World Mental Health Day

It was World Mental Health Day, on October 10, 2021. Personally, I think we need a whole month to reset. There is so much going on, and if you do not take time to unplug you may feel over whelmed and depressed. There are a few things you can do to ensure you stay balanced,Continue reading “World Mental Health Day”

Redistricting

The Texas Chronicle (2021) stated, Texas has not redrawn the state political lines in 10 years to conform to the census. According to the latest national census, Texas has added almost 4 million people from, 2010-2020. The majority of new residents are people of color. Redistricting should represent the majority in the state. The TexasContinue reading “Redistricting”

National Voter Registration Day!

During the last week of September, was National Voter Registration day: https://nationalvoterregistrationday.org/ The day called for those who are registered to vote, to check their voter registration status and for others that are not registered to vote to take time to register. Hopefully you have become more aware of the political process, and want toContinue reading “National Voter Registration Day!”

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!”