Posts Tagged ‘Empowered Health Consumer’

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 […]

This was posted under category: Adults, Diabetes, Healthy Eating, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, Men's Health, Obesity, Seniors, Teens, Women's Health, Young Adults Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Beyond the Captivating Headlines: How to Make Sense of a Health News Story

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 13:33 1 Comment

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Is the health news story accurate?
Did a recent study prove that coffee may lower the risk of stroke?  How was it reported?

Writing magnetic headlines are required for any writer.
After all, headlines capture your attention and at that moment you will decide whether to read the piece or not.
According to […]

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Blogs on Huffington Post in Health and Living News

Thursday, November 4, 2010 14:09 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
My latest Huffington Post blogs.
Engaging Consumers in Health IT

Engaging Consumers in Health IT: Read Full Post

How to Maximize Your Doctor's Visit

How to Maximize Your Doctor’s Visit: Read Full Post

The 3 Secrets to a Wildly Popular YOU

The 3 Secrets to a Wildly Popular YOU: Read […]

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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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How to Filter Cancer Prevention Headlines

Thursday, October 14, 2010 19:08 2 Comments

Guest post submitted by MD Anderson Cancer Center

Most of us can’t keep up with all the new ways to avoid cancer. Thanks to the Internet, we now have an unlimited supply of cancer knowledge at our fingertips.  But, how can we filter out the good, the bad and the questionable?
Below are steps to help you […]

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