Hot Tea and Coffee May Lower MRSA Risk

From Medscape Pauline Anderson July 12, 2011 — New research shows that people who drink hot tea or coffee are about half as likely to have methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in their nasal passages as those who abstain, raising the prospect of a safe, inexpensive, and easily accessible way to decrease MRSA. “In an effort […]

Patients Receiving Early Palliative Care Live Longer

The highly-regarded New England Journal of Medicine recently published a very interesting study that concluded that terminally ill patients with metastatic non–small-cell lung cancer who received palliative care soon after diagnosis lived longer than those who did not, even when receiving less aggressive treatment at the end of their lives. According to Wikipedia: Palliative care (from Latin palliare, […]

The Healthy Senior: Home Care Makes Eating a Nutritious Diet Easier

No matter how old you are, good health begins with good nutrition. But eating well is especially important for seniors. Without essential nutrients and adequate calories, your elderly relative may suffer from fatigue, depression, and general weakness. What’s more, the lack of a nutritious diet can result in slower healing after surgery, increased risk of […]

Planning & Awareness: 2 Goals

Oh, no! It’s the last week in October and I haven’t put up posts commemorating Breast Cancer Awareness and Long Term Care Planning! I meant to…. I kept planning to make time to write, but things kept coming up. You know how it is. I did a lot of research. I sat to write and […]

There’s no time like the present to treat hearing loss

(ARA) – Hearing loss can be life-altering. People who have difficulty hearing can feel isolated and lose self-confidence, which can put a strain on relationships with family and friends. But even when people who are losing their hearing are aware of the problem, it can be difficult to bring up the idea of getting a […]

Home Health Care in Poway Faces Overlapping Illnesses

Home Health Care in Poway Struggles to Care for Those With Multiple Diseases Baseball enthusiasts are known for their tendency to focus on statistics, often in painfully minute detail. Do these statistics actually help them understand the game better? That question is still up for debate, but when detailed statistics appear in the health care […]