Posts Tagged ‘Health’

Sharecare Presents: The Great American Smokeout Twitter Chat

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 16:07 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 43.8 million people (18 years or older), in the United States smoke cigarettes. What’s even more astounding is that cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Every year in the United States more than […]

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Are Doctors Writing Prescriptions for Fruits and Vegetables?

Monday, November 18, 2013 16:00 No Comments

Fresh produce program gains momentum in weight-loss fight

By Christine S. Moyer
More doctors are writing prescriptions for a proven weight-loss treatment with no negative side effects — fresh vegetables and fruits.
The initiative, known as the Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program, was started by the Connecticut-based nonprofit Wholesome Wave in 2010. The organization aims to improve access […]

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Flu Season-Insights from the ER

Friday, October 25, 2013 13:58 No Comments

Flu Season is here; a quick vaccine reference to avoid an Emergency Room Visit.
By Justin S. Larkin, MD
As the sun sets on summer and the fall weather is now here, this means one thing in the Emergency Departments around the world, Flu Season.  Flu related chief complaints during the winter months place a large strain […]

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Health: Online Health by the Numbers

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 10:15 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Digital Technology has changed the landscape in health care, and it has changed the role of the consumer, patient, caregiver and health care professional. The internet has empowered patients and consumers to take charge of their health and to be proactive.  Consumers and patients are active participants in their health […]

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