A Chance Meeting…

I was on the plane recently and sat in the middle seat in the first row between to two young man. I do not like that seat, because I have to put my purse in the overhead. I don’t know what compelled me to sit there, but never the less that was my seat forContinue reading “A Chance Meeting…”

Navigating the Health Care System..

Navigating the healthcare system can be frustrating and frightening if you do not understand the system.   I feel that way about the legal system.   No matter how well educated you are, the language and the process related to utilizing these systems can be over whelming.   No one wants to be a consumer of these systemsContinue reading “Navigating the Health Care System..”

Power of One Voice!

Women have tremendous power but WE have not utilized it to make effective changes in this world.  We depend on others. It took White women over 100 years to earn the right to vote in this country, and Black women did not gain that privilege until 1965. As a modern professional women I wonder whyContinue reading “Power of One Voice!”

Misinformation..

Misinformation is a cancer that is dangerous in every way and some continue to consume inaccurate information daily from others via the news and the internet.   No one wants to validate facts but just pass on the information they believe is credible.   I must admit I have done it myself but as a new PhD,Continue reading “Misinformation..”

Healthy Snacks….

A recent study funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities reported that children and adolescents in the US are consuming more processed food. It is not surprising that the childhood obesity rate has been steadily rising among US youths during the past two (2) decades as a result of excessive calorieContinue reading “Healthy Snacks….”

Infection 101

I was on a five hour flight this week, and the steward announced “the water was not working in the bathroom, but they had water-less soap and wipes to clean your hands.  Really, in a pandemic!  I would like to think safety and infection control would be a high priority in the airline business.   SomeContinue reading “Infection 101”

It’s Getting Complicated!

I was notified today that a colleague coded while at work. For those who are not in the health profession, a code is a life threatening event. He is currently in the intensive care unit and probably will not wake up. His children will have to make the dreaded decision about what to do next.Continue reading “It’s Getting Complicated!”

Are Beets Good For You?

I have always hated beets, and I hear they are good for you. Lets review the benefits so we can increase our beet consumption. Beetroot (Beta vulgaris) is a root vegetable also known as red beet, table beet, garden beet, or just beet. Packed with essential nutrients, beetroots are a great source of fiber, folateContinue reading “Are Beets Good For You?”

COVID-19 IS ON THE RISE..

COVID-19 is on the rise again with another new variant, lambda.   I am not surprised.   If a virus is not contained it will mutate and get stronger.   It has been reported that many of the new cases of COVID-19 admissions into the hospital are those who have not been vaccinated, and have the delta variant. Continue reading “COVID-19 IS ON THE RISE..”