Open Enrollment: Got Questions? We’ve Got Answers-Part 2

Posted November 21st, 2017

Open enrollment season is upon us! This is the second in our series of blogs summarizing the material from our #getcovered tweet chat and highlighting important facts about open enrollment. Be sure to check the blogs every Tuesday thru December 5th for great tips and tricks to help you navigate the complicated insurance maze. Remember […]


Open Enrollment—Got Questions? We’ve Got Answers

Posted November 14th, 2017

Open enrollment season is upon us! For each of the next four Tuesdays (November 14, 21, 28 and December 5th), I’ll be summarizing the material from our #getcovered tweet chat and highlighting important facts about open enrollment. Be sure to check the blogs weekly for great tips and tricks to help you navigate the complicated […]


“If you don’t suspect it, you can’t detect it!”

Posted November 10th, 2017

November 10th is NET Cancer Day! What is a NET cancer?  NET stands for neuroendocrine tumors. These are rare tumors  found in the gastrointestinal tract, lung, parathyroid, thyroid, pancreas, adrenal and pituitary gland. Recent data suggests that the incidence of NET tumors has increased over the last thirty years, probably due to better diagnostic tests […]


Health Insurance Webinar Series

Posted November 1st, 2017

I never thought I would become an expert in health insurance; especially since it is something I have been lucky enough to always have.  But here I am, an oncology social worker with a special affinity for getting folks educated and informed about health insurance, how it works, how to use it, what to look […]


National Prescription Drug Take Back Day-October 2017

Posted October 24th, 2017

Have you taken a look at your medicine cabinet lately? Aside from cotton swabs, mouthwash and makeup remover, are there old, outdated prescription drugs in your cabinet? How do you dispose of old, outdated, expired or unneeded medications? Flush them down the toilet? Throw them out with your household trash? Not sure? Well, the DEA […]


Fare thee well my bright star

Posted October 11th, 2017

It is with a heavy heart that I write this, the final entry to the Healing Paws blog. Finn, the wonderful therapy dog who was the focus of this blog series, died on August 28th. He had been coping with multiple complications after having his CCL (the dog equivalent of the ACL) repaired in April. […]


There’s an App for That- Medication Reminders

Posted March 31st, 2017

Chances are, if you have cancer or are a cancer survivor, you are taking more than one oral medication. You may be taking pain medications, anxiety or depression medications, anti nausea medications, vitamins/supplements; not to mention medications you may need to manage other health issues like high blood pressure, diabetes or high cholesterol. With all […]


A New Life’s Work: A Multiple Myeloma Story

Posted March 17th, 2017

“Your bones are moth eaten.” That was Michael’s introduction to multiple myeloma. Just a few days earlier, he had taken a trip down the shore with his family. While body surfing, he got pummeled by a wave. It had happened before; he didn’t think much of it. But pain in his neck persisted. He rested. […]


There’s an App for That! Cloud Storage-Part 2

Posted March 9th, 2017

So, you have selected a cloud storage platform…great job! Now it’s time to get your documents into the cloud. Within your cloud storage platform, create a file JUST for medical records. If you want to protect your information, be sure to password protect this file (but be sure someone else knows your password to access […]


There’s an App for That! Cloud Sharing and Storage (part 3 in a series)

Posted March 2nd, 2017

Have you ever wondered what the “cloud” is? Cloud storage is defined as “a cloud computing model in which data is stored on remote servers accessed from the Internet, or “cloud.” It is maintained, operated and managed by a cloud storage service provider on storage servers (https://www.techopedia.com/definition/26535/cloud-storage).” Cloud storage can be very helpful in backing […]