Losing someone close to us is one of the most difficult things that we can ever go through. Unfortunately, it is also one of the few things that we are all guaranteed to experience at some point in our lives.
I have already said goodbye to both of my parents, so, I know firsthand the pain and confusion that comes when we lose someone special. I still think about them every day.
It’s every patient’s nightmare. You go into the hospital to treat one problem… only to catch something even worse, while you are recovering!
It’s easy to dismiss healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) as just a function of other people’s paranoia. After all, hospitals are supposed to be the best places to recover from a serious illness or injury. Surely, people are exaggerating about the dangers of staying in the hospital!
Like many women who have found themselves in the role of First Lady, Michelle Obama transcends politics. While the world debates whether her husband, Barack Obama was the best president of all time… or the worst, Michelle’s is supremely popular with the majority of Americans.
In fact, as her family departed the White House, in late 2017, Michelle Obama had an approval rating of 68%. That’s according to this Gallup poll.
Like many grandparents, I live in another city (actually, another country) from one of my grandchildren. So, whenever, I am able to visit her, it is a big deal for both of us.
In the days leading up to my visit, I feel a childish sense of anticipation as I think about all of the fun things that we are going to do together. Then, when I arrive, the warm welcome that I receive charges my little grandma batteries with enough joy to last a year!
For more than 30 years, Fred McFeely Rogers (Mr. Rogers) entertained and educated America’s children. Some of us were lucky enough to be kids when his television show, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, launched, in 1968. Others first experienced this wonderful actor, writer and producer through our children’s interactions with his show.
Let’s imagine a perfectly competitive, market-driven, health care insurance system for a minute. Under such a system, younger people, who get sick less often, would be free to buy stripped-down plans that offer limited coverage.
In addition, insurance companies would be completely free to charge seniors more than any other group – after all, they have the highest health care costs.
Like so many 1960s shows, Lost in Space left its mark on popular culture. Even today, if you say “Danger Will Robinson,” you will be instantly understood, even if the person who you are talking too never watched the show.
We all know that Helen Mirren has a way with words. Her role in The Queen (2006) won her an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. Off the screen, she has used her powerful voice to fight abuse, poverty and hunger. She has also been a tenacious supporter of women’s and senior citizen’s rights.
Whenever we receive a financial windfall, whether it’s an inheritance, tax refund or bonus, it’s tempting to rush out and buy something new and shiny. Like many members of our community, this is exactly what I did when I was younger.
Scamming someone is all about playing on their most basic emotions – fear, greed or love. But, before a scammer can play on your emotions, they first need to gain your confidence. For this reason, more scammers than ever are going to elaborate lengths to pose as people that we trust.