Posts Tagged ‘Empowered Health Consumer’

Gary Schwitzer Notes Some Gems in Health News Reporting

Thursday, June 17, 2010 11:34 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

In my post from Tuesday, June 15, 2010, “Digging Deep: The 411 Behind Medical News Headlines,” Gary Schwitzer, publisher at HealthNewsReview.org offers vital information for health consumers to help them identify accurate and balanced news reporting.
Subsequent to publishing that post, Gary Schwitzer published his list of gems that shine among […]

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Digging Deep: The 411 Behind Medical News Headlines

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 11:50 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Let’s face it, health and medical news reported by mainstream media can be misleading.
In attempts to capture the attention of the public with alluring headlines, the substance of a news story may be imbalanced and inaccurate.
Consumers ought to be skeptical when reading a health story or listening to a segment […]

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Healthin30 on KOMO News Radio Seattle, WA Shares Tips About Reading Food Labels

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 17:18 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
I was thrilled to take the other end of the microphone as guest expert for quick healthy living spot on KOMO News Radio in Seattle, WA, thanks to Matthew Holt and courtesy of The Health Care Blog.
I talked with hosts John and Nancy about the importance of reading the ingredients […]

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Social Media and Online Health Sites Begins the Conversation with Doctors and Nurses

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 7:44 2 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

My post on KevinMD, “Social media starts the patient dialogue with doctors and nurses” talks about the importance of gathering health information online to get the conversation started with doctors and nurses.
A patient apologized to me for asking so many questions. There is no need to apologize, I said to […]

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Bruce Dan, MD Cancer Blog – 4 Tips to Help Whip Doctors and Nurses into Shape

Monday, May 10, 2010 14:11 2 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Part II
In Part I of my blog, “Bruce Dan, MD Blogs About His Cancer Treatment”, and I highlighted areas where Dr. Dan shows humor, strength and resolve.
Part II addresses issues that Dr. Dan observes firsthand that affect patient care.
Dr. Dan offers his observations and I offer some simple tips to […]

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