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Whooping Cough’s Not Just for Kids: What You Need to Know

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If you think of whooping cough, or pertussis, as a childhood illness, think again. Adults of any age can contract this condition. In fact, in 2019 nearly 25 percent of reported whooping cough cases in...

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Promoting Hospice in the African American Community

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Culture is often a factor in non-acceptance of hospice. Taking care of family members is a way to express respect, gratitude, and dignity. And family members are trusted to make the best end-of-life c...

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Staycation, CNA Style

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Summer has felt crazy this year. The kids are restless and running out of activities to keep them busy. They can’t even swim in the pool because this heat makes it feel like a hot tub. So, they ...

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10 Facts About Monkeypox

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The pandemic has taught us much about the danger of viruses. We know that we can’t ignore infectious diseases or potential signs of illness. You no doubt have been hearing about monkeypox lately. Whil...

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We Are Warriors

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Have you ever read a book or watched a movie that you had an unexpected connection with? I recently found myself connected with a movie I was watching late one night. To set the scene, it was a battle...

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Still Standing: In the Words of CNAs

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“I’m Still Standing” is the theme for CNA Week 2022, based on the song by Elton John. We felt this completely represented how CNAs feel after the last two years. On a Facebook post that re...

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Learning from Each Other

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I entered a long-term care community, showed my badge, and told the receptionist who I was there to see, as I walked toward my patient’s room. I could feel the glare of eyes that said “who are you and...

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What I Learned about Life from Betty White

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When Betty White passed away just short of her 100th birthday, I thought – like many people did – that she was gone too soon. This is because she lived such an amazing exemplary life. So I’ve been thi...