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The NSPA Blog

Patient Advocacy’s Power in Giving Voice to Minority Clients

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Posted on March 12th, 2021 by Bettina Carlson, under COVID-19 Stories, Diversity, Healthcare Reform, Patient Advocacy, Social

Racial Disparity in Healthcare COVID-19, with its large-scale impact on our entire country (and beyond), has exposed what many already know - the disparities in healthcare; and it propelled them into our consciousness! One of the disparities is... Continue Reading »

Back Care and Scoliosis treatment thru Yoga Therapy

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Posted on February 17th, 2021 by Guest Blogger, under Alternative Therapies, Integrative Health Care, Physical Health, Take Charge

Building Strength, Improving Alignment, Inspiring Hope Back pain is so common now that it is compared to the common cold in incidence (and it has grown significantly in this epidemic). It is one of the most common reasons for doctor... Continue Reading »

A Day In The Neighborhood. What Would Mr. Rogers Say?

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Posted on February 3rd, 2021 by Bettina Carlson, under Senior Orphans, Seniors, Take Charge

Just recently, after a busy and rewarding day at work, after I took care of my family, I sat down to engage in a frivolous guilty pleasure - checking out the world on Facebook. And up pops a notification from my neighborhood's Facebook page. Since... Continue Reading »

The Mediterranean Diet

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Posted on January 20th, 2021 by Guest Blogger, under Nutrition, Take Charge, Tips & Resources

Many of us probably made the common New Year's resolution to eat better this year! Especially with COVID-19 lingering around, we understand how vital it is to improve our overall health. But how are we to implement that? What diet to pick? There... Continue Reading »

Frustration in Times of COVID

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Posted on December 22nd, 2020 by Bettina Carlson, under COVID-19 Stories, Mental Health, Social Distancing, Take Charge

  Are we more frustrated or aggressive? The COVID crisis is challenging many, if not most of us, creating frustrations on a widespread level that we have not experienced in a long, long time. We can feel this throughout our communities... Continue Reading »

Cultural Considerations in Health Care

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Posted on December 7th, 2020 by Bettina Carlson, under Caregiving, Leadership, Patient Advocacy, Something New

Today, I repost this blog post from September 2019. Due to COVID-19 restriction, hospitals, and congregate-care facilities, and to some degree medical offices, often don't allow anyone but the patient inside. Misunderstandings based on cultural... Continue Reading »

My Father’s Death During The Pandemic

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Posted on October 30th, 2020 by Bettina Carlson, under COVID-19 Stories, Death & Dying, Patient Advocacy, Seniors

My father died three months into the coronavirus pandemic. Not of COVID-19. But because of despair and a broken heart.  He was 83 years old. He lived in a beautiful Assisted Living facility, with great staff members. He had his own room... Continue Reading »