While word of the coronavirus has been in the news for a while, this week has really turned our world upside down. You are being inundated with messages and I would encourage you to continue to look at the Center for Disease Control and World Health Organization for reliable information. However, we find ourselves in [...]
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2020 Conference Venue: Techny Towers 2/21/2020 – by Annemarie Halfpap Built in 1899 by a German order of priests, Techny Towers Conference and Retreat Center is something to behold. I had the privilege of a guided tour in January 2020 in preparation for the Health Ministries Association (HMA) conference, to be held there [...]
Check back for more at hmassoc.org over the month of February - American Heart Month The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute at NIH has new and creative tools to raise awareness about heart health and to help prevent heart disease. On January 21, CMS finalized a decision to cover acupuncture for Medicare patients with [...]
On January 7, 2020, a novel or new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was identified in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. The numbers of confirmed cases and deaths are increasing and both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization are closely monitoring this outbreak have made recommendations for clinicians and the public. The [...]
New Year Every morning after I get out of bed and feed the cats who are clamoring for breakfast, I step outside. Whatever the conditions—cold, warm, dark, sunny, cloudy, rainy, clear—a few moments out in the new morning wakes my mind and centers my spirit. The Sun is still burning, the Earth is still turning, [...]
This time of year, I always feel conflicted. The holidays and old year are over, the New Year has begun. There seems to be pressure to commit to some resolutions (strongly dislike that word) that you may or may not keep. Just as there is a New Year beginning, I am acutely aware that it [...]
What good have I done today? I have a practice, one that I think is very effective in keeping me organized and on task. It may be annoying to my family, but for me it is a must have. It is the alarm setting on my phone. As many of you do, I set my [...]
“Faith Based Approaches to Cultivate Healthier Communities”, HMA’s 30th anniversary conference and celebration, is a happy memory. What an uplifting gathering of learning from each other and from guest speakers, of good food and fellowship, of singing and dancing (yes, there was a conga line jiving during the gala evening!), of prayer and meditation, of [...]
2019 National HMA Conference Faith Based Approaches to Cultivate Healthier Communities October 11-14, 2019, Erlanger, KY Nursing Continuing Education Update St. Elizabeth Medical Center d.b.a. St. Elizabeth Healthcare is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers Commission on Accreditation. ANCC Provider Number P0171. Speakers and planners for [...]
Not so long ago I was writing a special letter to and on behalf of Health Ministries Association, expressing sorrow and encouragement after the mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA. I’m compelled today to write another such letter, moved by grief, pain, and yes, anger. We have witnessed, or experienced, [...]