Understanding Hospice

Hospice is used when a physician has noted that an individual’s illness is terminal and the prognosis for life could be six months or less. The physician will discuss comfort care with the patient and/or the family and a decision is made to either continue various treatments such as blood transfusions, chemotherapy etc. or to choose comfort care.

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Plan Your Own Funeral: A Step-By-Step Guide

By planning your own funeral, you can ensure that your service is exactly how you’d want it, while also taking the burden off of your loved ones.  Though the task may sound daunting, this simple guide will help you through it. 

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Ways to Honor Mom’s Memory this Mother’s Day

Regardless of how long ago the loss took place, spending Mother’s Day without mom may never feel easy or any less difficult than the earliest months after her passing. As counterintuitive as it may be, finding ways to celebrate and honor her life may be just what you need to make it through the day. Here are some ideas:

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Hot Weather Safety Tips

Okay, we know we’re still technically in Spring, but it sure feels like Summer here in Houston, Texas. With temperatures climbing and outdoor events starting back up, be sure you’re prepared for the heat with these hot weather safety tips. 

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Stress and Its Effects on Health

Headache, chest pain, fatigue, anxiety, depression, irritability…
These are all possible symptoms of a natural reaction to external factors – stress. While some stress may aid us to perform quicker under pressure or move out of harm’s way, stress left unchecked can negatively affect your mental and physical health.

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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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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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