NEWS & STORIES
NEWS & STORIES
Sharing our health care expertise
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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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 […]
Am I Getting Sick or is it Allergies? It’s the morning wake-up call we all dread: You roll out of bed with a stuffy nose, a pounding head and a deep cough you definitely didn’t have yesterday. Despite getting a good night’s sleep, you feel fatigued and are sluggish to begin the day. Is this […]
Fall Prevention Tips for Seniors According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a senior (age 65+) suffers a fall in the United States every second of every day. This alarming statistic sheds light on the fact that falls are the leading cause of injury and death for seniors in this age group. That […]
Why Gratitude Works for Senior Health Think back to the most recent time you felt grateful for something. Maybe it was this morning when you woke up to see the sun shining or perhaps last week when a kind stranger held the door for you at the supermarket. When you slow down to think […]
Immune Systems: What it Does and How to Strengthen It If there’s something we’ve all learned over the past year, it’s that taking care of our health is imperative. From common colds to the COVID-19 virus, it’s necessary to do everything you can to keep yourself healthy. This means understanding how your immune system works […]