Posts Tagged ‘Healthy Lifestyle’

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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Health Care: Employers Encourage Healthy Lifestyles with Penalties and Rewards

Monday, December 5, 2011 19:54 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

How do companies curb health care costs?
Do healthier employees lead to increased productivity?  Several progressive companies believe so and have committed to providing employees with programs to help engage them in a healthier lifestyle.
As part of the incentives to lead a healthier lifestyle some employers have instituted a penalty and […]

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How to Repair and Sustain Relationships

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 11:48 1 Comment

Guest Post by Walter E. Jacobson, M.D.

Practice forgiveness, acceptance, compassion, consideration, graciousness and generosity. Turn the other cheek. Treat others as you wish to be treated.
Try to avoid getting defensive and angry. Give the benefit of the doubt. Don’t assume the worst. Don’t assume your partner did what they did to intentionally hurt you.
There is […]

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Heart Disease in Women: Ladies, Love Your Heart All Year Long

Tuesday, April 19, 2011 18:13 3 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Featured in USATODAY.com | Grand Rounds – Health Tips

American Heart Month may be officially over, but don’t let the lack of media attention fool you into thinking heart disease isn’t a critical issue.
We still need to be mindful of the fact that heart disease is the number one killer […]

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Q&A with Tara Stiles: Yoga Instructor to Deepak Chopra

Monday, January 24, 2011 15:40 1 Comment

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
“When your mind starts to wander to your thoughts try to guide your attention back to your breath. This is the practice. Our thoughts will probably never disappear, but we can become more aware of them and guide our focus back to our breath.” -Tara Stiles

Tara Stiles, my colleague at […]

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