The Fight Against Cancer

Posted by The CareSync Team

Feb 13, 2017 9:20:00 AM

According to the American Cancer Society, cancer accounts for nearly 1 of every 4 deaths. In just this year alone, approximately 600,920 Americans are expected to die of cancer. That’s a sobering statistic that translates to about 1,650 people per day. But there are steps you can take to prevent certain cancers, and the dangerous impact of some cancers can be lessened with proper screenings and early detection.

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Topics: chronic conditions, health conditions, chronic care management (CCM), care coordination, patients, observances & holidays

Heart Health + Kidney Health = A Perfect Pair

Posted by The CareSync Team

Feb 9, 2017 5:14:50 PM

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, everyone’s talking about the happy, healthy pairings that make life sweeter. So we decided it was a great time to remind you of another dynamic duo that works hard to keep you happy and healthy for life: your kidneys and heart.

Like peanut butter and jelly or Romeo and Juliet, your heart and kidneys make the perfect pair. It’s a long-term relationship that seems to suggest everything is better together.

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Topics: chronic conditions, health conditions, healthy living, care coordination, health tips, heart health

Why Being an Organ Donor Matters

Posted by The CareSync Team

Feb 2, 2017 1:21:09 PM

One of the most meaningful gifts you could ever give is to register yourself as an organ donor. Donating your organs upon your death can save the life of up to eight individuals, or restore someone’s ability to feel healthy and active in ways they haven’t been able to experience for years.

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Topics: medical records, family health, patients, preventive care, end of life decisions, healthcare planning

Health Information at Hand

Posted by The CareSync Team

Jan 5, 2017 11:15:00 AM

One way to help ensure the best health for you and your family is to get everyone’s medical records and information collected and organized. Having accurate and updated health information on hand can be beneficial in many ways and situations.

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Topics: medical records, doctor's appointments, family health, mHealth, healthy living, patients, health tips, preventive care, CareSync

6 Steps Toward a Healthier 2017

Posted by The CareSync Team

Dec 20, 2016 2:30:54 PM

As you’ve been scrambling around getting shopping done, putting up decorations, and planning holiday dinners, the end of the year has been sneaking up on you. Don’t let all that planning and activity juggling get in the way of one of the most important things you can do for yourself before the year runs out: make your 2017 New Year’s Resolution List.

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Topics: chronic conditions, health conditions, diabetes, chronic care management (CCM), care coordination, patients, observances & holidays, CareSync

What Did You Do for American Diabetes Month?

Posted by The CareSync Team

Nov 30, 2016 4:31:51 PM

American Diabetes Month is coming to a close. The theme of this year's observance was very personal as the one in 11 Americans afflicted with diabetes were invited to share their stories about living with the disease through social media and #thisisdiabetes. There were stories of parents caring for children, individuals responding to a crisis, everyday management tips, images of healthy meals, and endless stories by loved ones who were champions for a grandmother or father or neighbor with the disease.

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Topics: chronic conditions, health conditions, diabetes, chronic care management (CCM), care coordination, patients, observances & holidays, CareSync

What Makes Omega-3 Fatty Acids So Special?

Posted by The CareSync Team

Nov 17, 2016 1:40:00 PM

They're great for your heart!

Omega-3 fatty acids can help lower your risk of heart disease. The ways they help the heart include:

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Topics: American Heart Association (AHA), healthy living, health tips, healthy eating, diet

A Snack That's Good for Your Brain? That's Nuts!

Posted by The CareSync Team

Nov 17, 2016 1:40:00 PM

Literally. Nuts are a great source of vitamin E, which studies suggest could be linked to less decline in cognitive abilities. Additionally, nuts are packed with other great nutritional value, boasting vitamins, minerals, protein and heart-healthy fats like omega-3 fatty acids.

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Topics: family health, healthy living, health tips, diet, observances & holidays, recipes

Hot Chocolate With Fewer Carbs

Posted by The CareSync Team

Nov 3, 2016 10:49:00 AM

Who doesn’t swoon over a nice cup of hot chocolate? But if you’re getting the one at the neighborhood coffee house, it could contain 60 grams of carbs (or more!), even when it’s made with low-fat milk.

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Topics: healthy eating, diet, recipes

Reduce Your Cholesterol for Better Heart Health

Posted by Jason Wilson, RN, MBA

Oct 26, 2016 10:45:00 AM

High cholesterol is one of the major risk factors for developing heart disease (the leading cause of death in the U.S.) or having a stroke (the fifth leading cause of death). In fact, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the higher your blood cholesterol level, the higher your risk of developing heart disease or having a heart attack.

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Topics: healthy living, health tips, fitness & exercise, heart health, diet

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