October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Perhaps the most recognized symptom of breast cancer is a lump or mass in the breast tissue. While many women and men go to the doctor after finding a lump, every one should also be aware of other changes to the breast or nipple that appear abnormal.  Men can also get breast cancer and should beContinue reading “October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month”

Thoughts Become Things

Thoughts become things… choose the good ones! ® ©www.tut.com I know you have heard this saying before. The premise is our thoughts create our world, and if you think positive thoughts you create positive actions. I was talking to a friend about goal setting and creating affirmation and the site created by Mike Dooley came to mind.Continue reading “Thoughts Become Things”

Are You a Caregiver?

Caregivers are special people, and give of themselves to take care of their family members and others. Being a caregiver can be demanding and trying but during this time of COVID-19, it can be especially stressful. A hospitalized family member can add additional guilt and worry to a stressful situation. Caregivers can be so dedicatedContinue reading “Are You a Caregiver?”

Five principles of self-healing and wellness.

According to Dr. Maoshing Ni, (2008) the five principles of self-healing and wellness include: 1. diet and nutrition, 2. herb and supplements, 3. exercise and acupuncture, 4. lifestyle and environment, 5. mind and spirit. I subscribe to everything on this list but acupuncture, . Please consult your physician before changing or stopping any medication. RememberContinue reading “Five principles of self-healing and wellness.”

COVID-19 Testing

According to the FDA website there are two types of COVID-19 testing. A diagnostic test, that can show if you have an active coronavirus infection and if positive you should take steps to quarantine or isolate yourself from others. Currently there are two types of diagnostic tests which detect the virus – molecular tests, suchContinue reading “COVID-19 Testing”

The WHO

The goal of the World Health Organization (WHO) is to ensure that more people have universal health coverage, protected from health emergencies, and promote health and well-being. for all. There are 194 members from various countries that are grouped together according to regional distribution. The countries pay fees to be members of the WHO. TheseContinue reading “The WHO”

Immunity

What is immunity? Webster (2020) defines immunity as the power to keep yourself from being affected by disease. During this 2020 pandemic, the coronavirus has a-ffected individuals with pre-exisiting health issues that include diabetes, hypertension and other chronic illnesses. Question of immunity and pre-existing health issues maybe a contributing factor. As you boast your immunity,Continue reading “Immunity”

Do you drink enough H20?

We have all heard we should drink 8-10 glasses of water daily. Most individuals do not drink enough water during the day. Harvard Health (2020) states 4-6 cups per day is usually sufficient. You may risk becoming dehydrated in the summer when it is extremely warm outside, if you do not drink enough water. WarningContinue reading “Do you drink enough H20?”

The Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act (ACA is also known as “Obamacare”) originally included the individual mandate, a provision that required all Americans to have health insurance or pay a tax penalty. This mandate was repealed and will no longer be in effect beginning in 2019. Healthcare Reform News Update for July 1, 2020 Oklahoma Voters ApproveContinue reading “The Affordable Care Act”

Implicit Bias and Healthcare, Part ii

Even though health professionals will deny conscious bias when asked, it has manifested into severe forms of abuse within healthcare. One historical example is the Tuskegee syphilis study, in which Black men were targeted to determine the effects of untreated, latent syphilis even though there was a cure and treatment for the disease (Marcelin etContinue reading “Implicit Bias and Healthcare, Part ii”