Posts Tagged ‘Consumer Empowerment’

A TEDEd Presentation, Sugar: Hiding in plain sight, plus other names for added sugar

Thursday, April 3, 2014 14:50 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
This is a short charming animated informational TED-Ed Original presentation, Sugar: Hiding in plain sight-Robert Lustig.
“While sugar is easy to spot in candy, soft drinks and ice cream, it also hides out in foods you might not expect — including peanut butter, pasta sauce and even bologna! Robert Lustig decodes […]

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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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Brief Recap of Tweets for The Great American Smokeout

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 14:52 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
The Great American Smokeout Twitter Chat presented by Sharecare was ongoing spirited conversation for five hours filled with valuable information. The Hashtag #quitforgood led the chat. Every third Thursday in November The American Cancer Society marks the Great American Smokeout.
First, thank you to all the participants. Thank you to all […]

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Speaking Event: Women’s Health Conversations

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 10:39 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Speaking Event:  Women’s Health Conversations
I’m delighted to be invited as a speaker for an upcoming Women’s Health Conversations Conference in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Women’s Health Conversations™, founded by nationally recognized orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Vonda Wright, will focus women to fortify their bodies, build better brains and create bliss to live vital, active […]

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Healthy Eating: Smart Recipes for a Healthier You-Three Bean Salad and Tacos

Thursday, August 1, 2013 11:20 1 Comment

Smart Recipes for a Healthier You will be an ongoing series on Healthin30 recognizing healthy smart simple recipes to help empower you to take charge of your health.  The goal is to help provide you with inspiration to make cooking simple and healthy.
My friend John La Puma, MD, professionally trained chef, a board-certified internist and […]

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