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Seriously?

Angie Szumlinski News

As if the COVID-19 pandemic wasn’t enough, we chuckle about the COVID-19 weight gain and still mask up when we are in crowds. Now scientists have found that the virus attacks fat tissue (I prefer the term adipose tissue)! Seriously? What science has found is that not only does the virus attack fat cells, but it can also create an …

RN/NP – Question of Insurance

Kasie Cousino News

The subject of liability insurance for nurse practitioners (NPs) was discussed in a recent article published in Medscape. This article brought up two key points in insurance considerations for NPs working as an RN that the NP and the facility should consider. First, is the NP an employee or an independent contractor?  In senior living, most nurses are hired as …

FLU Vaccines and COVID Boosters

Angie Szumlinski News

Flu season is upon us, we are hearing of flu outbreaks around the country and that the virus is somewhat more virulent this year! The CDC recommends that adults over the age of 18 receive a COVID-19 booster ALONG WITH their annual flu vaccine. Makes sense, right? A one-stop-shop, a poke in each arm and you are armed to fight …

Let’s See That Smile!

Angie Szumlinski News

As we get through the holidays, new and virulent variants of the COVID-19 virus are striking all over the world. Additionally, influenza is beginning to show up and appears to be very contagious and debilitating. So, what are we to do? How do we enjoy our families, while staying safe? According to the CDC, vaccination is the only way to …

Inflammatory Arthritis

Angie Szumlinski News

Have you ever tried to get out of bed in the morning only to find your back is so stiff you need to literally roll off the side of the bed? Maybe you played weekend warrior and are paying for it the following day but if this is a “new norm” for you it might be time to see a …

Cluttered Room

Clutter-Free Environment

Angie Szumlinski News

What does this mean to you? Think about it, every care plan/service plan for residents with memory loss and/or risk for falls says, “keep room clutter-free”. So, what exactly does that mean? We have seniors who have lived in cluttered homes their entire lives, some are even hoarders, and they have managed without our care plan/service plan of “clutter-free environment” …

Weight Stigma

Angie Szumlinski News

Across the world, it remains legal to discriminate against people because of their weight. The scope of anti-discrimination laws has offered protection for socially stigmatized groups who are treated unfairly for characteristics viewed as “immutable”, such as race, whereas societal views of body weight continue to perpetuate notions that weight is both changeable and an individual’s fault, and therefore, undeserving …

You’ve Been Waiting!

Angie Szumlinski News

I know you have been waiting for me to share good news for a change, right? Well, here it is for all of you JAVA lovers! In a recent study published by the American Gastroenterological Association, coffee was found to be associated with a reduced risk of liver disease! To be more specific, “liver stiffness” (not really clear what that …

Happy New Year!

Angie Szumlinski News

Welcome to 2022! Each year we enter the new year with great hope that it will be healthier and more prosperous than the last! We enter with enthusiasm, with new goals and resolutions and a renewed energy that can’t be replicated in February! Sadly, however, many of us don’t succeed in keeping our resolutions or reaching our goals. Why do …

Diets

Angie Szumlinski News

Everyone I know, with few exceptions, has been on a diet in their lifetime. There are so many out there, it is hard to keep up, right? Adkins, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, low-carbohydrate, low-fat, etc. but most recently Gluten-free has taken center stage. So, what does Gluten-free really mean, and does it help in weight loss if you don’t have …