Author: Pat Rippon

cataract awareness month

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

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 that...

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

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 problems...

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What are the Four Stages of Congestive Heart Failure?

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. With...

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lung health

Regaining Lung Function after Pneumonia

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 the...

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Doctor’s Choice Home Care, Inc. Ranked as The Most Experienced In Caring For Hip and Knee Replacement Patients In Florida

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMedia Contact: Annelise Przywara(239) 221-2858 | Florida-Based, Home Health Agency Receives First Place Ranking from Dexur SARASOTA, Fla. – Feb. 12, 2020 – Doctor’s Choice Home Care, Inc. was named the most experienced home health agency in the state of Florida and in the top 50 in the entire country when it comes to handling hip and knee replacement patients by Dexur, a data-driven hospital and healthcare news and research service....

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Tips for Reducing Diabetic Nerve Pain

Diabetic nerve pain can be incredibly painful. Most people experience it as numbness and tingling, though others report burning and aching pains as well. Diabetic nerve pain is most common in the hands and feet, but over time, it can affect different parts of the body. The pain can be so severe, it negatively impacts your sleep, mood and overall quality of life. Fortunately, there are medications that can reduce diabetic nerve pain, also called peripheral neuropathy. However, these medications...

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Doctor’s Choice Participates In Salvation Army’s “Angel Tree” Program, Sponsors More Than 100 Angels

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMedia Contact: Annelise Przywara(239) 221-2858 | Doctor’s Choice Participates In Salvation Army’s “Angel Tree” Program, Sponsors More Than 100 Angels  Home Health Agency Gives Back to Communities Throughout the State During the Holidays SARASOTA, Fla. – Jan. 27, 2020 – Doctor’s Choice Home Care, Inc. participated in the Salvation Army’s “Angel Tree” program this holiday season to support local individuals and families in...

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heart health

4 Daily Practices for a Healthy Heart

By now, you probably know that exercise and a good diet can keep your heart strong and healthy. But, did you know that there are other things you can do to help your heart work most efficiently? It’s never too late to incorporate these four daily practices into your life to promote good health and wellness. Don’t sit for too long. Recent studies show that sitting for long periods of time is bad for your health, even if you get enough exercise for the day. After looking at 800,000...

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