Posts Tagged ‘Health Information’

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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6 Simple Healthy Living Tips for a Happier and Healthier You

Monday, December 22, 2014 17:34 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

 “A good life is when you assume nothing, do more, need less, smile often, dream big, laugh a lot and realize how blessed you are for what you have.” — Unknown
Healthy living is about being in charge of your health. It means being proactive and empowered to take action. Healthy […]

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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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Healthin30 News – Highlights, Updates and Photos

Friday, January 18, 2013 11:00 No Comments

Healthin30 News – Highlights, Updates and Photos
Popular Topics:  Health IT, Digital Technology, Telehealth, Telemedicine, Gamification, mHealth-Mobile Technology, Health Apps, Patient Engagement, Doctor/Nurse Relationship, Health Care Social Media, Healthy Living, Empathy, Patient-Centered Health Care
Thank you to my friends and colleagues for your interest in Healthin30.   I greatly appreciate your readership and support.  It’s been a […]

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Searching Online for Health Information

Friday, December 14, 2012 14:16 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Internet activities go beyond using it to check your email, making online purchases, managing your online banking, playing games or updating your status in the social networking circles.
80% of internet users search online for health information.
According to Pew Internet and American Life Project: [Source]

85% of U.S. adults use the internet.
85% […]

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