NEWS & STORIES
NEWS & STORIES
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Health-related stories and resources for seniors in Eastern North Dakota.
The stories and articles shared here are to provide you with valuable information related to your health and wellness journey. You will also find news related to Ethos Home Health Care and Hospice and resources to educate you on the benefits of in-home services.
Additional resources are available across the Ethos website, including our step-by-step process on getting started with home health care and answers to our most frequently asked questions about home health care and hospice services.
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Although you may not always be able to predict that someone is about to have a stroke, sometimes there are warning signs that may occur before a stroke happens. Read more about the warning signs.
This article lays out what an advance care directive means, what it might include, and how hospice care can provide peace and comfort to individuals and their families at the end of life.
As individuals age, it is natural to notice changes that come with growing older. For some, health risks might be more apparent, and others might notice a gradual decline in health. Luckily, there are steps older adults can take to move toward healthy aging and live a high quality of life even as changes start to occur.
Arthritis is a chronic condition characterized by joint pain and inflammation. It can make it difficult to engage in some activities and may reduce your quality of life. Here are 5 ways to reduce your risk of developing osteoarthritis.
It’s important to drink enough fluids every day to keep your body properly hydrated. Many factors contribute to how much you need to drink. Your overall health, medications, exercise level and diet all affect your body’s hydration needs. As temperatures rise, you’re also more likely to sweat and that can lead to dehydration if you don’t replace lost fluids. Here’s why pure water is best for your body.
A nutrient-rich diet low in saturated fat and sodium and abundant in vegetables, fruit, whole grains and fish may help lower your risk for heart disease. Here are 6 heart-healthy eating tips.
It’s that time of year again when food becomes the main event at family gatherings. The biggest challenge many people face is finding ways to offer guests a delicious meal that’s healthy without straying from the usual menu. Here are some ways to make your holiday meals healthier without sacrificing the tastes and traditions your family has come to know and love.
If you had already decided with your doctor that hip replacement was your best option for returning to a pain-free and active life, but put your plans on hold when the pandemic hit, now is a good time to schedule your surgery.
Many people are surprised to find out they have type 2 diabetes because they don’t notice any symptoms. Early symptoms of the disease often develop gradually and don’t jump out as being a sign that something is wrong. Here are some of the most common symptoms of type 2 diabetes.
Home Care Telehealth Can Help Your Parent’s Well-Being Do you worry about your parent’s safety and well-being when they’re at home by themselves? You’re not alone. It’s normal to think about whether they’re okay or if they’ve remembered to take their medications.Unfortunately, you can’t watch over your parent at all hours of the day and […]
What is Wellness and Why it Matters for Seniors “What is wellness, exactly?” It’s a really good question and one that can have a lot of different answers. Odds are you’ve heard the term “wellness” often throughout your lifetime. Whether it was your parents telling you to eat your vegetables as a kid or your […]
How to Avoid Springtime Allergies this Season Regardless of age, allergies can be difficult to manage. For those who have suffered through the onset of springtime with coughing, sneezing, watery eyes and itchy skin, you know all too well that when the pollen starts to kick up, life can quickly become miserable.While experiencing allergies is […]