Posts Tagged ‘Take Charge of Health’

Uterine Fibroids: Freedom to Wear White

Thursday, June 16, 2011 15:55 1 Comment

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA and
John C. Lipman, MD

Ladies imagine planning your daily events based around the timing of you menstrual cycle.
Some women suffering from uterine fibroids have a menstrual flow so heavy that it can impede their life.
“Everything must be planned around their menstrual, and it can be very draining physically (from the […]

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Speaking Event at NY City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene – Patient Empowerment

Tuesday, August 10, 2010 14:43 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

I’m excited to be a keynote speaker at the NY City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on October 5, 2010 in New York City.
I will be speaking at the Bureau of Tuberculosis Control–2010 Tuberculosis MD Seminar.
The topic of my speaking presentation is:  “Patient Empowerment: Engaging Our Patients to Take […]

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Healthy Eating? Find Out What Could Be Hiding In Your Foods

Saturday, September 12, 2009 11:01 1 Comment

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Do we need to be a detective to find out which foods are healthy?

Maybe…
In yesterday’s Washington Post,  Jennifer LaRue Huget, blogger for “The Check Up” writes about the new unhealthy line of Kraft Lunchables.
Kraft calls the new line “wholesome,” but are they?
Turkey and Cheddar Sub Sandwich seems like it could […]

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Feeling Completely Worn-Out and Extremely Tired? Find Out What It Could Mean

Friday, September 4, 2009 17:47 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Her muscles and joints ached. Her throat was raw and sore and throbbing headaches came on without warning. She felt foggy-headed all the time, and had trouble remembering simple thoughts or following reruns of familiar TV sitcoms. Even though she was bone-tired all the time, she had trouble falling asleep […]

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Dr. Alan Greene at Health 2.0 Talks with Barbara Ficarra About Patient Communities

Thursday, September 3, 2009 21:59 No Comments

I was thrilled to be part of the Health 2.0 meets Information Therapy (Ix) Conference.
I conducted a series of interviews, and here you’ll find the first interview with Dr. Alan Greene.  Dr. Greene discusses what Health 2.0 means and how it affects patients.
Dr. Greene says that Health 2.0  is an exciting time in health care!
Health […]

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