Posts Tagged ‘Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’

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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Flu Season-Insights from the ER

Friday, October 25, 2013 13:58 No Comments

Flu Season is here; a quick vaccine reference to avoid an Emergency Room Visit.
By Justin S. Larkin, MD
As the sun sets on summer and the fall weather is now here, this means one thing in the Emergency Departments around the world, Flu Season.  Flu related chief complaints during the winter months place a large strain […]

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What Everybody Ought to Know About Plastics

Friday, January 7, 2011 15:23 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Information circulating about the dangers of plastic containers has created fear and confusion.
Are plastic containers toxic?  Do harmful chemicals leach out into its contents?   Do we need to discard all plastic containers?
Recently, I interacted in a live health chat on MedHelp about the safety of plastics.  Scientist, Joe Schwarcz, PhD, […]

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Heart Health and the Couch Potato: Sit at Your Own Risk

Thursday, August 12, 2010 15:22 No Comments

Guest Post Submitted by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

We’ve all made the excuses…you can’t face the drive to the gym, you’re too tired at night, getting up in the morning is a chore or it’s too hot or cold outside. So you cozy up on the couch in front of the television. If you’re a […]

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CDC Finds 1 in 5 High School Students Abuse Prescription Drugs

Thursday, June 3, 2010 18:14 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra RN, BSN, MPA
Latest News Update

A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that one in five U.S. high school students have taken a prescription drug that they didn’t get from their doctor.
According to the 2009 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) that was released today from the […]

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