Posts Tagged ‘Consumer Health Information’

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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HuffPost Readers Comments and Concerns-BPA Plastic Bottles: Are They Safe?

Monday, February 7, 2011 19:51 1 Comment

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
My recent blog on The Huffington Post, “BPA Plastic Bottles:  Are They Safe?” elicited insightful thoughts and concerns from the readers.
Do you worry that harmful chemicals leach out of plastic containers into its contents? Are plastic containers toxic? Do you drink from plastic water bottles? Are you concerned about the […]

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Tips for Women at Every Age to Help Stay Healthy

Thursday, January 27, 2011 15:35 2 Comments

Guest post submitted by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Life changes with every decade — from starting a career and family in your 20s and 30s to work-life balance, and saving for retirement in your 40s, 50s and 60s.
And, as life changes so does your body.
Just as you set personal and work-related milestones, […]

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Dr. Bill Crounse Talks with Todd Park: Comparing Health Insurance Plans Made Easy

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 14:40 1 Comment

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Microsoft’s Dr. Bill Crounse Talks with Todd Park, CTO of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, on Health Tech Today
There is a plethora of health information for consumers today.  We are surrounded by smart meaningful material, but somehow it is easy to get lost in the maze of […]

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