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Misleading Food Labels: It’s a Big Deal

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 11:18 No Comments

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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6 Simple Healthy Living Tips for a Happier and Healthier You

Monday, December 22, 2014 17:34 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

 “A good life is when you assume nothing, do more, need less, smile often, dream big, laugh a lot and realize how blessed you are for what you have.” — Unknown
Healthy living is about being in charge of your health. It means being proactive and empowered to take action. Healthy […]

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List of Health Care Social Media and Digital Influencers on Twitter

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 11:31 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Marie Ennis-O’Connor (@JBBC) is a healthcare writer, public relations consultant, and digital media strategist. Marie recently compiled a list of 84 health care social media and digital influencers on Twitter.
Twitter is a powerful social networking platform and it allows health professionals to deeply connect and engage with the community. Health […]

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