New Lifestyle Site at BarbaraFicarra.com

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA While Healthin30.com continues to provide health information, a new sister site has been launched. Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA is the creator and founder of BarbaraFicarra.com, a lifestyle destination site to help you live a happier, bolder, healthier and a more stylish life. Barbara explores the intersection between interior design, health, tech and art. HEALTH AND INTERIOR DESIGN As a registered nurse and an interior design enthusiast, I combined…

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How to Keep Food Safe

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Do you know how long you can store food in your refrigerator? Do you know what foods can be frozen? “Everyone, everywhere needs safe food, free from microbes, viruses and chemicals. But globalization means the food you are eating today may have come from the other side of the world…we all have a role to make food safe – from farm to plate.”-WHO How to Keep Food Safe Source:…

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Healthy Eating: Smart Recipes for a Healthier You-Barbecue Broccoli Sandwich

Here is a simple, healthy and delicious recipe with broccoli taking center stage. Enjoy! By John La Puma, MD Barbecue Broccoli Sandwich Preparation Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes Servings: 4 Calories: 224 per serving Percent from Fat: 21% Cuisine: Vegetarian, Vegan Course: Lunch Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian Food as Medicine(SM) Ingredient: Broccoli Food as Medicine(SM) Tip An active compound in broccoli called sulforaphane not only helps the detoxifying efforts of your liver and skin cells, but also helps protect and repair sun-damaged skin. Culinary Taste…

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Media-TV Guest Appearance: Healthy Living | Prevention | Empowerment

I’m thrilled to be a guest on WMCN44 TV, Power Your Life with Dr. Jo Anne White.   Today, March 17, 2015, tune in at 1:30 p.m. EST to watch a very exciting show with guests Rose Rivera, Judy O’Beirn, and me, Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA. I’ll discuss ways to live a healthier life, focusing on prevention, and empowerment.   —       – WMCN TV is an independent broadcast television station reaching nearly 3…

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Misleading Food Labels: It’s a Big Deal

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Reading the list of ingredients is more important than reading the front of the food label. Food labels can be confusing and misleading   The description on the front of a food label may be quite different than the actual ingredients. A food label may look “healthy” because the packaging and the wording are precisely created to capture your attention. Picture this You’re walking through the bread aisle and you…

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