What People are Saying About RN Patient Advocates
RN Patient Advocacy in The News
Private Patient Advocates Help Navigate the Medical Maze, Chicago Tribune, May 2015 * This article spotlights an iRNPA Graduate.
Do You Need A Health Detective
... Call your RN Patient Advocate!
RNPA Intensive - Learning Experience
“In a year’s time after taking the RNPA Learning Intensive, my career, my health, my family, my very life has been transformed. I am forever grateful” — Karen DiMarco, RN, iRNPA
“The way of the future of nursing...an absolute must if you want to make and be the difference in righting the wrongs of healthcare. Kare is a wonderful mentor who has put her soul into this program. Passion, Vision, Perseverance.” — Lana Benton, RN, iRNPA
“The forethought, experience, openness, philosophy and preparation provides all the tools, thought process, and confidence to begin and succeed as an iRNPA.” — Leta Gill, RN, iRNPA
“My experience attending the iRNPA program was a refreshing one, to say the least. This program was packed with life changing information that is not readily taught or available to RN's. This program equipped me with the tools I need to be an iRNPA! If you are ready for a change after working for many years in the clinical setting, and are driven to help patients and families, this is the program for you! Karen is a wealth of knowledge that is unmatched in the advocacy process.” — Jamie Long
“Thank you so much for putting together such an incredible RN PA intensive course! It is truly intensive but so worth it! I learned a lot and will be using the Medical Time Line and lab spreadsheet with as many clients as i can. All great information and can’t wait to get my speaking engagements lined up now that I have your fantastic power points!” — Nan Wetherhorn, Health Care Advisor, www.healthcareadvisornan.com
News You Can Use
Use it or lose it! 32% reduced risk of dementia if you keep your brain very active! 48% greater risk if you do not. Wait! There is more. . .ShareThis
A study published in the journal Neurology, described in HealthDay, explains the amazing finding that “one-third of people die in old age with little or no signs of problems with thinking, learning or memory, yet when brain autopsies are done, they actually have clear evidence of Alzheimer's disease” -Robert S. Wilson, Ph.D., professor, neurological sciences and behavioral sciences, Rush University Medical Center)"They [technically] have the disease, but it's not expressed clinically.”
How does doing intellectually challenging activities save your brain function? Professor Wilson explains “The brain tries to constantly adapt to the challenges it's asked to do. [It] is experience dependent. Activities that are sustained are going to impact its structure and function. And cognitive circuits that are elaborately structured and functioning very well are able to adapt when the inevitable onslaught of aging occurs."
So how can we do this? Start quilting, tying flies, going birding. Learn Morse code or Italian! There are thousands of interesting hobbies to develop that engage your brain in learning activities – that include a combination of challenges and the need to focus and concentrate. READ! Read every day. Learn something new every day. Crosswords or Sudoku are okay, but not enough.
And move…daily physical activity is a critical factor as well.
Here’s to saving our brains. Read on. . .
What’s in your teeth may be causing your high blood pressure…and be a cause factor of heart attacks and strokes. How does that happen?ShareThis
Nicholas Gonzalez, MD, explains: “According to a research paper published in the 2011 issue of The Journal of Clinical Hypertension, mercury affects the heart and blood vessels in several ways:”
- Mercury in your body increases inflammation
- It causes thrombosis (the formation of blood clots in the veins)
- Mercury contributes to abnormal endothelial function (remember that the endothelium is the thin layer of cells that lines the interior surface of your arteries and is a prime indicator of cardiovascular health or disease)
- Mercury impairs the immune system
- It interferes with the production of energy in your cells
- Mercury causes high blood pressure