Three Ways to Relieve Your Stress

We all have stress, from work demands to our home lives, we are all managing some degree of pressure. Chronic stress can greatly affect your health and your happiness and though we can all recite the common fixes like meditation, exercise or taking a vacation, having some practical, go to strategies can help to create […]

The Inconvenient Truth About Convenience Food

Medical research has recently linked ultra-processed convenience foods with premature death. The findings, published on line in JAMA Internal Medicine and reported by Medscape state that: “Ultraprocessed foods include mass-produced, ready-to-eat foods such as packaged snacks, sugary drinks, breads, candies, ready-made meals and processed meats. Such foods usually contain “empty calories” and have a high […]

Cancer and the Hospice Conversation

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States, behind heart disease. According to the American Cancer Society, in the United States about 1,620 people were expected to die of cancer each day in 2015, which equates to nearly 590,000 people. When you have cancer and you have tried many treatments without […]

Gratitude Amidst Grief

Grieving the impending loss of a loved one doesn’t naturally bring to mind gratitude, yet there are elements within the hospice experience for which to be grateful. It’s worthwhile to consider the deeply meaningful manifestations hospice can bring to a terminally ill patient and their loved ones as they cope with the end of life […]

Benefits of Hospice for Those with End Stage Heart Failure

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Heart disease takes over 620,000 American lives each year and is the leading cause of death, yet in 2014 only 15% of patients admitted to hospice had a primary diagnosis of heart disease. Many patients and families currently suffering under the devastating effects of end stage heart disease will find relief with hospice care. The […]