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Social Media: What Consumers Need to Know About Online Health Information

Friday, April 24, 2015 21:17 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
It’s an exciting time in health care today. The health care landscape is rapidly changing and digital technology has transformed the way we communicate, interact and search for health information.
Social Media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, to name a few, are powerful and phenomenal platforms to educate the […]

This was posted under category: Adults, Healthy Living, Patient Engagement, Quality Health Care, Seniors, Social Media/Networking, Women's Health, Young Adults Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

World Health Day: How to Keep Food Safe

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 14:27 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
WHO: #WorldHealthDay, April 7, 2015, Food Safety-the Global View
“Everyone, everywhere needs safe food, free from microbes, viruses and chemicals. But globalization means the food you are eating today may have come from the other side of the world…we all have a role to make food safe – from farm to […]

This was posted under category: Adults, Healthy Eating, Healthy Living, Men's Health, Seniors, Teens, Women's Health, Young Adults Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Misleading Food Labels: It’s a Big Deal

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 11:18 1 Comment

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Reading the list of ingredients is more important than reading the front of the food label.

Food labels can be confusing and misleading  
The description on the front of a food label may be quite different than the actual ingredients. A food label may look “healthy” because the packaging and the wording […]

This was posted under category: Adults, Diabetes, Healthy Eating, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, Men's Health, Obesity, Seniors, Teens, Women's Health, Young Adults Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Heart Disease in Women: It’s a Big Deal

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 16:17 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Heart disease in women is a big deal. The number one killer of women is heart disease. In the United States, 1 in 4 women dies from heart disease.
This post addresses signs and symptoms of a heart attack in women, important numbers you ought to know, and ways to help reduce […]

This was posted under category: Adults, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, Mental Health, Seniors, Stress, Women's Health, Young Adults Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Quote – Life’s Most Persistent and Urgent Question is…

Monday, January 19, 2015 16:01 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

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