Posts Tagged ‘Medical Communication’

A TEDEd Presentation, Sugar: Hiding in plain sight, plus other names for added sugar

Thursday, April 3, 2014 14:50 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
This is a short charming animated informational TED-Ed Original presentation, Sugar: Hiding in plain sight-Robert Lustig.
“While sugar is easy to spot in candy, soft drinks and ice cream, it also hides out in foods you might not expect — including peanut butter, pasta sauce and even bologna! Robert Lustig decodes [...]

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Virtual Summit to Empower Caregivers

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 8:31 1 Comment

Please join us today, February 11, 2014 for a virtual summit for caregivers.
Impact80 Virtual Summit is the first global conference, to be held online with 1 goal in mind – to support and reach as many women & men who work full or part-time while caring for a sick, disabled child or aging parent. Impact80 [...]

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Sharecare Helps to Engage and Empower Consumers with Mobile Health App-AskMD

Thursday, December 12, 2013 13:51 2 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

From digital to doctor with a click on your iPhone or iPod touch
Self-diagnosing is not a good idea, but arming yourself with accurate, credible and trustworthy information is a great idea.
It’s such an exciting time in health care today. Digital technology helps to empower and engage consumers to take charge [...]

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Empathy in Health Care

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 14:24 2 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
TED speaker Rebecca Saxe inspired this post.
“The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy.” These are heartfelt words by award-winning actress Meryl Streep.
Do we all have the power of empathy? Are we hardwired to know what other people want? Is it easy to think [...]

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Event: TEDMED 2013 – Future of Health and Medicine

Sunday, April 14, 2013 17:15 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

I’m truly honored to be invited to attend and participate in TEDMED 2013 at The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, April 16-19, 2013. TEDMED, a multi-disciplinary community of innovators and thought leaders will gather together to share ideas about the future in health and medicine.
I will be participating in a [...]

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