Posts Tagged ‘Engaged Patient’

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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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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Empowered Patient: Bring a Family Member or Friend with you to Your Doctor’s Appointment

Friday, September 10, 2010 9:07 5 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Should you bring a family member or friend with you when a patient has a doctor’s appointment?
That is a question explored on a recent post on KevinMD by guest blogger, Diana E. Lee, a chronic migraine patient who blogs at Somebody Heal Me.
“Most of the resources I’ve read about how […]

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Digging Deep: The 411 Behind Medical News Headlines

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 11:50 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Let’s face it, health and medical news reported by mainstream media can be misleading.
In attempts to capture the attention of the public with alluring headlines, the substance of a news story may be imbalanced and inaccurate.
Consumers ought to be skeptical when reading a health story or listening to a segment […]

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