Posts Tagged ‘Carl R. Sullivan MD’

The Patient, the Most Important Part of the Medical Team

Monday, November 15, 2010 13:11 9 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
(A follow-up post to “When Doctors and Nurses Work Together.”)
Do you feel that patients are the most important part of the medical (health care team)?
In a recent post on Healthin30, “When Doctors and Nurses Work Together” I wrote about the team-based approach for caring and treating patients, and it addressed […]

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Prescription Drug Abuse: Superwoman Syndrome Fuels Concern

Friday, March 5, 2010 9:24 1 Comment

Part I
By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

There’s no doubt that prescription drug abuse is a major problem in America, and it’s escalating in epic proportions.  Prescription drug abuse affects men, women and teens.  Concerning trends include older adults, adolescents and women.
On MSNBC’s website, Karen Asp writes, Superwoman syndrome fuels pill-pop culture, and it’s about how […]

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Hope for Smokers

Thursday, December 3, 2009 13:47 1 Comment

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Part I
Some people think that a rainbow means hope and a new beginning.
For those people who already smoked their first cigarette and are now addicted, there is hope to live a healthier life.
If smokers are successful in quitting, they may see hope at the end of their rainbow.
Hope in the […]

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Live in the Moment or Envision the Future?

Friday, June 5, 2009 18:39 No Comments

How to get excited for both

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
I have a really good friend who has somehow mastered living in the moment.  Ask him about the future and you won’t get much of a response.  While I enjoy the “moments” of everyday I can’t help but move my mind forward to envision the […]

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Opioid Dependence

Friday, July 20, 2007 20:06 1 Comment

Opioid Dependence by Carl R. Sullivan, MD
The United States is currently experiencing an epidemic of patients dependent on opioids. These drugs, which are also known as narcotics, opiates and pain killers include some of the most addictive drugs known to man.
Many people are familiar with the opioid drug heroin, which has been illegal in the […]

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