A friend recently diagnosed with leukemia lamented her frustration with the lack of information she was receiving about her prognosis and upcoming treatment plan. “I can’t possibly be the first person to have these questions. No one is telling me anything.” That friend was not a patient at …Continue Reading.
Hancock Regional Hospice Program has earned the 2018 SHPBest “Premier Performer” Caregiver Satisfaction Award
Hancock Regional Hospice Program has been recognized by Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP) as a “Premier Performer” for achieving an overall caregiver and family satisfaction score that ranked in the top 5% of all eligible SHP clients for the 2018 calendar year. The annual SHPBest™ award…Continue Reading.
What’s the first thing you think about when you hear “post-traumatic stress disorder”? If it’s war, that’s understandable, considering an estimated 62% of veterans of the Gulf, Iraq, and Vietnam Wars have experienced PTSD at some point in their lifetimes. However, PTSD impacts a range o…Continue Reading.
Whether in a pinch, on a night out, during the big game, or just because, pizza is undeniably one of America’s favorite dinners, lunches—even breakfasts (for all you cold pizza lovers out there). But as much as the toasty crust and gooey, melty cheese make hearts swoon, pizza is not one of th…Continue Reading.
There’s being forgetful—we all lose our keys, forget to lock the door, leave a window open in the rain, and wander the mall parking lot for far too long—and then there is Alzheimer’s. Often associated with forgetfulness, which is a common symptom, Alzheimer’s comes with more serious and…Continue Reading.
Your kids are signed up for summer camp. They have a play date once a week with a neighbor. Their cousins are coming to visit for a week in July. You are ready for summer. Well, sort of. Despite trying your best to plan out summer vacations with as many activities to keep your kids occupied as po…Continue Reading.
Dawn Earlywine Volunteer Director Hancock Health We welcome men and women ages 15 and up. Our volunteers usually work in 2 to 4-hour time blocks between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Sunday-Saturday. There are various areas of the hospital that need volunteers to assist patients and visit…Continue Reading.
The average American sits for 13 hours out of the day and sleeps for eight, for a total of 21 hours of inactivity. And a whopping 86% of American workers sit all day, every day. That’s a lot of inactivity. Not surprisingly, given the link between exercise and stress reduction, two thirds of U.S…Continue Reading.
We’ve all experienced feelings of anxiety at some point in our lives: over a big exam, a big decision, or a big change. But there’s a difference between the kinds of anxiety that end once feared events are over, and the kinds that limit our ability to function. Nearly one in five American adu…Continue Reading.
Life. Is. Busy. For all of us, but especially for women. Women tend to fill multiple roles in households, workplaces, and social networks—and may care for children, spouses, elderly parents, and even friends as well as for themselves. This packed schedule often leads to a lapse in health manage…Continue Reading.