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September 8, 2021

Reducing the Risk of Prostate Cancer

Did you know that prostate cancer is the second most common form of cancer, after breast cancer? Prostate cancer occurs only in people with a prostate, and it is more common in older people. It is more likely to occur in those who have a family history of prostate cancer and/or are of African American... Read More
July 19, 2021

How to Prepare for a Telehealth Appointment

The coronavirus pandemic had a big impact on the acceptance of telehealth (or telemedicine) appointments. More healthcare providers adopted the practice, and more patients learned how to use the technology. Instead of traveling to a provider’s office, many patients can now have their visit using their phone, tablet, or desktop computer, from the safety of... Read More
April 7, 2021

April is Stress Awareness Month

“Stress is just a normal part of life,” says common wisdom. Unfortunately, during the coronavirus pandemic, stress among U.S. adults hasn’t been just “normal” – it has quadrupled, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF). “During the pandemic, about four in 10 adults in the U.S. have reported symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorder …... Read More
March 3, 2021

Tips for Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

Are you feeling sleepy right now? There’s a decent chance you are, according to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). Americans feel sleepy on average three times a week, with 62% trying to “shake it off” as their primary response, says the NSF. Those who feel sleepy even more often – five to seven days a... Read More
January 13, 2021

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

Here’s a good New Year’s resolution: Protect your eyesight by getting a dilated eye exam. Glaucoma Awareness Month reminds us that glaucoma is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness in the United States. Many people don’t know that glaucoma has no symptoms in its early stages. The only way to find out if you... Read More
October 7, 2020

How Physical Therapy Can Improve Your Quality of Life

October is National Physical Therapy Month – a great time for us to honor Family Home Health’s physical therapists and the work they do to keep our clients healthy. In case you’re not familiar with what physical therapists do, we wanted to share some information about their work and how they can help improve your... Read More
September 9, 2020

What You Should Tell Your Doctor

September is Healthy Aging Month, which focuses on ways that people can stay healthy as they age. An important aspect of aging well is communicating well with your doctor. Talking about your health means sharing information about how you feel not just physically, but also emotionally and mentally. Here are a few tips for your... Read More
July 8, 2020

For Seniors, Mental Health Treatment Supports Physical Health

As we grow older, we are more likely to be living with chronic health conditions. Heart disease, arthritis, vision and hearing loss, diabetes and many other illnesses all can take a toll on our quality of life, so it’s not surprising that many seniors who are living with health challenges are also dealing with depression,... Read More
March 12, 2020

Ten Superfoods that May Help to Enhance Your Health

March is National Nutrition Month, making this the perfect time to take a look at some of the foods that have been shown to improve health, reduce risk for many diseases and increase longevity. Many studies have shown that Mediterranean-style diets – which consist of consuming lots of fruits and vegetables, fish, whole grains, and... Read More
February 13, 2020

What You Stand to Gain by Losing Weight

  February is American Heart Month. As we discussed in this post, maintaining an appropriate weight is one of the best ways to reduce your risk for heart disease. Losing unwanted pounds can also increase your health in other ways. It’s no secret that carrying extra weight can be harmful. You’ve undoubtedly heard the about... Read More