Monthly Archives: February 2013

I wish u knew

I wish u knew… Dr. Charles Simone

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I first met Dr. Charles Simone a few years ago in a basement bar. Back then, he was introduced to me as “Chuck.” Actually, my mother gestured toward him and asked emphatically, “Do you know Chuck?” The stress on his name made me feel like I should know him, but I didn’t. He was friendly–friendly…



Cancerversary

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Anniversaries often conjure up happy thoughts- a wedding anniversary, anniversary of quitting smoking, anniversary of starting a new job.  But when cancer is involved, an anniversary of a different kind becomes part of your memory.  I doubt that most people with diabetes can remember the day they were given this news.  But just about every…



Nutrition Nugget: Meatless Monday

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Meatless Mondays date back to the First World War. During that time, US citizens were encouraged to participate in Meatless Mondays and Wheatless Wednesdays in an attempt to provide food for US soldiers and its allies. The war-time campaign came back during World War II, when meat rations were given to US citizens during the…



Why I Choose Oncology Nursing & How You Too Can Choose This Rewarding Career!

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As I began to write this piece to tell aspiring nursing students why choosing oncology might be a great choice, I reflected on my own haphazard path into oncology. I guess I’d be lying if I said I choose oncology as a nursing specialty when I finished my BSN. Yes, I had a great experience…