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December 2019

December 01, 2019

​Hand washing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Learn when and how you should wash your hands to stay healthy.

November 2019

During the month of November, the home care and hospice community honor the millions of nurses, home care aides, therapists, and social workers who make a remarkable difference for the patients and families they serve. 

October 2019

Fall prevention may not seem like a lively topic, but it's Important. As you get older, physical changes and health conditions, and sometimes the medications used to treat those conditions, make falls more likely. 

September 2019

More than 102 million American Adults (20 years or older) have total cholesterol levels at or above 200 mg/dL, which is above healthy levels. More than 35 million of these people have levels of 240 mg/dL or higher, which puts them at high risk for heart disease.

August 2019

Living with psoriasis has unique challenges. The good news is health care providers are becoming more aware of the impact psoriasis can have on a person's quality of life. Researchers are focused more now than ever on finding solutions to those challenges.

July 2019

July is Eye Injury Awareness Month! More than one million people suffer from eye injuries each
year in the United States. Ninety percent of these injuries could have been prevented if the individual had been wearing appropriate protective eyewear.

June 2019

June Is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month! Read about these 10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer's.

May 2019

ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease affecting nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. When a muscle has no nourishment, it "atrophies" or wastes away. "Lateral" identifies the areas in a person's spinal cord where portions of the nerve cells that signal and control the muscles are located. As this area degenerates, it leads to scarring or hardening ("sclerosis").

April 2019

Diabetes is a chronic disease characterized by high levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood that occurs when insulin is not produced in sufficient amounts by the beta cells of the pancreas, or the cells of the body are unable to use insulin in the proper way to metabolize glucose (known as insulin resistance or decreased insulin sensitivity). 

March 2019 Newsletter

Men and women are living longer, enjoying energetic and active lifestyles well into their 80s and 90s. Study after study confirms eating well and being active can make a dramatic difference in the quality of life for older adults.

February 2019 Newsletter

The term “heart disease” refers to several types of heart conditions. The most common type of heart disease in the United States is coronary artery disease, which affects the blood flow to the heart. Decreased blood flow can cause a heart attack.

January 2019 Newsletter

Top 10 Questions To Ask About Your Thyroid Health 

December 2018 Newsletter

The National Sleep Foundation recommends seven to nine hours of shut-eye a night for adults, but according to the most recent data available, Americans aren’t hitting the mark. Over a third of adults aren’t getting at least seven hours of sleep on a regular basis. 

November 2018 Newsletter

November 01, 2018

Here are some keys points about Diabetes: 

The most common diabetes symptoms include frequent urination, intense thirst and hunger, weight gain, unusual weight loss, fatigue, cuts and bruises that do not heal, male sexual dysfunction, numbness and tingling in hands and feet.
 

October 2018 Newsletter

October 01, 2018

Recent trends indicate that kids are increasingly turning to prescription (Rx) or over-the-counter (OTC) medicines to get high. Teens report that they mainly get them from home medicine cabinets; mistaking them as safer to abuse than other drugs. 

September 2018 Newsletter

September 01, 2018

Your skin is your body’s largest organ, so it’s important to take good care of it. Keep your skin in good shape year-round by following these tips from the American Academy of Dermatology.

August 2018 Newsletter

July 31, 2018

August is known for many things, including dog days of summer, National Watermelon Day (Aug. 3) and National Smile Week (Aug. 5-11). But there are many other fun facts associated with summer’s last full month.

July 2018 Newsletter

July 03, 2018

Best Exercises for Balances & Stability.

Foot Taps - Stand tall with your feet hip-width apart in front of a step (the bottom step of a staircase will work) or low piece of furniture. If needed, hold onto the wall or a sturdy piece of furniture for balance...

June 2018 Newsletter

May 01, 2018

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month and being a caregiver is hard work.  It does require a lot of knowledge and many skills for getting along and for connecting with your loved one. Here are some tips to help you on your caregiving journey...

May 2018 Newsletter

May 01, 2018

In recognition of ALS Awareness Month, (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s Disease) here are some facts from the ALS Association that are important to know about this devastating disease.

April 2018 Newsletter

April 01, 2018

April is National Humor Month.  With a very busy world, we tend to forget the importance of laughter.  Who started such a fun observance?

March 2018 Newsletter

March 01, 2018

As we age, healthy eating can make a difference in our health, help to improve how we feel, and encourage a sense of well-being. Eating healthy has benefits that can help older adults. Check out these tips from www.choosemyplate.gov:

February 2018 Newsletter

February 01, 2018

We are very excited and thankful that we were given the opportunity to serve thousands of people in the Polk County and surrounding areas.  It has been an amazing journey, and we are extremely passionate about providing quality home health care.  We want to say thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, as we continue to grow in helping people stay in their own home, safely and with dignity.  

January 2018 Newsletter

January 03, 2018

Diana Taylor, RN, President/CEO of Freedom Home Health Care has always had a passion for helping others.  Becoming a nurse was a goal that she set for herself and she was willing to put in all the hard work to obtain it.  Her journey to becoming a nurse began at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), where she earned her RN Degree.  While attending school, Diana was blessed with the news of her first child.  She soon found out that her son would have a disability, but it did not deter her from obtaining her goal. 

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