Tag Archives: Nurse

Sick Humor

The patient receives a letter from the hospital describing what will happen when she arrives. She will be assigned her own personal nurse-advocate. One the nurse’s duties will be to mark the location of the surgery on her body. The other is to ensure that the doctors operate on the correct side or limb – […]

Customer Relations

A motorcycle patrolman was rushed to the hospital with an inflamed appendix.  The doctors operated  and advised him that all was well; however, the patrolman kept feeling something pulling at the hairs in his crotch. Worried that it might be a second surgery and the doctors hadn’t told him about it, he finally got enough […]

A New Addition To The Family

This is a true story, reprinted with permission. Does this delivery qualify as a dependent this year? You decide. Nagendra’s  account of what happened: I’m sure my wife Allison will have a different story to tell about this delivery but here’s how I saw it. 4am Waking with tremendous abdominal pain. “What the heck is […]

Let’s Reward Our Health Care Professionals

Affordable Care Act Provides Expanded Tax Benefit to Health Professionals Working in Underserved Areas  WASHINGTON — As part of a larger Administration announcement on efforts to strengthen the health care workforce, the Internal Revenue Service today announced that under the Affordable Care Act health care professionals who received student loan relief under state programs that […]

Nursing Education Expenses

Today TaxMama hears from Hayley in Indiana who made a bold move. “I quit my job last October to go back to school.  My school is through our hospital (an Allied Health Program) but is not a part of the eligible educational institution.( is not signed up with the gov to receive fed funding.)  The […]

Hospital Hostility

Hospital Hostility An extremely ill man was in the hospital for a series of tests, the last of which left him feeling as if he constantly had to have a bowel movement. After several uneventful trips to the bathroom, he decided the latest episode was just another false alarm and stayed put. Suddenly he filled […]

Sometimes It’s Not Depression

George Farthing, an expatriate British man living in America, was recently diagnosed as clinically depressed, tanked up on anti-depressants and scheduled for controversial Shock Therapy when doctors realised he wasn’t depressed at all – only British. ‘Not depressed, just British’ Mr Farthing, a British man whose characteristic pessimism and gloomy perspective were interpreted as serious […]

Shingles

A MAN walked into a doctor’s office. The receptionist asked him what he had. “Shingles,” he said. The receptionist took down his name, phone number and insurance information and told him to have a seat. Fifteen minutes later, a nurse’s aide took the man to an examining room and asked what he had. “Shingles,” he […]