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The Health Benefits of Apples

Does an apple a day really keep the doctor away? What are the benefits of including apples in our diet?  One medium apple provides 95 calories, 25 grams of carbohydrate (with 19 grams of naturally occurring sugar), 3 grams of dietary fiber and 0 grams of fat. Apples are great sources of fiber, phytochemicals, and…

September is National Cholesterol Education Month

Has your doctor been telling you that you have high cholesterol?  Are you not sure what that means?  Here is what you need to know.  First, cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance your body produces naturally in the liver and is found in the blood and in all cells of the body. Cholesterol is important…

The Impact of Hospice Nurses

Anyone who has had a loved one taken care of by a Hospice Nurse knows they have witnessed a special kind of caregiver. They are the calm, reassuring presence that guides a patient through their critical last stage of life. They are the caregivers that help patient’s families come to terms with the end of life…

Spotlight on Public Health

The recent events brought on by SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) have propelled the enterprise of Public Health to the forefront. Leeann Costa, Public Health Nurse at Community Nurse Home Care, shares more: What types of activities do you do as a Public Health Nurse? At Community Nurse Home Care, my role is to…

Home Care: How to Prepare for a Private Care Aide

If you or a loved one is suffering from an acute illness, sudden injury, or are recovering from surgery, you may benefit from the services of a private care aide. Studies show that most people recover faster and have fewer complications when they receive care in the home following a stay in the hospital. Chronic…

The Benefits of Hiring a Certified Home Care Aide

Most people prefer to heal from surgery or hospitalization at home instead of remaining at a hospital or rehabilitative center. Having help in the home has many benefits, whether the individual lives alone or not. Working with a home care agency can help to ensure that the patient receives the care and support that they…