Listening in the Year of COVID

Listening in the Year of COVID

Amidst last week’s anxiety about the election results and dire news about increasing COVID infections, hospitalizations and deaths, we were interviewing a candidate and asked her, “In your opinion, what is the most important skill a nurse advocate can...
Medicare 101 — Understanding the Basics

Medicare 101 — Understanding the Basics

Not even a pandemic can stop the Medicare Open Enrollment Period! As many of our friends, neighbors and colleagues prepare to enter their “golden years,” their dreams of retirement are likely interrupted by nightmares of turning 65 and having to sign up...
Yes, You DO Need a Flu Shot

Yes, You DO Need a Flu Shot

No one will argue with you if you say this has been quite a year. And it’s very likely that we will all breathe a huge collective sigh of relief when 2020 comes to an end. But, before it gets too late this fall, it’s time to think about getting your flu...
Silver Linings Amidst the Pandemic

Silver Linings Amidst the Pandemic

I don’t know about you, but the last five months have been—shall we say, a bit challenging for me. Like you, I am getting through it. I can hardly believe it’s almost September! And how many of us will be very happy to see 2020 end?? The impact of...
Do You See What I See

Do You See What I See

Right now in 2020, all across the U.S., even BEFORE the coronavirus pandemic arrived, data showed that people of color—Black, Hispanic, Native American, Alaskan Native, Asian American, and others—suffer disproportionately from some of the most devastating...
Busting More COVID-19 Myths

Busting More COVID-19 Myths

What if I just run my hands under an air dryer? Won’t the heat kill the virus? No. You still need to wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand rub. Once your hands are clean, you should dry them thoroughly by using paper towels or a warm...