Posts Tagged ‘Hand Washing’

Egg Recall Tied to Salmonella, List of Recalled Eggs, How to Read Carton and What to do to Stay Safe

Sunday, August 22, 2010 14:19 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Latest egg recall update
Health officials urge consumers to throw away contaminated eggs or return them to the retailer.
Salmonella, the name of a group of bacteria, is the most common cause of food poisoning in the United States. Usually, symptoms last 4-7 days and most people get better without treatment. But, […]

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Medical Experts Respond to Swine Flu: H1N1 Flu Vaccine – Who Should Get It, Who Shouldn’t Get It and Is It Safe?

Thursday, October 8, 2009 7:46 5 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
In a recent post, Swine Flu:  H1N1 Flu Vaccine – Who Should Get It, Who Shouldn’t Get It and Is It Safe, a Healthin30 reader, Doriorio posted a comment and questioned the safety of the H1N1 Flu Vaccine.
Doriorio writes:
“Hi. Thanks for a great post. My pediatrician expressed concern to me […]

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Hand Washing and Swine Flu H1N1 – Still Important

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 21:40 2 Comments

Barbara and Kevin’s First, “He Said, She Said”
Read our tips in our next post to find out how to be an empowered health consumer!
She Said – Barbara
Health Information – Confusing?
I think most of us feel that there is so much health information circulating the web, in print and on TV that it can often be […]

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Swine Flu: H1N1 Flu Vaccine – Who Should Get It, Who Shouldn’t Get It and Is It Safe?

Monday, September 28, 2009 12:31 20 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
In April I co-authored, “Swine Flu Vs. Soap:  Our bet’s on the soap!” with pediatrician, Dr. Gwenn O’Keefe, founder of Pediatricsnow.  We gave a brief overview about the swine flu H1N1 and discussed preventative measures.
While the information remains the same in our post, I’d like to now add a little […]

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Medical Errors: Nurse’s Tips Can Help Prevent Medical Errors

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 20:22 2 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
This post isn’t being written to frighten you or to cause you to mistrust hospitals.
It’s to make you aware that medical errors do occur, but there are steps that you can take to help prevent medical errors from happening.
First, some vital information
According to a recent investigation by the Hearst Corporation, […]

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