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  • Facing the Future

    In the movies, 2010 has been portrayed as a year of odyssey, finding answers to difficult questions and then finding a way to work together with others toward a common goal. That view sums up my entire list of New Year's resolutions this year, and if I do it right, my journey will take me to new personal and professional goals. For the umpteenth ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on January 6, 2010
  • Drummer Boy Delivers Exceptional Gift to Father

    There has never been a heart attack in my family, at least not within the boundaries of my memory. Family members have succumbed to cancers of various types; for counter balance, a fortunate handful have made it well into old age. But a couple days before Christmas I learned that my brother-in-law, still ''young'' (meaning not yet eligible for ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on December 28, 2009
  • Take It All Off, Part 4

    Just when you least expect it, great advice pops up.      ''The Association of Weight and Health Promotion Practices of Middle Aged Women'' is the erudite title of the doctoral dissertation of Ann Townsend, DrNP, MSN, APRN-BC, RN and director of Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center Outpatient Heart Failure Center in Camden, NJ. ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on August 27, 2009
  • Take It Off, Take It All Off

    Relax, the headline was meant only to get your attention. What I want all of us to take off is extra poundage. And yes, I know, I know... you don't want to hear one more holier-than-thou voice saying ''you really ought to lose some weight...'' or ''you have a pretty face but...''. I understand, I've been there. I've been up and down and all over ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on July 29, 2009