Posts Tagged ‘Community Health and Safety’

Everybody Hurts: Powerful, Gripping, Emotionally Charged Piece About Drinking and Driving

Sunday, November 14, 2010 17:40 1 Comment

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
A powerful and gripping piece by the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) in Victoria about  drinking and driving, and the use of illicit drugs.
Words cannot depict this powerful and graphic piece.  Take a look:
TAC Campaign – 20 year Anniversary retrospective montage “Everybody Hurts”
“On December 10, 1989 the first TAC commercial went […]

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What Moms Ought to Know About Pouring Their Child’s Medicine

Wednesday, January 20, 2010 20:56 1 Comment

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
A Spoonful of Medicine:  Not a good thing
A recent study in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that people who use a kitchen spoons to pour liquid medicine aren’t getting the right dosage. Here’s what to use to get it right.
Measuring Precisely is Vital
Ask any pastry chef or professional […]

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H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine Questions Continue: Should you get it if you have asthma, cancer or diabetes?

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 19:31 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Our Healthin30.com readers continue to have questions and concerns regarding the H1N1 swine flu vaccine.
Our medical expert, Bruce B. Dan, MD, infectious disease specialist, addresses our readers questions and concerns regarding the H1N1 swine flu vaccine.
Healthin30 Reader
Ms.Parker writes:
“I am a 21yr old female and I have only seasonal asthma that […]

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H1N1 Flu Vaccine Questions and Concerns Continue on Thimerosal and Pregnancy

Monday, November 9, 2009 8:45 1 Comment

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Information on the H1N1 swine flu vaccine continues to mount, and questions linger.
In a recent post, H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine Fears Addressed – Single vs. Multi-Dose, Adjuvants, Thimerosal and More, Bruce B. Dan, MD, a specialist in infectious diseases, answered a series of questions related to the H1N1 flu vaccine.
Our […]

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H1N1 Vaccine Frustration – Can’t Have It Both Ways

Sunday, October 25, 2009 21:25 No Comments

Guest Blog by Kevin Soden, MD

In a recent article on CNN Frustration looms as H1N1 vaccines run out by Elizabeth Landau, she writes:
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced last week that production of the vaccine is slower than expected. While the CDC had hoped for 40 million doses by the end of […]

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