The CareSync Team

Members of the CareSync team have such a passion for healthcare and healthcare technology, they can’t help but share it. So we frequently have group conversations here about healthcare news, tips, recipes, care examples, and more that we like to turn into articles so we can share them with you!
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Caregiver Duties: Tips for Helping Loved Ones

Posted by The CareSync Team

May 22, 2017 10:30:00 AM

When a family member or friend is diagnosed with a chronic or terminal illness, there are a lot of questions that run through your head. This biggest one is probably, “What can I do to help?” Being a caregiver for an ill loved one doesn’t have to be as hard as you think. Yes, there will be challenges that you will face, but with the right tips and tricks, you can face these challenges head on and become the best caregiver you can be for your loved one.

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Topics: health conditions, family health, care coordination, caregivers, health tips, healthcare planning, caregiving

Advance Care Planning

Posted by The CareSync Team

May 16, 2017 10:40:00 AM

No one really wants to discuss end-of-life decisions, think about advance care planning, or about what to do when faced with a major medical emergency, but the truth is, it’s an important thing to do. It’s also something you shouldn’t put off.

Unfortunately, a medical crisis can occur at any age that can leave someone unable to make their own healthcare decisions. Determining what you would want to have happen in certain circumstances and expressing your wishes now gives you more control over what happens later, especially if you can no longer speak for yourself or decisions have to be made without your active participation for any number of other reasons.

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Topics: care coordination, end of life decisions, advance care planning, living will, healthcare directive, advance directive

Fit Seniors: Is Age Really Just a Number?

Posted by The CareSync Team

Apr 26, 2017 3:11:00 PM

Think you're too old to exercise? Think it's too late to start trying? We know a 78-year-old record-setting weightlifter who might tell you otherwise.

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Topics: chronic conditions, health conditions, chronic care management (CCM), healthy living, care coordination, patients, fitness & exercise, older adult, aging, strength, functional capacity

The Big Role Reversal: Managing an Aging Parent's Health

Posted by The CareSync Team

Apr 21, 2017 1:39:07 PM

It can be challenging helping an aging parent manage their health, even when they are open to receiving your assistance. But what about the additional challenges you face when they resist your help?

Whether that resistance is due to pride, denial, or the desire to not be a burden, here are a few things to remember and some tips that may encourage mom or dad to accept the help they need.

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Topics: share your health stories, health conditions, family health, care coordination, caregivers, health tips, healthcare planning, caregiving

5 Tips for a Successful Doctor Visit

Posted by The CareSync Team

Apr 18, 2017 5:36:42 PM

Visiting the doctor can be a little nerve-wracking for many people. Sometimes it seems like the entire doctor's appointment goes by in a blur, and once you leave you realize you forgot to ask your doctor about your specific medical concerns and questions. By planning how you will approach your doctor's visit ahead of time, you can avoid this problem and ensure a much more successful and stress-free doctor visit.

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Topics: patient engagement, doctor's appointments, medication & treatments, family health, care coordination, patients, Digital Health, healthcare costs

10 Ways to Add More Fruits and Vegetables to Your Diet

Posted by The CareSync Team

Mar 14, 2017 1:13:07 PM

If your dinner plate is full of bland, beige, and all-around blah food, chances are you're not getting the nutrition you need. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends filling half that plate with fruits and vegetables. Do the same for every meal and you won’t just be adding color, flavor, and texture; you’ll also be getting a healthy dose of vitamins, minerals, and fiber.

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Topics: healthy living, health tips, healthy eating, recipes

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

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