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Social Networking: How Powerful Are Your Social Circles?

Barbara Ficarra | Posted 11.28.2011 | Technology
Barbara Ficarra

In a recent Harvard Business Review blog, David Armano writes about the six pillars of influence that leads to measurably favorable outcomes. To achi...

What Pushing Hard and Fast Can Do

Barbara Ficarra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra

Even without being a trained health care professional, the layperson can literally take charge of a situation, initiate a simple movement, called Hands-Only CPR, that can literally save a life.

Worried About Popping Pills If You're a Superwoman?

Barbara Ficarra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra

There's no doubt that prescription drug abuse is a major problem in America, and it's escalating in epic proportions. Prescription drug abuse affects men, women and teens.

Do You Know the Signs of a Real Life Heart Attack, Not the Hollywood Version?

Barbara Ficarra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra

When thinking about someone having a heart attack, it's easy to think about the classic Hollywood example: the person clutching their chest, gasping for a breath. But this version can be misleading.

Is A 'Spoonful' Of Medicine Dangerous?

Barbara Ficarra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra

When you need to take liquid medicine, do you reach for the kitchen spoon? If you do, you're not alone but most likely you're not measuring the dosage accurately and it could be disastrous.

Superfoods to Help Kick-Start a Declining Libido in Men

Barbara Ficarra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Barbara Ficarra

Recognized for its ability to help improve heart health, the Mediterranean Diet also can help kick-start a flagging libido.

Yoga: It's Cool Like Tara Stiles and It's Great for Your Health

Barbara Ficarra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra

You can probably tell from my posts that I keep things very impersonal and professional. I don't tell you much about who I am. I really need to loosen up!

How To Deal With The Drama For A Happier, Healthier You

Barbara Ficarra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra

Wouldn't it be cool if we could just choose when we want a little drama in our lives? A little drama is a good thing, but too much can wreak havoc on our health.

States Need Help, Smokers Have Hope

Barbara Ficarra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra

Most people who are addicted to smoking need help to quit. There are programs to help, but unfortunately many are not getting the help they need because health insurance plans don't cover treatments.

Front Food Labels are Misleading: FDA is Ready to Tackle Food Manufacturers

Barbara Ficarra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra

The next time you head out for food shopping, read the ingredients on the side or back label. The ingredients will give you a better idea if the product you are about to buy is healthy or not.

3 Ways for a Better, Happier and Healthier You

Barbara Ficarra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra

Sometimes, it's the simple things that we can do to help improve our outlook and health.

Extremely Tired and Completely Worn Out? What It Could Mean Plus Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Barbara Ficarra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a serious medical condition that can easily be overlooked because it mimics so many other disorders.

It Takes Only 15 to 20 Seconds and It Can Keep You Healthy

Barbara Ficarra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra

Have you ever been in a public bathroom and noticed the number of people that don't wash their hands?

Why Doctors & Nurses Need Twitter

Barbara Ficarra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra

I use Twitter and I like it. As a registered nurse, twitter helps me promote health and wellness and it helps me educate the public on vital health topics.

Prescription Drugs: Keep Out of Reach of Teens

Barbara Ficarra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra

"Pharming" is when teens swap prescription and/or over-the-counter medications and take them all at once, often with alcohol, to get high. This has become a popular and dangerous trend among teens.

Live in the Moment or Envision the Future? - How to Get Excited For Both

Barbara Ficarra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra

Both living in the moment and picturing your future can rejuvenate you.

TV Nursing Dramas: Nurse Jackie Needs Healing, Hawthorne Offers Hope

Barbara Ficarra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Barbara Ficarra

Two TV nursing dramas debut next month. Only one seems to have potential to represent the real lives of nurses.

What Do Patients Really Want?

Barbara Ficarra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra

Patients don't just want to engage with doctors and nurses via social networking sites and new technologies. They also value face-to-face connection, collaboration and respect.