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...
Caring for Someone with COVID19 in Your Home

Caring for Someone with COVID19 in Your Home

Two things to put at the top of your list:   Know where your nearest hospital emergency room is, write down the name and phone number and post it on your fridge. Look for emergency warning signs in the patient. These include difficulty breathing or shortness of...
Celebrating the Year of the Nurse and Midwife

Celebrating the Year of the Nurse and Midwife

In January of 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) made the official proposal to declare 2020 the year of the nurse and the midwife. And voila! It is now 2020! The World Health Organization is a global institution that services the countries of the United...