You and Your Health

Tanglewood Resident and Paramedic Pam Batey offers advise and tips on nutrition and the very important topic of fitness.

Bullied by a Friend?

No Laughing Matter Unhealthy Mental State of Mind.   Let’s destroy the stigma that comes with the word “bullied.” It can happen to anyone, by anyone, anywhere for any reason. Bullying is faceless and consequently, you may or may not know you are being bullied.  For this reason, being bullied by someone you consider a friend can…

Too Hot to Handle

Temperatures are rising in Tanglewood. And I’m not talking about COVID. It’s been 95 degrees by 10:00 am for several days and now the rainy season is upon us. The Pickleball courts are pretty much empty due to the humidity and rain. The best place to be is either indoors or in the pool for…

When NOT To Wear A Mask

When To Wear A Mask The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently instituted guidelines that people should wear masks, in the form of cloth face coverings, in public settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).    (https://www.hackensackmeridianhealth.org/HealthU/2020/04/20/should-you-wear-a-mask-outside) These new recommendations have people asking,…

If You Had to Choose…

Between Love & Respect Getting right down to the nitty gritty: It has been over a month of shelter in place in the same house with the same man/woman you’ve loved for years.  The marriage vows are now coming to pass, all at once! ‘For better or for worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness…

HIPAA… What does it mean to us?

Can a Non Medical Person Violate HIPAA?Most people misspell the acronym. It’s not spelled like the hippo….The acronym is actually HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) It was designed to provide privacy standards to protect patients’ medical records and other health information provided to Health Plans, Doctors, Hospitals and other Health Care Providers. The…

Work on Earth is All Suspended

No More Traffic in the StreetsThis week has been the hardest so far for me. My medical background tells me this is the right path to take with the COVID-19. Isolation, self quarantine, staying 6 feet away from people when conversing face to face, and don’t touch your face.  Just saying that makes my nose…