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Boaz Hepner

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Boaz Hepner works as a Registered Nurse in Saint John's Health Center, and teaches COVID vaccine education throughout the hospital, and to the community at large. He grew up in LA in Pico/Robertson and lives here with his wife and daughter. He helped clean up the area by adding the dozens of trash cans that can still be seen from Roxbury to La Cienega. He can be found with his family enjoying his passions: his multitude of friends, movies, poker and traveling.

Update on New COVID Vaccine Boosters

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Flu shots are updated every year to try to be more current with the strains, and it's about darn time they did the same...

A Shared Foodie Experience

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I’m not a foodie. My wife is, but finding restaurant experiences we can both truly enjoy is not the easiest thing. I’m pretty straight...

Helpful Resources for City Services

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There are so many things that are run terribly that we all complain about constantly, so I like to point out when something is...

Update on COVID Vaccines for Kids

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In a "dose" of good news, Adi was notified this morning that Natalia got all 3 shots of the actual Pfizer dose, not the...

Clarifying COVID Confusion

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Stop wearing your masks! Oh but wear them during these circumstances. You don’t need a booster at your age! Why are so few people...

The Two Deceptions

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When I was a kid, my family would forget me pretty often. I wasn’t left home alone like Kevin McCallister, but at least once...

Jewish Stories, Pirate-Style: Meeting the Creators of a Swashbuckling Comic for the Whole Family

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To know Arnon Shorr is to know someone who could easily be a character within one of his stories: A distinctive moustache, a stylish...

A Short Update on My Recovery

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Some (good) updates because it's been a few weeks... 1. Saw the doctor today and the incision on my throat is healed enough that I...

TMI Nurse Health Educator, “Home at Last”

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I'M HOME!!! It all worked out, no more emergencies thank goodness! Cervical Disc 6/7 replacement made of ceramic, titanium and plastic was done Monday morning, right...

TMI Nurse Health Educator, “Becoming Bionic Boaz”

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Let's get right to the meat and potatoes of things. Surgery was a success; my great neurosurgeon Dr. Brian Gantwerker once again was awesome!...

My 2021 Movie Tally: Rebirth of the Nation

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Editor’s Note: Hyperlinks were carefully added throughout the piece as both silly Easter eggs and points of clarification. You don’t need to click on...

TMI Nurse Health Educator, “Surgery, Infected Toe, and a Dash of COVID Farce”

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For those readers with no attention span who enjoy spoilers taken completely out of context: I’m going to have another major surgery soon. I...

Entertaining Me Weekly Over The Years

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Thirty years. That’s approximately how long I’ve had a subscription to Entertainment Weekly (EW).

TMI Nurse Health Educator, “A Very Big Setback”

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I might need surgery again. Soon. And this is maddening because it was so incredibly preventable. For those of you who skim my long...

TMI Nurse Health Educator, “Brought To You By The Letter Pee”

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Today, my catheter came out! Normal people don't post these types of things, but given how many of you have been kind enough to...

TMI Nurse Health Educator, “Narcotics, Relaxants and Stool, Oh My!”

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Polypharmacy. It's one of the things we learn about in nursing school. The concept of having many medications and how difficult it can be...

TMI Nurse Health Educator, “The Return of the Boaz: There & Back Again”

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I got discharged from the hospital yesterday!!! I was back in the Emergency Room today!!! I'm back home again tonight!!! I'm truly getting whiplash, and...

TMI Health Educator Nurse Gets to Play the Role of Patient

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Who's ready for the update from the TMI Health Educator nurse, who gets to play the role of patient? Let's go! The Good: I had the...

Register for This Week’s COVID Vaccine Drive; Plus Info and Recommendations

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If anyone wants to get a booster shot, or bring your kids to receive their first vaccine dose, Adi organized the one at Natalia's school Intiwasi (9017 W...

My Verdict on Jury Duty

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Just spent the last few days serving on a jury, and here are my takeaways - Since it's over we are allowed to discuss...

A Vaccine Educator’s Personal Update

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I want to ensure that anyone out there who has a school, hospital or company which could find it useful to give its employees, families, friends a chance to ask questions, I am happy to be that person for you.

Who Will Speak For Us?

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I watch people with no actual understanding of the region beyond memes, retweeting how evil Israel is, with nary a whisper of how evil Hamas is.

My Guide to Fully Vaccinated Living

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How do we start to change or unlearn our behavior after a year?

Vaccine Sign-Ups: All The News That’s Fit To Print

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A dozen pro-tips about the vaccines which are readily available here in LA County almost every day with appointments - please read this even...

So You Got Your Vaccine, Now What?

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Weeks ago I was honored to interview Dr. David Agus and discuss questions that the community were asking about the vaccines. If you have...

My 2020 Movie Tally: The Year The Movies Died

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Ladies and gentlemen, the moment you've been waiting for, the blog I get most excited about writing each year, the stories I try to...

Understanding the COVID-19 Vaccines: An Interview With Dr. David Agus

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By getting the vaccine now, you significantly help prevent the spread to others.

Standing on the Backs and Shoulders of Giants

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Today I had a needle inserted into me. A medication created by scores of scientists who I trust with my life was injected into...

Traffic Lights – It’s A Dirty Job, But Somebody’s Gotta Do It

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Good news for people living in my neighborhood! The traffic light on Crescent Heights and Olympic has always been a bit of a Shabbat nightmare....

Hello Street Cleaning, Goodbye Mosquitos

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Helpful storytime with Boaz. So, today after many many months, street cleaning in L.A. is restarting. So move your cars or get a ticket. But...
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