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They pulled this article from the John Hopkins website. A Closer Look At Deaths In The U.S. Due To Covid-19. Why? What are they trying to hide from the public eyes? At least the world wide web archives things forever. Gain The Advantage, Alicia Osmera

It’s been over eight months now since the COVID-19 VIRUS hit the United States of America. When President Trumps Coronavirus Task Force first informed us about the virus, we were told it would take 15 Days To Slow the spread of the virus. It’s been eight months since (almost) everyone has been masking, washing hands, social distancing and it’s still here and still spreading! Still, Americans are resilient people. We’ve faced complete… Read More

I don’t know about you, but I am so over the Coronavirus. I was sitting here thinking about some of the words I’m tired of hearing and never want to hear them again, if at all possible. Unprecedented –  without previous instance; never before known or experienced; unexampled or unparalleled: an unprecedented event. No one was expecting a pandemic to hit the whole entire earth.  This word is overused!  After this is… Read More

Burnout is characterized by emotional exhaustion, cynicism, and ineffectiveness in the workplace, and by chronic negative responses to stressful workplace conditions.  Burnout is more likely when employees: Expect too much of themselves. Never feel that the work they are doing is good enough. Feel inadequate or incompetent. Feel unappreciated for their work efforts. Have unreasonable demands placed upon them. Are in roles that are not a good job fit. In this article… Read More

I hope you all had a happy and healthy Easter Sunday last week. Since I am a Respiratory Therapist; I decided to write today’s article about keeping your lungs healthy. Especially due to the COVID 19 Coronavirus and the complications that can arise from this nasty respiratory virus. As you know, breathing is a necessary function of life. What you may not be aware of are the differences between having healthy lungs… Read More

The world is fighting an unseen war. These soliders are not your ordinary man or women dressed in a uniform, carrying guns and ammunition. These soldiers are tiny viral microbe particle that infects a person’s body, causing an automatic response to rage a war within the human body. What military is coming to fight against this mysterious soldier? Just like the past wars of WWI and WWII, the Civil War, the American… Read More

In today’s Self Care Sundays series I want to address mental health for everyone. During this time across the world, mental health care should be addressed not just for those already with behavioral and mental health issues, but our first responders, healthcare professionals, grocery store workers, truck drivers and so many more. Mental health is just as important as physical health. My biggest concern is for my fellow colleagues and what’s going… Read More

The whole world is turned upside down right now. What we once considered to be the “normal” way of life has come to a screeching halt. On Sunday, March 8, 2020, most of us were complaining about the recent daylight savings time change without what seemed like a care in the world. That is until President Trump declared a national emergency on March 13, 2020 due to the rapid spreading of the… Read More

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