Importance of the Flu Vaccine This Season | LECOM Institute

Importance of the Flu Vaccine This Season

The flu burden Influenza (Flu) is a common but deadly seasonal illness. Each year, the flu results in over 12,000 deaths and 140,000 hospitalizations. The elderly population and those with chronic conditions, such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease, are at the highest risk of suffering from severe flu cases. The worst flu season over…

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Why Downsize? Your Health May Depend on It | LECOM Institute

Why Downsize? Your Health May Depend on It

Your personal health and well-being should be the most important factor you consider when deciding if it’s time to downsize.  Here are just a few of the benefits that you are likely to experience when the time is right to modify your living and move to a smaller space. Reduce physical demands Housework, yard work,…

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Better Sleep is Key to Good Health | LECOM Institute

Better Sleep is Key to Good Health

Sleep is important at any age but becomes even more important as we age due to the health benefits it provides. Proper sleep helps the brain function and is good for your mental well-being. It helps improve cognitive functions and enhances mood. Sleep is also important for our bodies due to processes like muscle growth…

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Hospice Care & Butterflies: Representing Hope, Life & Spirit | LECOM

Hospice Care & Butterflies: Representing Hope, Life & Spirit

What is Hospice? Hospice is a compassionate, patient and caregiver-centered approach to medical care and support at the end of life. Hospice recognizes that every person’s experience will be different and focuses on maintaining the patient’s dignity, increasing quality of life, and providing comfort, including pain and symptom control. Mission It is the mission of…

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