News & Insights
Dr. Susan Hunt
For our final episode of season four, we talk to clinical psychologist Dr. Susan Hunt about strategies to get through the holidays — which can be a stressful time for many of us.
When healthcare systems break down, the consequences can be catastrophic. This week Betty speaks to Renee Pedro, a cancer patient who was taken to the ER by ambulance and left to sit for two days. Sadly, her experience is not unique.
SAD – Not Just an Adjective!
The Thanksgiving holiday typically signals the season of celebration and holidays---Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwaanza. But for many, the darker, colder days herald another type of period: one of fatigue, lethargy and depression. Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD — a...
Betty and Jeneane Fitzmaurice, RN, BSN, talk about healthy strategies for people with diabetes during the sugar-filled holiday season. Good advice for everyone hoping for a healthier holiday!
Guardian Nurses Monica Nash and Lori Rivkin
What happens when your health insurance denies a claim? Can you fight back? Yes (!) say Guardian Nurses Monica Nash, RN, BSN and Lori Rivkin, RN, BSN in this week’s podcast.
What’s shingles? Who is likely to get it? Who should get the vaccine? This week, Betty talks to Briana Coughlin, PharmD., to learn all about it.
When Tiffany Sutphin was given three months to live, she contacted Guardian Nurse Andy Votendahl, RN, BSN, for help finding a hospice. Nurse Andy looked at her case and refused — helping to save Tiffany’s life as she supported her in her journey back to health.
This week, Betty speaks with Julie Chandler, owner of London Town Tours about her Florence Nightingale walking tour in London. Also find out what The Great Stink was!
What is RSV and Why Are So Many Kids Sick?
Hospitals, both pediatric and adult, are filled beyond capacity, patients are waiting in already-overcrowded emergency rooms. Nurses are being assigned more patients than is safe. And thus begins a flu season that’s hitting harder and earlier than usual. There's no...
What is RSV, Why is it Surging, and Which Children are Most at Risk?
This week, Betty speaks with two nurses who have both professional and personal experience with respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, which is in the news because U.S. children’s hospitals are overwhelmed with cases. Nurses Walker LeFleur and Bianca Pollart, who specializes in pediatrics, are both parents of young children.
Zooming with Florence Nightingale
This week, Betty speaks with the one and only Florence Nightingale! Well, actually Laura Sharpe, the Learning Manager at the Florence Nightingale Museum in London, who brings Nurse Nightingale to life in interactive in-person and zoom performances that educate and inspire children and adults alike.
Chris McCarrick, RN
This week, Betty talks to her Guardian Nurses colleague, Chris McCarrick, RN, who is a finalist in the Community Nursing category in this year’s Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania for her work as a Mobile Care Coordinator for the Sheet Metal Workers’ Local Union No. 19 in Philadelphia.