Earlier this year, I made a promise to myself that I would schedule an appointment with a dermatologist. After all, as I have shared with you before in other venues, my childhood vacations on the beach at Wildwood, NJ were often marred with an enthusiastic sunburn. And it’s also quite likely that years of playing . . . → Read More: A Promise I’m Glad I Kept.
Who around us hasn’t had the experience where you thought, “Wow, I don’t know why that just happened, but I’ll chalk it up to serendipity.” OK, maybe exactly those thoughts, but close enough.
There are alot of other synonyms for serendipity—-luck, karma, fate, destiny. Regardless of what you call it, it works!
Yesterday, a gorgeous . . . → Read More: I Love Serendipity.
And so we’ve come again to National Nurses’ Week! When all attention (at least at Guardian Nurses) is directed toward the amazing work done by nurses!! Happy Nurses’ Week to all of my nursing colleagues! And thank you for all your work to keep patients at the forefront of our healthcare system. Without you, the . . . → Read More: Happy Nurses’ Week 2012
Somehow it seems appropriate a few days before April 15th to write that the two things absolutely certain in our lives are death and taxes.
And on April 16th, we recognize the 5th Annual National Healthcare Decisions Day. Seems like good timing, yes?
This date was created to “inspire, educate . . . → Read More: Death is Not Failure
The other day I was giving a presentation to a new client and his account management team. Following my presentation describing our services, our success with clients and how new referrals would work as we begin our new partnership, I was surprised when the company’s president interjected his summary to the room.
“We partnered with . . . → Read More: “For Betty and Her Team, It’s Personal.”
Can a grateful heart enhance your health? A growing body of research says, “Yes.” Gratitude, as a conscious practice, offers a whole host of health benefits.
Gratitude promotes physical and emotional well-being, improves one’s ability to cope with stress and bolsters positive interaction with others. Furthermore, research shows grateful individuals report having more energy and . . . → Read More: Can a Grateful Heart Enhance Your Health?
A dear friend of Guardian Nurses, who also happens to be a family practice physician, ventured to Honduras last week on a medical mission. Upon hearing her compelling stories of her week providing primary care to thousands of rural residents, I thought it would be good to share some of them–in no particular order.
. . . → Read More: A Week’s Worth of Health Care in Honduras
Since 1970, January has been recognized as National Blood Donor Month.
Here are some good-to-know facts about our country’s blood supply from the American Red Cross:
The demand for transfusions is growing faster than donations. Less than 38% of the US population is eligible to donate blood. Blood cannot be manufactured—it can only come . . . → Read More: Resolve This Year To Give Blood
This week, I was driving on the PA Turnpike en route to Hershey Medical Center where I was planning to visit a patient and her family. During my trip, I checked in by phone (hands free, bluetooth!) with another client whose dad was recently diagnosed with cancer. Our plan was to talk that day so . . . → Read More: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Hershey
I love words and language as much as the next gal. Really. I studied journalism in college and have always enjoyed writing. Part of the reason I enjoy producing this blog. So lately I’ve been thinking about all of the words and terms that we use every day in healthcare—even some of the new ones. . . . → Read More: The Marketing of Healthcare