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The Power of Telling Your Story

The Power of Telling Your Story

I've heard ALOT of stories in 17 years of working with and hearing about patients at Guardian Nurses. To honor those stories, which never cease to amaze me, there is a plaque on the wall outside my office that says "You can't make this stuff up." This weekend, I was...

COVID19 Vaccines, Part 2

COVID19 Vaccines, Part 2

In December, we published our first issue on the COVID19 vaccines entitled, "All I Want for Christmas is the Vaccine." Two months later and well, many of you are still waiting for that vaccine. Last week, my sister said, "It reminds me of the days trying to log on to...

Tips to Get Information

Tips to Get Information

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Though 2021 has had a rough start in the U.S., with record numbers of people contracting and dying from COVID, at least 2020 is over and there is a vaccine at the end of the tunnel! But, with the extraordinary numbers of patients requiring...

All I Want for Christmas is the Vaccine

All I Want for Christmas is the Vaccine

Well, in a year that we'd all soon like to forget, finally we have some very good news. This past Friday, the FDA gave an Emergency Use Approval (EUA) of the BioNTech-Pfizer COVID vaccine. No doubt as you read this, vaccines are being shipped to hospitals, physician...

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 have?" Her...

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 for Medicare....

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 shot. And this...

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 COVID19 hasn't...