Weekend Reading: Big News, Bugs & Drugs, Bugs on the Run, Be Thankful 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: Big News, Bugs & Drugs, Bugs on the Run, Be Thankful

One of the greatest medical miracles was the discovery of the first antibiotic, penicillin, by Alexander Fleming in 1928. But penicillin was not called an antibiotic. The term antibiotic in medicine would not come until…

Weekend Reading: Hitting the Headlines, Highs & Lows, Changing Things Up, & Storied Pasts 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: Hitting the Headlines, Highs & Lows, Changing Things Up, & Storied Pasts

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month – a disease that affects more than 37 million Americans, with 1 in 5 of those affected not knowing they have it. A staggering 1/3 of the US adult…

Half of Dentists Say Patients Are Coming to Appointments While High 640 356 AEPC Health

Half of Dentists Say Patients Are Coming to Appointments While High

TUESDAY, Nov. 8, 2022 (HealthDay News) — More and more nervous patients are showing up stoned for dental appointments, often forcing dentists to postpone treatment until the patient sobers up, new survey data shows. As…

Weekend Reading: Real News, Reality Check , Someone’s Reality, and Really? 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: Real News, Reality Check , Someone’s Reality, and Really?

November begins with an ending – the end of daylight saving time. Daylight saving time officially ends for most people in the U.S. on Sunday, November 6, at 2 am, when clocks are set one…

Weekend Reading: No Illusion, Don’t Be Tricked, Pick Your Poison & Lift Your Spirits 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: No Illusion, Don’t Be Tricked, Pick Your Poison & Lift Your Spirits

October is nearly behind us, but not before the widely popular celebration of Halloween on Monday. It’s a time for transforming an ordinary pumpkin into a Jack-o-Lantern and putting spooky decorations in yards and windows.…

Weekend Reading: Focal Point, Taking a Toll, Under the Radar, & Matters of Time 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: Focal Point, Taking a Toll, Under the Radar, & Matters of Time

Ever feel stressed and overwhelmed at work? Well, you are not alone. According to the 2021 Work and Wellbeing Survey from the American Psychological Association, 3 in 5 employees reported negative impacts of work-related stress, including lack…

Money Talk, Paying the Tab, Bottom Line, & Priceless 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Money Talk, Paying the Tab, Bottom Line, & Priceless

Hear it, believe it, repeat it. That’s how information, whether true based on facts,  knowingly false or misleading is shared. There are myths, sometimes referred to as urban legends or old wives’ tales, which are…

News Watch, Seeing Pink, The Color of Money, & True Colors 2121 1414 AEPC Health

News Watch, Seeing Pink, The Color of Money, & True Colors

Colorful language has been around for centuries. No, not colorful language as in swearing or profanity. Rather using colors to describe not only the visual hue of something but also human emotions. It’s common today…

Making Waves, SOS, Turn the Corner & Scuttlebutt 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Making Waves, SOS, Turn the Corner & Scuttlebutt

September is nearly in the books!  Labor Day, back to school, the 1st day of fall are all now just memories. Likewise other events, whether in our everyday lives or at home and abroad have been stored with other memories…

Something New, Money Changes Everything, Brainstorming, and Come Spy With Me 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Something New, Money Changes Everything, Brainstorming, and Come Spy With Me

It’s official – summer is over. Although Labor Day may seem like the end of summer with vacations in the rear-view mirror, it is not. Summer officially ended on Thursday with the autumn, or fall, equinox. Unlike other events that…

An Ounce of Prevention, Living Longer, Behaving Royally and A Touch of Royalty 2121 1414 AEPC Health

An Ounce of Prevention, Living Longer, Behaving Royally and A Touch of Royalty

Children are sometimes asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”, although psychologists like Adam Grant have numerous reasons as to why this should not be posed. Many of us were asked this question and…

This Just In, Saving Lives, Bad Actors & Oddly Enough 2121 1414 AEPC Health

This Just In, Saving Lives, Bad Actors & Oddly Enough

People always seem to have something to talk about – whether communicated verbally, electronically, using sign language or pen and paper. The communication can be callous or empathetic. Judgmental or understanding. Clear or convoluted.  Boring…

Weekend Reading: Front Page News, On a Beach, Back to School & In Their Eyes 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: Front Page News, On a Beach, Back to School & In Their Eyes

As the 3-day weekend Labor Day holiday kicks off, it is a perfect time to remember the timeless words of President John F. Kennedy: “We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a…

Weekend Reading: News Splash, Making Waves, Against the Tide & It’s In the Water 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: News Splash, Making Waves, Against the Tide & It’s In the Water

I am guilty. Growing up, my parents had a hard and fast rule – you can’t swim for an hour after eating. This rule was likewise dutifully enforced by my grandparents. I remember many times abandoning a partially…

Just In, Somebody’s Story, Provider Perils, and In the End 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Just In, Somebody’s Story, Provider Perils, and In the End

The two leading healthcare stories of the week are big, very big – and both happened on Tuesday. Is “very big” the correct descriptor? Better words may be those picked-up on a hot mic whispered…

Weekend Reading: The Word on the Street, Go Deep, All the Lonely People and Sweet Finds 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: The Word on the Street, Go Deep, All the Lonely People and Sweet Finds

There was no shortage of healthcare news in the headlines this week. Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) that includes healthcare provisions that will lower prescription drug costs for people with Medicare, reduce Medicare…

Weekend Reading: In the News, On Repeat, Food for Thought, & There was a Time 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: In the News, On Repeat, Food for Thought, & There was a Time

At local fairs, carnivals, and amusement parks across the country, you are likely to encounter the guessing game amongst the midway booths. You simply “step right up” and if the booth attendant fails to guess your age, weight,…

In the News, Every Breath, Don’t Be Fooled, and In the Air 2121 1414 AEPC Health

In the News, Every Breath, Don’t Be Fooled, and In the Air

Throughout history, people have justifiably feared diseases that could not be prevented or effectively treated. In the early 20th century, around 675,000 people in the U.S. died from the Spanish flu because there were no…

Be Under No Illusion, It’s a Kind of Magic, Feels Like Magic, It’s Magic! 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Be Under No Illusion, It’s a Kind of Magic, Feels Like Magic, It’s Magic!

With wand in hand, the magician speaks the familiar words, abracadabra, and poof a rabbit comes out of an empty top hat! Next the magician tells “you to pick a card, any card” from the…

“Help” Care News, Teenage Nightmare, Troubled Waters, Getting Your Goat 2121 1414 AEPC Health

“Help” Care News, Teenage Nightmare, Troubled Waters, Getting Your Goat

Imagine for a moment that you are once again a teenager. Perhaps you were argumentative, defied rules at school and home or engaged in other behaviors that made your parents more than cringe. Your parents took away certain privileges,…

News Briefs, Proverbs of Truth, Risky Business, and Food for Thought 2121 1414 AEPC Health

News Briefs, Proverbs of Truth, Risky Business, and Food for Thought

Welcome to another edition of Weekend Reading! Moms, grandmothers, and aunts are often credited with using well-known catchy, or maybe not so catchy, phrases to teach children values and life lessons. You likely have heard…

Weekend Reading: Self – Evident, But Not to Everyone; Life – Making It Better; Created Equal versus Treated Equal; and Pursuit of Happiness 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: Self – Evident, But Not to Everyone; Life – Making It Better; Created Equal versus Treated Equal; and Pursuit of Happiness

What’s not to like about the month of July? How can you not like a month that starts off with a long weekend? The Fourth of July, also known as Independence Day, has been a federal holiday in the…

Weekend Reading: Center Court, Vantage Point, In My Life and Pretty Unusual 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: Center Court, Vantage Point, In My Life and Pretty Unusual

America was founded on the beliefs of liberty and rights. In 1776, the signers of the Declaration of the Independence proclaimed that all men have “certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of…

Weekend Reading: Yesterday is Here, Money for Nothing, The Weight of the World, There was A Time 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: Yesterday is Here, Money for Nothing, The Weight of the World, There was A Time

This Sunday, June 19th, marks the second observance of the Juneteenth National Independence Day (Juneteenth) federal holiday. Often referred to as the “2nd Independence Day” it commemorates the day, more than two months after the end of the Civil War, when…

In the Limelight, For Better or For Worse, Something’s Changed -Something’s Rearranged & Just Wondering Why 2121 1414 AEPC Health

In the Limelight, For Better or For Worse, Something’s Changed -Something’s Rearranged & Just Wondering Why

Heraclitus of Ephesus (c. 535 BC – 475 BC) was a Greek philosopher, who like his predecessors, sought to understand the universe. Heraclitus is sometimes referred to as the “Riddler” because his philosophies were stated in a paradoxical form. He…

Newsworthy, Do You Know My Name?, Diagnosis: Broken, & Seems Fishy 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Newsworthy, Do You Know My Name?, Diagnosis: Broken, & Seems Fishy

With May and the long Memorial Day weekend in the books, it was back to our weekday routine this week. We knew the return to our weekday schedule was closing in with each passing hour of the long weekend.…

Weekend Reading: Again, Again & Again, Playing the Long Game, Never Forgotten and A Little Weekend Color 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: Again, Again & Again, Playing the Long Game, Never Forgotten and A Little Weekend Color

Many Americans will enjoy a 3-day weekend in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. For many, Memorial Day is a time for barbecues, picnics, parades and perhaps a mini vacation. Memorial Day is often considered the unofficial kick-off of summer…

Weekend Reading: News Briefs, Mind the Money, Baby Baby & Looking Back 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: News Briefs, Mind the Money, Baby Baby & Looking Back

There was no shortage of healthcare news this week. On the COVID-19 front, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that around 45% of the U.S. population are deemed either a “medium” or “high” COVID-19 community level…

Weekend Reading: Numbers Tell the Story, Hard Times, Everybody Hurts, and Ever Wonder? 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: Numbers Tell the Story, Hard Times, Everybody Hurts, and Ever Wonder?

Feeling stressed lately? You are not alone. The American Psychological Association (APA) partnered with The Harris Poll survey to look at how people in the US were dealing with stress over the past two years. The original survey took…

Weekend Reading: It’s the News, It’s My Choice, Or Is It? It’s My Story, It’s Limitless 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: It’s the News, It’s My Choice, Or Is It? It’s My Story, It’s Limitless

History was made this week with the leak of an initial draft majority Supreme Court opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade, effectively ending federal protection of abortion rights.The Supreme Court released a statement stating that the leaked draft was genuine, but…

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