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Blog: Hospice Views

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At-A-Glance: June is Men’s Health Month

With Father’s Day just days away on June 16th, many of us are taking time to think of the perfect gift for Dad this year. But now is also a good time to consider ways to help protect Dad’s health so he can enjoy many more Father’s Days with family.
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At-A-Glance: May is Stroke Awareness Month

Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in America, claiming over 137,000 lives each year. A major cause of long-term adult disability, these “brain attacks” occur due to blood clots or broken blood vessels that interrupt the vital flow of blood and oxygen to the brain. When brain damage occurs, abilities such as speech, movement or memory may be impaired. Some people recover completely, but more than 2/3 of survivors face some type of disability. Currently, there are seven million stroke survivors over the age of 20 in the United States.
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Considering a Career as a Hospice Nurse

As I sit here contemplating the reasons why others should choose a career as a hospice nurse, I remember back to the past 17 years. During this time, I’ve dedicated my life to being a hospice nurse. As cliché as it sounds, it’s not what I do — it’s who I am. I cannot imagine doing anything else.
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Volunteer Spotlight: Tammy Queen

The positive and healing effects of massage therapy are well-documented, and Crossroads Hospice is lucky enough to have one volunteer with a massage therapy license who was inspired to give back.