Healthy Aging: Stay Active, Eat Right, Feel Better

Protecting your health as you grow older is one message the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ National Institute on Aging wants people to remember as the population ages. Great Care is a proponent of encouraging seniors to lead a healthy lifestyle. The National Institute on Aging reminds seniors that they can take steps to stay […]

Breast Cancer Awareness: How You Can Help

Great Care recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness in October, focusing on early detection and increased awareness to help save lives. “Thanks to earlier detection – through screening and increased awareness — and better treatments, a woman’s risk of dying of breast dropped 38 percent between the late 1980s and 2014, translating into 297,300 fewer breast cancer […]

September is National Cholesterol Education Month

In September, Great Care joins the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in recognizing National Cholesterol Education Month. The CDC recognizes the month as a good time to have blood cholesterol checked and take steps to lower it if it is high. Especially for seniors. “National Cholesterol Education Month is also a good time to learn […]

Honey Makes for Sweet and Healthy Recipes

Honey does a world of good, and Great Care is happy to share highlights of this truly all-natural food. Each September, the National Honey Board recognizes the importance of honey bees and the benefits of honey through National Honey Month. “Why September?” asks the National Honey Board. “Simply, it is the month when the majority of honey […]

Training Helps Prepare for Natural Disasters

In the wake of recent emergencies and natural disasters such as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Great Care heeds the advice of the American Heart Association: Be prepared. The American Heart Association News reminds us that in times of emergency, assistance from first responders and health professionals is often delayed. Systems are bombarded with requests for help. […]

Diabetes Supplies Shipped to Houston and Surrounding Communities

Great Care has been closely monitoring the devastation that Houston, Texas, and its surrounding communities have suffered in the wake of Hurricane Harvey’s landfall and subsequent flooding. Especially the concerning news involving the elderly and those in compromising health situations. We were relieved to hear late-breaking news from the American Diabetes Association that an additional 3,000 pounds of […]

Avoid Weight Gain for Better Heart Health

Great Care recently took note of a report published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. The information confirms what we all know to be a difficult reality of aging: Weight gain may increase heart failure risk. “Researchers say maintaining weight and avoiding weight gain may be an important strategy to prevent changes in […]

Fresh, Sweet Corn is Ripe for the Eating

Great Care loves this season, when corn is fresh and readily available at farmer’s markets and produce stands. According to WebMD, “Corn is nutritious, providing fiber, which aids in digestion, plus folate, thiamin, phosphorus, vitamin C, and magnesium (about 10% of the daily value for each).” The World’s Healthiest Foods website reminds us that sweet […]

Psoriasis Action Month: ‘Set Goals, Take Control’

The National Psoriasis Foundation increases awareness about psoriatic disease in August, and Great Care joins in encouraging an active role in treating it. “With tremendous advancements in the number of treatment options available today for people living with psoriasis, now more than ever, it’s easier to treat psoriasis and the results can be life-changing,” says the […]

Save the Date: Indy Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Great Care encourages Hoosiers to take the first step to a world without Alzheimer’s this fall by joining in the 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Indianapolis. All funds raised through Walk to End Alzheimer’s, taking place this year in Indy on Saturday, Sept. 30, further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association, […]