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Signs of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss affects one in eight people in the United States, and over half of those aged 65 or older. Severe hearing loss can significantly impact an individual’s quality of life. Yet, so few people are aware of the signs and symptoms of hearing loss that they allow their hearing to get increasingly worse before seeking treatment. 

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Vantage Hospice Expands Services to Include Palliative Care

Since 2011, Vantage Hospice has offered in-patient, at-home, continuous, and respite care to patients with life-limiting illness in the greater Houston area. Now approaching its 10th anniversary, the company has announced that it has expanded its services to include palliative care. 

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Have You Registered to Become an Organ Donor?

Modern medicine is incredible – the success rate for organ transplants continues to rise, doubling and quadrupling patients’ chances of survival compared to those on the waiting list in some cases.  Unfortunately, the transplant waiting list is growing at a rate faster than organs are being donated. 

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Why You Should Create an Advance Care Plan Today

Have you ever thought about what would happen if you landed in the hospital unable to speak for yourself?  What if the doctor couldn’t get in touch with your loved ones in order to convene about important decisions that would impact your quality of life?  If you haven’t, you’re not alone.  But, now that you have, it’s time to create your advance care plan.

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The Effects of Flexibility as You Age and How to Maintain It

We’re born flexible, but our muscles and ligaments become tighter and tighter with each year, especially when we’re not regularly stretching.  As young adults, and even into later years, this decreased flexibility hardly seems noticeable, as it doesn’t hinder our everyday life. 

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