Posts Tagged ‘Gary Schwitzer’

Social Media: What Consumers Need to Know About Online Health Information

Friday, April 24, 2015 21:17 1 Comment

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
It’s an exciting time in health care today. The health care landscape is rapidly changing and digital technology has transformed the way we communicate, interact and search for health information.
Social Media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, to name a few, are powerful and phenomenal platforms to educate the […]

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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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Social Media: Top 5 Useful Health Tweets

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 20:23 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Twitter is a powerful form of social media, and it is a phenomenal resource for sharing information.  Twitter can help improve your health.
A significant blog on Mashable, “HOW TO: Use Social Media for Better Health” by Ben Parr, he writes that “Healthy living can be a shared experience.”
Social media is […]

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Legacy of NAMC Comes to a Halt, Founding Member Bill Crounse, MD Bids Farewell and AHCJ Open its Doors

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 12:17 3 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

First, I’d like to say with a very heavy heart how saddened I am by the news of the disbandment of NAMC…

The National Association of Medical Communicators (NAMC) closes its doors after more than two decades of inspiring health professionals to accurately communicate health and medical information to the public.
NAMC […]

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Health Journalism: Have we reached new lows?

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 14:49 No Comments

Guest post by Gary Schwitzer

It doesn’t get much worse than this in health journalism; NY Daily News finds new lows
By Gary Schwitzer
[Original post published on Gary Schwitzer’s HealthNewsReview Blog, July 13, 2010 and reprinted with permission from Gary Schwitzer.]
I know that many people just dismiss the New York Daily News, but you can’t dismiss […]

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