyone, even if it’s what the person wants. If you notice a difference in a veteran after service, it might be worth talking to them about... Read More

Why Am I So Tired?

May 6, 2022 — Ever have one of those days where it feels like you’re moving in slo-mo and you’re too tired to do much of anything? Sometimes the reason is obvious – unusual physical exertion, or a late night out. Other times it may be an ailment or chronic condition we’re living with. And sometimes the culprit can... Read More

Stroke in Adults Under Age 45

April 12, 2022 — “They’re too young!” is a common line you hear when someone under 45 unexpectedly has a stroke. It’s true that the risk of stroke increases with age, but people of any age can experience one. Here’s a look at how strokes affect younger adults and how rehabilitation can help them recover. FAST still applies “FAST”... Read More