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Lung Cancer Awareness: The Caregiver’s Perspective

November was National Lung Cancer Awareness Month, which means that the American Lung Association and many other health organizations are making a special effort to turn public attention to this potentially deadly disease. BrightStar Care of Austin is no exception. If you have a loved one who is struggling with lung cancer or recovering from [...]

Hospice Care and Home Health Care

Previously we mentioned that November was National Lung Cancer Awareness Month, but did you know that it’s was also National Hospice Month? President Obama made the proclamation in 2010 as a day to recognize “the dignity hospice care can provide to patients who need it most, and the professionals, volunteers, and family members who bring [...]

CareTogether: Your Home Health Care Social Media Application

Caring for a loved one with special health needs can feel pretty overwhelming a times. While BrightStar Care’s team of devoted professionals can help take a huge amount of the burden from your shoulders, there are still details you want to attend to — appointments to remember, status reports to share with concerned friends and [...]

Improving Your Health at Any Age

All too often we see people who have let themselves decline out of some sort of fatalism. How often have you heard someone explain explain away a bulging waistline, shortness of breath, or aches and pains with a statement like, “I’m not as young as I used to be.” It’s almost as if we give [...]

Don’t Forget Your Flu Shots!

There’s still time to skip the flu. According to the Centers for Disease Control, flu cases in the U.S. tend to peak in January and February, so you need to get your loved ones and yourself vaccinated as soon as possible to avoid this viral “rush hour.” Yes, there are some people who shouldn’t receive [...]

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