Is it Possible to Debunk Pandemic Misinformation?

Is it possible to debunk pandemic misinformation

Misinformation about the pandemic is rampant. The internet has become a great source of health misinformation. Misinformation can spread like wildfire. There’s information overload and people are having a difficult time separating fact from fiction. Is it possible to learn to debunk pandemic misinformation? Gary Schwitzer, Publisher at HealthNewsReview.org and Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, believes it’s possible to learn to debunk pandemic misinformation. He helps journalists and consumers understand…

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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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6 Simple Healthy Living Tips for a Happier and Healthier You

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA  “A good life is when you assume nothing, do more, need less, smile often, dream big, laugh a lot and realize how blessed you are for what you have.” — Unknown Healthy living is about being in charge of your health. It means being proactive and empowered to take action. Healthy living is about doing simple things—which bring you calmness and serenity, and it can have a big impact…

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What is a Medical Emergency?

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA About Emergencies: What is a medical emergency and when to call 9-1-1 Debate brews over whether emergency departments are busier since the Affordable Healthcare Act expanded insurance coverage the beginning of this year. While the debate continues, it is important for you to understand what a medical emergency is and when to call 9-1-1. The information in this post, What is a Medical Emergency? is from the American College of Emergency…

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Healthin30 News – Highlights, Updates and Photos

Healthin30 News – Highlights, Updates and Photos Popular Topics:  Health IT, Digital Technology, Telehealth, Telemedicine, Gamification, mHealth-Mobile Technology, Health Apps, Patient Engagement, Doctor/Nurse Relationship, Health Care Social Media, Healthy Living, Empathy, Patient-Centered Health Care Thank you to my friends and colleagues for your interest in Healthin30.   I greatly appreciate your readership and support.  It’s been a very busy and productive year for Healthin30 with a whirlwind of activity, and it wouldn’t be possible without…

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