It’s Greek to Me. Or Maybe it’s Latin.

It’s Greek to Me. Or Maybe it’s Latin.

Well, for most school-age children and their parents, September means ‘back to school.’ And it shall be no different this month for readers of The Flame. This past month, I’ve had the enormous pleasure of volunteering at the Florence Nightingale...
Do Nurses Have Pet Peeves? (Yes.)

Do Nurses Have Pet Peeves? (Yes.)

It’s July and the temperatures are climbing. A nurse colleague in Tucson, Arizona reports that today, outside of her office, it’s 108 degrees. Walking outside to go to lunch in Philly you’ll be hit with stifling humidity. So it’s no surprise...
A Spoonful of Medicine; A Shot Glass of Sunscreen

A Spoonful of Medicine; A Shot Glass of Sunscreen

Today marks the ‘official’ start of summer! Most U.S. schools are dismissed, movie theaters enjoy larger audiences, families head out on vacations to the beaches, lakes, campgrounds, mountains, and cities and baseball games are in play again. At or...
Baby Formula Resources

Baby Formula Resources

In February, Abbott, the largest producer of baby formula in the U.S., and the maker of Similac, was ordered by the FDA to shut down their production facility which produces Similac, EleCare and several other leading powdered baby formulas. Cronobacter bacteria had...
Who Doesn’t Like to Laugh?

Who Doesn’t Like to Laugh?

I don’t know about you, but it has felt like forever to get to April! But it’s here now and with it, lots of April holidays and celebrations. Most of us know about April Fool’s day. We may play a few harmless pranks on friends, co-workers and family...
Talking with Kids about War

Talking with Kids about War

Imagine if World War II or the Vietnam War had played out ‘live’ on television and computer screens all over the world? In this age of 24/7 news cycles and ubiquitous social media, our children, like us, are experiencing the visceral day-to-day reality of...