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How Quickly Can You Improve Your Cholesterol Levels?

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Your cholesterol levels are directly tied to your heart health, so it’s important to make sure they’re in a healthy range. If they’re not, you’ll need to work on raising your good cholesterol levels (HDL) and lowering your bad ones (LDL). Medications can also improve your levels, but it’s best to make healthy changes that will improve your overall health and wellness. Some of the best ways to lower your LDL levels are by: Eating heart-healthy foods and foods rich in omega-3 fatty a…

5 Tips for Aging Gracefully

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Every September we celebrate Healthy Aging Month. The purpose of this month is to make aging more attractive and attainable. Staying vibrant and active for as long as possible is something that most people want at any age! While the focus used to be on baby boomers, now Healthy Aging Month embraces all ages. September is the perfect time to celebrate Healthy Aging Month because it’s a fresh start for many people. Kids are going back to school. Families are settling into new routines. …

What are the Benefits of Aging in Place?

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“Aging in place” refers to living in the home safely and independently for as long as possible. With modern technology, medical alert devices and assistance from a home health care agency, living at home is both realistic and sensible for many older adults. If you are considering this route for yourself or a loved one, it’s helpful to understand the benefits to expect by aging in place. Even if you eventually go on to live in an assisted living facility, staying in the home for as lon…

What is the Recovery and Outlook for Joint Replacement Surgery?

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The purpose of joint replacement surgery is to remove the damaged or diseased joints and replace them with new parts. Because the parts are man-made, they won’t suffer the same disease and damage as they previously did. After the surgery, you can expect better working joints, greater mobility and decreased pain. Most people realize they need to have joint replacement surgery, but they worry about the recovery. Your recovery depends on the joint you’re having replaced, your overall hea…

Doctor’s Choice Home Care, Inc. Implements Long-Term Health and Safety Protocols

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Policies Provide Extra Precautions, Telehealth Options, and Other Resources SARASOTA, Fla. – June 30, 2020 – Doctor’s Choice Home Care, Inc. has implemented long-term health and safety protocols that will continue to be enforced amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. While many safety measures have been in place throughout the pandemic, other procedures will continue to provide extra support for patients and employees across the state.   Going forward, Doctor’s Choice staf…

June is Cataract Awareness Month: Could You Benefit from a Low Vision Rehab Program?

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Cataracts are a leading cause of blindness in people over the age of 40. Usually, cataracts don’t cause problems early on, but they can eventually interfere with healthy vision. This can make it difficult to do basic tasks like read, cook or drive. Fortunately, cataract surgery is a safe and effective procedure that fixes most cataracts. However, not all cataracts are operable. June is Cataract Awareness Month, so this is a good time to talk about what cataracts are, the treatments th…

PTSD Awareness Month: How a Behavioral Health Program Can Help Manage Symptoms

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June 27th is PTSD Awareness Day. PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) is a condition that can occur in people who have witnessed or experienced a traumatic event like a natural disaster, personal assault or accident. Even though this condition is commonly associated with military veterans, it can happen to anyone. Treatments are available, but in order for them to work, people need a proper diagnosis and knowledge of these resources. Without treatment, PTSD can lead to long-term prob…

What are the Four Stages of Congestive Heart Failure?

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Congestive heart failure occurs when the heart does not pump blood effectively. It can happen for various reasons, such as the heart muscle being too weak or when other health conditions prevent the blood from circulating efficiently. Over time, a lack of proper circulation can cause other problems in the body such as organ failure. In the past, researchers believed that there wasn’t much that could be done to correct congestive heart failure. We now know that this is not the case. W…

Regaining Lung Function after Pneumonia

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The flu virus is relatively common, affecting 8 percent of Americans each year. Many people can fight the flu with rest and fluids, but there are certain groups that have a higher risk for secondary infections like pneumonia. Typically, flu season ends in April, but it’s not uncommon to see cases linger into May. This is why it’s important to continue practicing healthy habits in the spring, such as by washing your hands, cleaning and disinfecting surfaces and seeing your doctor at t…

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