Uh Oh, It's Flu Season! What You Need to Know About Flu Vaccination

From The Huffington Post

Media reports from just about every corner of the country are cautioning that Americans could be in for a particularly intense flu season this year, with many medical experts more...

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How one smart cookie demonstrates 7 tricks to smooth communication when offering tea.

10:30 sharp. Green cup with the cracked glaze. Half teaspoon sugar, half teaspoon Equal. That’s more...

Comfort in Life’s Final Chapter

From The Bronx Free Press:

Having a terminally ill family member is a difficult experience, especially when it comes time to make the decision to stop treatments and move toward end-of-life care.


Sandy's mental health impact looms large

From Newsday:

Kathy and Mark Michaels huddled in the attic of their Long Beach home as Superstorm Sandy turned streets into canals, ripped apart the iconic boardwalk and snapped electrical lines. As more...

Doctors help Sandy victims in distress

From News 12 Brooklyn:


Wednesday marks two years since Superstorm Sandy ripped through the borough, and health care workers say they are still helping those in distress from the storm.

Doctors with more...

Palliative Care or Hospice? It's Not About Giving Up

From The Huffington Post:

Mrs. G., a woman in her 50s, had been receiving disease-directed care for her breast cancer, but her condition reached a point where the treatment was not only failing to have more...

Offering the Gift of Comfort

From The New York Times:

Kei Okada, 55 is a spiritual care counselor for the Visiting Nurse Service of New York. He visited with Edward Harris and his wife, Ruth, at their Manhattan home.

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Mount Sinai, VNSNY nurses cut readmissions

From Crain's New York:

In 2011, Mount Sinai Hospital noticed that a large volume of post-surgical cardiac patients were readmitted with sternal wound infections. With the Visiting Nurse Service of New more...