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Peonies and Hope

Peonies and Hope

Posted by on Dec 23, 2017 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Coronary artery disease, Diabetes mellitus, Erectile dysfunction, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hypertension, Infertility, Kidney stones, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Stroke, Urinary incontinence, Urinary tract infection | 2 comments

“People are like peonies, they need a good hard frost to bring out the character.” ~Francis “Doc” Winter “Doc” Winter was a Midwesterner.  Born in Iowa in 1931, in the midst of the Great Depression, he grew up on a small farm.  He knew about hard frosts. Struggle, pain and suffering are part of life.  Joy, love and...

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Why Wash Your Hands? Hand washing 101

Why Wash Your Hands?  Hand washing 101

Posted by on Aug 31, 2015 in Blog | 1 comment

Did you know that many people don’t wash their hands after using the bathroom? EWWWWWW! So, who are these backsliders?  You might one. Is This Really a Problem? Ninety-six percent of Americans say it is a good idea to wash up after bathroom time and 85% of parents intend to teach their kids to wash hands after using the toilet. But, it’s not what...

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What is Sepsis?

What is Sepsis?

Posted by on Aug 25, 2015 in Blog | 1 comment

Recent stories from the  Sepsis Alliance website are alarming.  People are healthy one day, feel crummy the next, then either die, or spend a long time in ICUs to survive with “life changing challenges.” For example, Elden Bailey (age 47) told his sister one Friday that he “didn’t feel too good.” Two days later, he was admitted to ICU and...

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No Mozart Effect? Music and Health

No Mozart Effect?  Music and Health

Posted by on Aug 17, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

“Where words fail, music speaks” ~Hans Christian Andersen “No Mozart Effect” You spent hours with earphones on your bulging belly, playing Mozart, hoping your unborn child would be a genius. Fast-forward 14 years, you’ve got a hormone crazed teen with nothing on his mind but Taylor Swift. Since 1993, the media’s promoted Mozart’s music...

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The Evolution of Medicine [Infographic]

The Evolution of Medicine [Infographic]

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

An incredible infographic and historical timeline by Best Medical Degrees. Source: BestMedicalDegrees.com More data:   The Evolution of Medicine Modern medicine has helped lead to a surge in average life expectancy, which was only about 36 in the late 1800s. With humans routinely living into their 100s, advances in medical science are to thank....

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Happiness: Philosophy, Psychology or Economics

Happiness:  Philosophy, Psychology or Economics

Posted by on Feb 6, 2014 in Blog | 13 comments

The search for happiness What is happiness anyway?  The creator of Snoopy had a great answer… “Happiness is a warm puppy.” ― Charles M. Schulz           Some people might not agree. In fact, happiness has been the subject of philosophers, economists and psychologists. Is happiness a philosophical concept or an...

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Bullying in Nursing and Its Impact on Care

Bullying in Nursing and Its Impact on Care

Posted by on Jan 30, 2014 in Blog | 11 comments

Do nurses eat their young? Renee Thompson asks.  The answer may surprise you.   “Nurses know we eat our young.  Some nurses think it’s good to “toughen up” the new nurses. In reality it’s not. It decreases confidence and competence. “ Renee Thompson, nurse, author, educator and advocate for workplace change, is making it her...

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Vitamin D, Sunshine and Health

Vitamin D, Sunshine and Health

Posted by on Jan 26, 2014 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Coronary artery disease, Prostate cancer | 0 comments

Roll Out Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer Researchers, especially epidemiologists, look for patterns. And they found patterns when they looked at the places where people are most likely to get cancer. They found that there is more cancer in people living in higher latitudes, that is, closer to the arctic. So they started thinking and figuring out this...

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Communicating about “Dr. Google”

Communicating about “Dr. Google”

Posted by on Oct 30, 2013 in Blog | 1 comment

In 2007 Scott Haig, an orthopedic surgeon, wrote “When a patient is a Googler” which was published in Time Magazine.  He describes a patient that he names Susan, the “queen of Googlers.” “Every doctor knows patients like this. They’re called ‘brainsuckers.'” His article praises patients that are nurses and...

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“I’d Never Heard of Melanoma”

“I’d Never Heard of Melanoma”

Posted by on Aug 26, 2013 in Blog, Melanoma | 0 comments

Growing up, Colleen Bronstein spent all summer at her family’s summer home at the beach and when she married they had a pool and visited the beach house twice a year.  Fair skinned, freckled and Irish she loved the outdoors. Knowing the Signs “I had an itchy spot on my back for a year or so and when I went to see my family doctor about something...

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Introducing Medivizor!

Introducing Medivizor!

Posted by on Nov 13, 2012 in Blog | 13 comments

It’s been awhile since my last blog post. I apologize, I’ve been busy. I’ve spent most of my time helping several startups get off the ground, some of which you’ll hear more about very soon. Among these, and the one I’ve spent the bulk of my energy on, is Medivizor. Over the next few weeks and months I’ll be sharing in this blog about the...

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