17
Oct

Daddy Helps Mommy with Pre-K Homework

Well, here is an honest moment for all of you mothers out there.  I needed help with our son's Pre-K homework.  Turns out this Super-Mom doesn't know it all after all.
We were almost done with his homework.  The last task was really lots of fun.  It involved cutting and pasting items that rhymed.  Should've been easy as there were only 10 items.  Only one problem, I needed help with 4 out of the 10!  I quickly thought, 'I'm stumped.  I can't believe it.  This is hard.'  Looks like I'll fail if they ever come up with a show titled, "Are You Smarter than a PreK'r?"
The 4 items were pictures of a net, airplane, the number 10, and a chicken ... or so a thought.  Clearly, they don't rhyme.  At the same time, my husband was on an important conference call.  I thought, this will stump him, but I've just got to know the answer to this.  And at least I won't be the only one stumped. Plus, if he's on the phone, he'll never be able to figure it out & I won't look and feel so bad.

Here's the problem, my husband knew the answers!  When I asked him, "How do these rhyme with "net" and "10", he said "jet" and "hen" in a millisecond!  Wow!  I married a genius ... or wait ... is it that I'm now the "slow" one?  How did he do that, while he was busy on the phone?  All I know is, he looks a lot smarter to me.  And now I know I need help with Pre-K homework.  Very humbling moment indeed.  Kudos to all the single parents out there that figure it all out on their own!  You're amazing!  And Daddy, thanks for helping me with our son's homework, you're the best 🙂

4
Oct

Health Care Personnel & the Flu Vaccine

This September, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a statement that they support all healthcare personnel receiving a mandatory annual flu vaccination. The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and The Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) are other organizations that are also are in favor of such a measure.

Does your provider receive the Flu vaccine annually? You may be interested in knowing that bit of information. After all, if an unprotected health care provider becomes ill with the disease, that provider is now a source of the illness and can infect patients and other office staff members without having any intention of doing so.
Currently, the Flu vaccine is a voluntary vaccine for all health care personnel. However, the risks are different for the health care provider versus the patient. If a health care provider gets infected with the Flu, he/she will most likely infect many other patients before he/she is even aware that he/she has the illness. In my case, this could have devastating effects for the children I examine, especially those with chronic diseases such as asthma. Hence, very year I make sure to get the Flu vaccine. Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect myself, my patients, my family, and friends from contracting the Flu.
There is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that stated that last January, approximately 35% of health care workers get Flu vaccinations. Nurses have some of the lowest rates of Flu vaccination.
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