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November 2012

Healthy Holiday Eating Tips for Diabetics

Posted: 11/20/2012 8:30 AM by Interim HealthCare

Healthy eating is on everyone’s mind, but it is particularly important for seniors with diabetes. The holidays can be a challenging when it comes to maintaining a well-balanced, good-for-you diet. But with a little advance planning, anyone, including diabetics, can enjoy the season, from Thanksgiving through the New Year, without harming their health or waist line.

The Many Benefits of Hospice Care

Posted: 11/15/2012 11:09 AM by Interim HealthCare

According to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), more than 1.58 million people in the U.S. receive care from hospice palliative care providers every year. November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, a time to learn more about the many benefits of this kind of care.

Help for COPD

Posted: 11/8/2012 12:29 PM by Interim HealthCare

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, has two main forms: chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Both make it difficult to breath. Often people with COPD have a combination of the two forms. Smoking is the primary cause of COPD, although exposure to certain gases or fumes, as well as heavy amounts of secondhand smoke or pollution can also cause the disease. The World Health Organization estimates that 65 million people have moderate to severe COPD.

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