National Hot Dog Month Calls Attention to Senior Choking Hazards

Hot dogs are a staple at any American summer barbecue. In fact,  earlier this month Americans enjoyed approximately 150 million hot dogs on Independence Day. July is National Hot Dog Month, where the culture and history of the hot dog is celebrated, however it also calls attention to the health risks associated with hot dog […]

Health Observances: July is Sandwich Generation Month!

In the spotlight for the month of  July is the Sandwich Generation. Founded in 2007, Sandwich Generation Month celebrates those who care for their aging parents, while also rearing their own children. The goal of Sandwich Generation Month is to establish a community of outreach, advice, traditions and support for caregivers across the country. The […]

New York Office Walks in Supports of Cystic Fibrosis Awareness

The Star Multi Care staff makes great strides for Cystic Fibrosis.

On June 8, 2014 members of the Star Multi Care Services New York branch took part in the Great Strides Walk, an Annual Cystic Fibrosis Foundation event held at New York Institute of Technology.   Star Multi Care Services has given generously in support of Cystic Fibrosis as a result of an employee request. “Whenever one […]

Home Safety Tips for Seniors and Caregivers

Six out of ten senior falls happen at home as that is where most seniors spend their time.  June is National Safety Month, so in an effort to start a dialogue between seniors and caregivers about home safety, here are a few tips for some minor home adjustments that can help ensure safety. To avoid […]

National Men’s Health Week: Spotlight on Prostate Health

It’s no secret that many men only visit their doctors during a health emergency and neglect scheduling yearly physical exams. As this week is National Men’s Health Week, healthcare providers are drawing attention to men’s health issues and working to increase awareness about prostate-specific diseases. Prostate cancer statistics can be alarming – in fact, 1 […]

Health Observances: National Sun Awareness Week

With the beautiful summer sun upon us, it is important to keep in mind sun safety. This week is National Sun Awareness week, a time to learn about the sun’s impact on the skin, as well as how to stay protected. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States, and […]

Health Observances: Better Hearing and Speech Month

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association has designated the month of May to raising awareness for Better Hearing and Speech. The association focuses on research and treatment for individuals of all ages facing difficulties with communication disorders. Below, you will find some facts about hearing and speech, as well as aging. Hearing loss occurs as part of […]

National ALS Awareness Month: Facts about Lou Gehrig’s Disease

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS),better known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a progressive disease that attacks the nerve cells of the brain and spinal column that control voluntary muscle movements. As the disease progresses, muscles atrophy and become paralyzed. ALS can greatly decrease a patient’s quality of life, and is a difficult disease for many to […]

May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month

According to the Center for Disease Control, high blood pressure claims nearly 1,000 American lives daily. As it may not present any symptoms, it is important to know if you are considered at-risk.  May is National High Blood Pressure Education month, so let’s take a closer look at what blood pressure is, why it is […]

The Warning Signs of a Stroke

Every 40 seconds, an American experiences a stroke, a common term used to describe any interruption in the blood supply in the brain. Factors such as race, ethnicity, family history, smoking, high blood pressure, and cholesterol contribute to the likelihood of experiencing a stroke, and men are at a higher risk for stroke than women. […]

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