Posts Tagged ‘Wellness’

Heart Disease in Women: It’s a Big Deal

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 16:17 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Heart disease in women is a big deal. The number one killer of women is heart disease. In the United States, 1 in 4 women dies from heart disease.
This post addresses signs and symptoms of a heart attack in women, important numbers you ought to know, and ways to help reduce […]

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Quote – Life’s Most Persistent and Urgent Question is…

Monday, January 19, 2015 16:01 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

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Speaking Events: Blogher and e-Patient Connections

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 8:56 1 Comment

Upcoming speaking events for Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

e-Patient Connections 2012 – September 24-25, 2012
Where:  Philadelphia, PA
When:  September 24, 2012
Presentation Title:  Let the Games Begin! Using Gamification as a Tool to Engage e-Patients Effectively – Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Founder, Healthin30, Media Broadcaster, Writer, The Huffington Post and John Pugh, Head of Online Communications, […]

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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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