Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

Rating Life’s Stressful Events

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

We are a people that are obsessed with lists. We have lists for everything! Let me list some stuff out for you!

Are you interested in buying or checking out a book? Go to the New York Times “best sellers” list before you decide. Do you want to see a movie this weekend? Look in the theatre section of your local paper and see which ten films were the top grossing movies the previous weekend. One of the most effective marketing tools that the “David Letterman Show” ever devised is it’s own skewed version of top ten lists. There is even a book entitled “The Book of Lists”. Put it on your list of things to buy. (more…)

Insurance Services, Part 2

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Know what to ask

The following are some suggested questions to ask when interviewing insurance brokers and reviewing their policies:

* What is not covered by this policy? Are there other policies I should consider purchasing?

* How will an increase in sales or payroll impact this policy? Is this an auditable policy?

* What will you do to help reduce or eliminate losses for my facility? (more…)

Insurance Services, Part 1

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Whether for personal or business reasons, almost everyone has at least one insurance policy to protect themselves or their business from losses. Many people simply trust that the policy they buy is the right one to protect against their most feared losses. After all, most people are not experts at reading and interpreting insurance contracts; that’s what the insurance broker is for. (more…)

Cystic Fibrosis Collectibles

Monday, June 25th, 2012

A windshirt and CDs and bears — oh my.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has a line of holiday gifts sure to please friends and relatives of all ages. (more…)

Professional Nurse and Hospital Reformer. Part 6

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Inspiration From the Crimean War
In 1854, England, France and Turkey declared war on Russia to stop Russia from seizing Turkish land. The medical branch of the British army was failing to provide adequate care for wounded soldiers or those who had caught cholera. Supplies did not reach the wounded, and many died needlessly. (more…)

Professional Nurse and Hospital Reformer. Part 5

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Nightingale’s interests embarrassed her family. When she was 16, Nightingale recorded in her journal that she had heard a call from God to service. Over the next few years, between balls and social outings, Nightingale continually found her greatest rewards in caring for sick people. (more…)

Professional Nurse and Hospital Reformer. Part 4

Friday, June 8th, 2012

The best nurses seem to share special gifts, including: patience, tolerance, respect for the human body, the ability to translate complex medical terms to simpler words, and a brave spirit always ready to embrace the fragility of life. (more…)

Professional Nurse and Hospital Reformer. Part 3

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Through years of pleasure-reading, Nightingale had learned about hospital management. She implemented bells that would ring when a patient needed help, and then remain askew so nurses could easily see who had called. Nightingale was both the chief nurse and administrator and was loved by her patients. Her greatest challenge was to find or help train more nurses. (more…)

Professional Nurse and Hospital Reformer. Part 2

Friday, June 8th, 2012

At the time, not only was it unusual for a wealthy woman to pursue a career, medicine was a man’s profession. There were no professional nurses. Women who did work in the first British hospitals were often portrayed as irresponsible, uneducated, dirty, drunken women with no other alternative for work, except, perhaps, prostitution. (more…)

Professional Nurse and Hospital Reformer. Part 1

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Find a Unique Calling
My grandmother recently underwent a very successful stay at a hospital for a bad case of pneumonia. Her medicine was one partner in her cure — the others were the nurses who helped create a healing environment and atmosphere, carrying on in the spirit of Florence Nightingale’s caring touch. (more…)