Health and Wellness: Finalists Named in Sharecare Awards

by Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Sharecare Inc. the digital health company, founded by Jeff Arnold, helps people manage all their health in one place. Sharecare launched the Sharecare Awards[*] — a competition to inspire and honor the creators of health and wellness broadcast and digital media programming that demonstrate “sharing care.” Sharecare partnered with The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, New York Chapter (the producer of the Emmy®Awards), to host the inaugural…

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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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Media-TV: Barbara Ficarra Discusses 5 Healthy Ways to Help Boost Happiness on WTNH News 8 – CT Style

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Media:  On-Camera – TV  WTNH NEWS 8 – CT STYLE I was thrilled to join hosts Ryan Kristafer and Teresa Dufour at WTNH News 8 on CT Style to discuss 5 healthy ways to help boost happiness. (Clip coming soon.) Update: Watch here.   Connect with Barbara | Stay in touch • Visit Healthin30  • Follow Barbara on Twitter • Like Healthin30  | Like Barbara Ficarra • Become a Fan and Like Barbara on The Huffington Post…

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Social Media: What Consumers Need to Know About Online Health Information

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA It’s an exciting time in health care today. The health care landscape is rapidly changing and digital technology has transformed the way we communicate, interact and search for health information. Social Media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, to name a few, are powerful and phenomenal platforms to educate the public, raise awareness of health issues and collaborate and engage in conversations. Social media platforms gives a voice…

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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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