Posts Tagged ‘NIH’

Telehealth Tapping into Social Influence

Monday, September 19, 2011 15:26 2 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

In a recent Harvard Business Review Blog, David Armano writes about the six pillars of influence that leads to measurably favorable outcomes.
To achieve measurably better health, the pillars Armano explains can certainly be adopted.
He notes how the “social web can amplify signals, influence behavior and lead to action.”
Social networking has […]

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Mediterranean Diet Can Help Improve Sexual Health in Men

Tuesday, February 16, 2010 11:33 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Mediterranean Diet is a healthful diet for men with and without metabolic syndrome, and with or without sexual dysfunction.
The Mediterranean diet has been in the headlines recently because a new study shows that the diet is beneficial to help avoid strokes.
Recognized for its ability to help improve heart health, the […]

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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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