Healthy Eating: Do You Know The Five Refuel Commandments?

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Okay men, this one’s for you. A healthy lifestyle reboot book that focuses on food, fitness and health. REFUEL, is a well-written book, with a dose of humor, by my friend and a leading health expert John La Puma, MD. REFUEL is a 24 day eating plan specifically engineered for the male brain and body designed to boost testosterone levels, help men shed fat, pump up strength and stamina…

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Are Doctors Writing Prescriptions for Fruits and Vegetables?

Fresh produce program gains momentum in weight-loss fight By Christine S. Moyer More doctors are writing prescriptions for a proven weight-loss treatment with no negative side effects — fresh vegetables and fruits. The initiative, known as the Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program, was started by the Connecticut-based nonprofit Wholesome Wave in 2010. The organization aims to improve access and affordability of fresh, locally grown produce to underserved communities. The program targets overweight and obese children…

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Q&A with Andrew Baldwin, MD—Humanitarian, Fitness Expert and Former Star of The Bachelor

Part 1 As a physician, fitness expert, humanitarian and one-time reality show star of ABC’s The Bachelor: Officer and a Gentleman; Dr. Andy Baldwin has a multitude of interests and expertise, and has a starring role in health and fitness. Dr. Baldwin is passionate about making America a healthier country and the world a better place. Take a peek at what makes one of America’s most passionate doctor’s tick. Q. Barbara Ficarra: Your acts of…

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Speaking Events: Blogher and e-Patient Connections

Upcoming speaking events for Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA e-Patient Connections 2012 – September 24-25, 2012 Where:  Philadelphia, PA When:  September 24, 2012 Presentation Title:  Let the Games Begin! Using Gamification as a Tool to Engage e-Patients Effectively – Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Founder, Healthin30, Media Broadcaster, Writer, The Huffington Post and John Pugh, Head of Online Communications, Boehringer Ingelheim Agenda Speakers BlogHer ’12 – August 2-4, 2012 Where:  New York, New York When:…

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Healthline Editors Nominate Healthin30 for Best Health Blog

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Healthin30 was recently notified by Healthline to announce the editors at Healthline nominated Healthin30 for the “Best Health Blog of 2011.” I’m honored to be included among the many wonderful health blogs.  While the editors at Healthline nominated Healthin30, the winners are determined by the number of votes from followers and friends.  Healthline will name the top three winners. Voting ends January 31, 2012 I’m getting a late start…

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