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Hispanic physicians must take a leadership role for true health equity

Are You A Lemon Or A Cherry? Straight Talk at the NBNA

A Spiritual Reflection On Our Ownership to Health

Nurse's week

Happy May! As we welcome spring with new bright green grass and colorful, fragrant flowers; it’s time to celebrate two important events. The first of which was Nurses Week (May 6 – 12th).

Nurse’s week  celebrates the many accomplishments of this notable profession. President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation on March 25, 1982 proclaiming May 6, 1982 to be “National Recognition Day for Nurses.” The week ends on May 12th, which is the birthday of the world’s most famous nurse, Florence Nightingale.   While nursing has changed through the years and our roles expanded, nursing is still ranked by Gallup as the most trusted profession.

This year’s theme is:  “Nursing: the Balance of Mind, Body, and Spirit.” Many healthcare organizations recognize the value nurses bring to the healthcare arena by acknowledging their nursing team and recognizing those who have gone above and beyond.  There are over 3.6 million nurses in the United States who serve to heal, educate comfort, console and lead.

The second event I want to highlight is Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 14th.  It’s a day where we take the time to acknowledge our mothers and show them how much we appreciate them.  This year make a commitment and have a healthy care conversation with your mom.  Our moms are so busy taking care of others, they forget to take care of themselves.

Women are disproportionately impacted by joint pain and arthritis.  Physician diagnosed arthritis is more common in women and women of color suffer more severe joint pain. Physical activity helps relieve joint pain and improve physical function and can break the vicious cycle.

So this Mother’s Day, forget the chocolate and take a walk with your mom.   It could lead to a longer healthier life for you both.

 

Why I Believe: Tamara Huff

  Orthopedic Surgeon Tamara Huff is an engaging surgeon in Waycross, GA. She is an ardent supporter of creating ways to engaging patients in their health care. Why are you committed to the Movement is life Caucus?   I believe I can contribute and help the Hispanic and Latino Community to get health care and improve […]

Why I Believe: Jannifer Harper

Dr. Jannifer Harper is a board certified Internist and Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer at Anthem and shared with us her reasons why she is part of the Movement is Life Caucus and our efforts to fight health care disparities

Why are you committed to the Movement is life Caucus?   I am committed to the Movement is Life Caucus because it is our future.

Why are fighting disparities important? To improve the health of our country’s population to in order to leave a healthier generation for our children.

What is one way to fight unconscious bias? You have to spend time with people who are different than you.

Since the caucus is about movement, can you tell us one thing you do in your health and wellness journey? I enjoy walking and using various fitness apps to track my food intake.

What is one health and wellness resource you value? I value relationships like the ones I have with my family.