Archive for the ‘Healthy Living’ Category

A TEDEd Presentation, Sugar: Hiding in plain sight, plus other names for added sugar

Thursday, April 3, 2014 14:50 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
This is a short charming animated informational TED-Ed Original presentation, Sugar: Hiding in plain sight-Robert Lustig.
“While sugar is easy to spot in candy, soft drinks and ice cream, it also hides out in foods you might not expect — including peanut butter, pasta sauce and even bologna! Robert Lustig decodes [...]

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Twitter Heart Chat: Sharecare and American Heart Association

Thursday, February 20, 2014 10:59 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Twitter Chats are a powerful way to share valuable information in real-time.  Sharecare and the American Heart Association partner to host a Twitter Chat on Heart Health.
Please join the Twitter Chat today, February 20, 2014 from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. EST, and use the Hashtag #HeartChat.

In support of the [...]

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Sharecare Helps to Engage and Empower Consumers with Mobile Health App-AskMD

Thursday, December 12, 2013 13:51 2 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

From digital to doctor with a click on your iPhone or iPod touch
Self-diagnosing is not a good idea, but arming yourself with accurate, credible and trustworthy information is a great idea.
It’s such an exciting time in health care today. Digital technology helps to empower and engage consumers to take charge [...]

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Brief Recap of Tweets for The Great American Smokeout

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 14:52 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
The Great American Smokeout Twitter Chat presented by Sharecare was ongoing spirited conversation for five hours filled with valuable information. The Hashtag #quitforgood led the chat. Every third Thursday in November The American Cancer Society marks the Great American Smokeout.
First, thank you to all the participants. Thank you to all [...]

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Sharecare Presents: The Great American Smokeout Twitter Chat

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 16:07 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 43.8 million people (18 years or older), in the United States smoke cigarettes. What’s even more astounding is that cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Every year in the United States more than [...]

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