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The NSPA Blog

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 »

Why do I call myself an ”empathy enthusiast”?

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Posted on October 13th, 2020 by Guest Blogger, under Inspiring Stories, Patient Advocacy, Something New

Recently, I have been getting this question a lot, and I think it deserves an explanation. I think a lot about healthcare, probably more than I should. The thought became “me” in a way that I just naturally think about it all the time... Continue Reading »

Cold or Flu or COVID-19?

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Posted on October 1st, 2020 by Bettina Carlson, under Infections, Tips & Resources

It’s cold and flu “season” again. Yet this year it is quite unique with COVID-19 still being part of our lives, and its symptoms similar to those of the cold and the flu, which is likely to cause us more uncertainties and great concern as to... Continue Reading »

Health and Retirement Planning: Top Tips

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Posted on August 24th, 2020 by Guest Blogger, under Sandwich Generation, Take Charge, Tips & Resources

The process of planning for long-term health in retirement often boiled down to a few simple efforts. You might simply be anticipating a switch to Medicare when you turn 65, putting money away in a retirement fund when you’re able to, and leaving... Continue Reading »