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Miss Sylvia. Will I Ever Wear A Bikini Again? State Of Wealth-Being.Tribute To RNs on the Front Lines.

Welcome once again to Nurse Talk where laughter is the best medicine. Who is Miss Sylvia? Well, for those of you who were fans of Mad TV, (and we are if you haven’t already guessed) Aunt Sylvia was sometimes the school nurse, and sometimes the “fragile” absent minded pharmacist. Here she gives a class lesson on a rather private topic:

Marilyn Kentz
Marilyn Kentz

AND so goes another episode of Nurse Talk. BUT of course there’s more to us than that! Comedian, writer, storyteller, sitcom star Marilyn Kentz chats with Casey and Shayne about her new one woman show Will I Ever Wear A Bikini Again? Some of you may remember Marilyn and her friend and neighbor (from Petaluma, Calif.), Caryl Christensen from their 1990’s hit sitcom “The Mommies.” Marilyn talks about the value of humor in her life as well as the joys of aging without grace!

A tribute to our nurses from National Nurses United and all nurses around the world. As we always report, nurses are at the top of the list every year for being the most admired and respected profession. Nurses take an oath to advocate for their patients and they take it very seriously — sometimes at great peril to themselves. This week we take a look back at 2012 when the nurses fought for everything from RN-to-patient ratios to ensure safer staffing for patients, to Medicare for All, the Robin Hood Tax and the fight to save Social Security as we know it.

Donna Smith
Donna Smith

At the front of the fight on many of these issues was Donna Smith, NNU’s legislative and healthcare for all advocate. While Donna was literally marching on the streets for others she herself was once again diagnosed with cancer. After a bout with cancer in the mid 90’s that left Donna and her husband Larry broke — the cancer returned. Now it was her turn to fight once again for herself.

What does it take to “live a good life for the rest of your life?” Seeing your doctor and staying healthy is always a good thing and approaching your health from a preventive perspective is even better.  Our guests Ron Cain and Dave Parkes, financial consultants at Pacific Advisors in the San Francisco Bay Area, tell us that it is imperative we approach our financial well-being exactly the same way. Great advice if I do say so myself! “To get your own Living Balance Sheet and schedule your financial check-up with Ron and Dave, contact them here:

Remember, laughter is the best medicine. You can listen and laugh every week on Saturday at 11 am in the San Francisco Bay area on KNEW 960AM or live stream at Check out our favorite apps featuring Nurse Talk for custom radio on your  listening devices: Progressive Voices, TuneIn and iHeartRadio. You can also download and listen to any show anytime here at or on iTunes. Like us on Facebook, and you can listen there too.

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