Posts Tagged ‘Barbara Ficarra Health Educator’

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 […]

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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 […]

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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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What is a Medical Emergency?

Monday, June 16, 2014 13:34 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
About Emergencies: What is a medical emergency and when to call 9-1-1
 

Debate brews over whether emergency departments are busier since the Affordable Healthcare Act expanded insurance coverage the beginning of this year.
While the debate continues, it is important for you to understand what a medical emergency is and when to […]

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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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