Sit Down Stand Up. A Win for the South Side. iTriage All the Time.

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Casey: “Well, that was a 100-year-old stand up comedian who loves to perform. Our producer found her on YouTube—sitting down doing ‘stand up.’ Proves that laughter is the best medicine at any age.”

Shayne: “How was your week Casey?”

Casey: “Not too bad, fairly uneventful. Of course it usually is. I watched Oprah’s ‘Where Are They Now’ and ’60 Minutes.’ And you Shayne?”

Shayne: “Well I went to beautiful Monterey and spent a few days right on the water. The weather was picture perfect. Had dinner at a beautiful restaurant – right on the water – and then took a midnight stroll – right on the water. I guess you could say it was perfect. Always good to get away. Broadens your horizons, you know.”

Casey: “Yes, so they say. I went to Europe when I was 21. Does that still count for broadening my horizons? That must have been when you were still wearing little coveralls and cowboy boots down in Oklahoma?”

That’s it—another five minutes wasted!!!!

Keeping up with the RNs from National Nurses United—Registered nurses at Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center on Chicago’s South Side reached an agreement with hospital officials on their first ever collective bargaining contract that includes significant improvements in patient care protections. We’ll talk with RN Monica Lloyd from the great city of Chicago about this and more. And did we say Monica is on fire about this good news!?!

Jackson Park RN leaders celebrate tentative agreement.

Jackson Park RN leaders celebrate tentative agreement.

Check out our new strategic partner, iTriageAnd later in the show, if you haven’t found this great app called iTriage, look no further than the Nurse Talk website. iTriage is an amazing resource for everyone. Have a symptom? Go to the iTriage symptom checker. Need information about a disease? You’ll find complete clinical descriptions from A-Z. Is your medical issue an emergency or do you need to find a clinic or hospital near you? Yip, you guessed it; a complete directory of everything in your area including WAIT times. It’s incredible and we use it all the time. You should too. It’s free and it works. We welcome back Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Wayne Guerra for a conversation on this revolutionary tool.

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