Posts Tagged ‘Community Health and Safety’

Medical Experts Respond to Swine Flu: H1N1 Flu Vaccine – Who Should Get It, Who Shouldn’t Get It and Is It Safe?

Thursday, October 8, 2009 7:46 5 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
In a recent post, Swine Flu:  H1N1 Flu Vaccine – Who Should Get It, Who Shouldn’t Get It and Is It Safe, a Healthin30 reader, Doriorio posted a comment and questioned the safety of the H1N1 Flu Vaccine.
Doriorio writes:
“Hi. Thanks for a great post. My pediatrician expressed concern to me […]

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Swine Flu: H1N1 Flu Vaccine – Who Should Get It, Who Shouldn’t Get It and Is It Safe?

Monday, September 28, 2009 12:31 20 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
In April I co-authored, “Swine Flu Vs. Soap:  Our bet’s on the soap!” with pediatrician, Dr. Gwenn O’Keefe, founder of Pediatricsnow.  We gave a brief overview about the swine flu H1N1 and discussed preventative measures.
While the information remains the same in our post, I’d like to now add a little […]

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Wash Your Hands With Elmo: Stay Healthy, Wash Your Hands!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009 8:27 1 Comment

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Elmo helps kids to protect themselves and to keep germs away.
Elmo the adorable Sesame Street character who has been a house-hold staple for many years, teaches children about the importance of hand washing and staying healthy.
In an effort to prevent the spread of the swine flu, The Department of Health […]

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Guess What You Can Do in 15 to 20 Seconds to Keep You Healthy?

Friday, August 28, 2009 16:14 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Have you ever been in a public bathroom and noticed the number of people that don’t wash their hands?
It doesn’t matter where you are.
You can be in a mall, an airport, a hospital, a restaurant, a school, a concert, work, a sporting event and the list can go on and […]

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Swine Flu Vs. Soap: Our bet’s on the soap

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 11:09 2 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
It’s always frightening to learn of outbreaks that the CDC labels as a “public health emergency”.
While the swine flu may be new to us in name, it’s not new to us in what it is at its core, how we have to prepare ourselves for it, should it arrive in […]

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