Posts Tagged ‘U.S. Departement of Health and Human Services’

Uterine Fibroids: Freedom to Wear White

Thursday, June 16, 2011 15:55 1 Comment

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA and
John C. Lipman, MD

Ladies imagine planning your daily events based around the timing of you menstrual cycle.
Some women suffering from uterine fibroids have a menstrual flow so heavy that it can impede their life.
“Everything must be planned around their menstrual, and it can be very draining physically (from the […]

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What Everybody Ought to Know About Plastics

Friday, January 7, 2011 15:23 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Information circulating about the dangers of plastic containers has created fear and confusion.
Are plastic containers toxic?  Do harmful chemicals leach out into its contents?   Do we need to discard all plastic containers?
Recently, I interacted in a live health chat on MedHelp about the safety of plastics.  Scientist, Joe Schwarcz, PhD, […]

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Google Helps You Find Locations for H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine and Seasonal Flu Shot

Thursday, November 12, 2009 17:44 1 Comment

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
After you had the tough task of searching for health information on the H1N1 swine flu vaccine from various media outlets; you’ve now determined that you would like to receive the H1N1 vaccine, but where do you go to get the H1N1 swine flu vaccine?
Thanks to Mashable, (the world’s largest […]

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Feeling Completely Worn-Out and Extremely Tired? Find Out What It Could Mean

Friday, September 4, 2009 17:47 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Her muscles and joints ached. Her throat was raw and sore and throbbing headaches came on without warning. She felt foggy-headed all the time, and had trouble remembering simple thoughts or following reruns of familiar TV sitcoms. Even though she was bone-tired all the time, she had trouble falling asleep […]

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