Posts Tagged ‘prevention’

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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Healthy Eating: What is Anti-Aging?

Monday, December 10, 2012 17:26 No Comments

Part 3 of 3
“What is Anti-Aging?”by Dr. Barry Sears is part-three of the three-part series in the Healthy Eating section. Part-one “Are You a Food Addict?” by Janis Jibrin, M.S., R.D. can be found here, and part-two “Foods That Help Fight Fat” by Janis Jibrin, M.S., R.D. is published here .

What is Anti-Aging?
By Dr. Barry […]

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Social Media: Sharecare’s Twitter Chat Educates for Heart Health

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 10:45 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Social media is a powerful platform to help educate consumers and provide valuable and trustworthy information.  Twitter Chat’s are a popular real-time question and answer session.
Join us today, February 22, 2012 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. EST (9 a.m. to 11 a.m. PST) for Sharecare’s Twitter chat on heart […]

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Andy Baldwin Navy Doctor Finds Respect in Kenya

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 16:19 No Comments

Guest Post by Andy Baldwin, MD
The spirit and joy of running and living is alive in Kenya

One word can sum up the way of life here in Kenya, RESPECT.
Before I went to sleep in my grass and mud hut that first night in Kenya, I asked if there was anyone who would like to get […]

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