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December 30, 2019
New Year’s is an opportunity to recommit to your health and well-being: Eat better. Exercise regularly. Drink more water. Changing your habits, no matter how well-meaning, is hard. And if you’re looking for New Year’s resolution ideas you can actually stick to, consider looking past the big, obvious ones and seek ones that may seem smaller, but will have a big impact in the long run.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 Is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month! Read about these 10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer's.
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").
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.
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.
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.