Autumn Approaches As autumn approaches in this long, hard year, perhaps we look forward to new things. The beauty of trees full of colorful leaves, for example. Or here in the desert Southwest, we hope for an end to our long, very hot and dry summer. Or maybe new or renewed programs in your health [...]
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Labor Day was created to celebrate the workingmen and workingwomen of our country. It has traditionally been a day for rest and relaxation. It also seems to mark the “end of summer”. In the past kids were back in traditional school, fall schedules were being made and mumblings of “the holidays are just around the [...]
By Guest Vloger Deborah Dixson, BSN, RN-BC As a young woman approaching adulthood, my life began to blossom in so many directions. I am the oldest child of 4 children. In the 3rd grade I knew that I wanted to become a nurse. While in high school I became a Candy Striper at Pontiac General [...]
One of my favorite poets, Maya Angelou said, “As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” This quote on self-care could not be more simply put. We are in the business of tending to others, this is our job, our calling, our [...]
By Guest Vloger Denise Viker, BSN, RN, HMA Vice-President Join our own Denise Viker as she shares ideas on how to Stay Healthy Mentally During a Pandemic. https://youtu.be/FvWmSVYBUQ0
by Julie Ruchniewicz, BSN, RN, HMA Executive Director Back in March when it became painfully evident that life was going to be different from now on, there was much brainstorming. I knew that my ministry was going to have to adapt quickly. The Buddy System was created and put in to place. We thought of [...]
By Guest Blogger Helen Bhagwandin During this most unprecedented time of our lives, I know many of us have done things we did not think we would be doing. Well, it was the second Sunday of Lent after an evening Lenten service when I found out that we might have a positive COVID-19 case in [...]
By Guest Blogger Ruth Syre, FCN This piece was originally written as an online devotion for the church I belong to and serve as a Faith Community Nurse: Winter Park Presbyterian, Wilmington, NC. We began sharing online devotions early on in the pandemic, as we were forced to find alternative ways to be church and [...]
By now you have been inundated with messages on the virus, how many tested, how many deaths, possible vaccines, phases of reopening and how this will affect our lives going forward. You have listened to the news on racial tensions, police brutality, looting and violence. All valid and extremely important information. However, sometimes I find [...]
To all of my HMA friends, no matter your age, please take the time to read this article linked below. Not the easiest topic, but timely. When we are hearing the deaths from COVID, these numbers are translated to lives. People. Family members. NOW is the time to pull out your advanced directives and read [...]