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Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
WRCR Radio Rockland AM 1300
(845) 323-8124
B.Ficarra@verizon.net


Registered Nurse Focuses on Education and Prevention and Encourages Listeners To Take Charge of Their Health Care

Nanuet, New York, April 26, 2006 -- Barbara Ficarra, registered nurse and health care communicator, will lead listeners to better health on her new live radio health show, Health in 30, on WRCR Radio Rockland AM 1300 airing every Friday evening from 5:30pm to 6:00pm beginning April 28, 2006. WRCR is streaming live on the web so you can listen live from anywhere on wrcr.com.

"Communication is vital for better health care," says Ficarra. "Many people don't ask questions when they visit their health care professional. They might feel intimidated to do so or simply they don't know how and what questions to ask.   That is why this radio show, Health in 30, is so important because it will provide health information for listeners about prevention and encourage listeners to be proactive." Ficarra also says information about the latest medical research and product/safety recalls will be provided. Health in 30, real health news for real people. Speak...Ask...Know.  

Ficarra will lead listeners to better health on her new live radio show, Health in 30 , which will focus on education and prevention. It will air every Friday evening from 5:30pm to 6:00pm beginning April 28, 2006 on WRCR Radio Rockland AM 1300, and you can listen live from your computer at wrcr.com. Health in 30 will provide listeners with vital information to help them become proactive in their health care. Ficarra will put forth her medical knowledge and expertise as well as interview medical experts. The first show on April 28, 2006 will educate viewers on Allergies and Asthma and Charles Feldman, MD from Columbia University, Department of Pediatrics will be interviewed. May 5th will kick off National Nurses Week which starts May 6th to the 12th , and she will interview Sandy Summers, Executive Director of the Center for Nursing Advocacy. They will discuss the vital role of nursing and how nursing is misrepresented in the media.

May 12th, the topic is Lyme Disease and Pat Smith, President of the Lyme Disease Association will be interviewed. May 19th is the day diabetes will be addressed and the medical expert (TBA) will be a diabetes nurse educator.   Additional topics for future shows include information on heart disease, sports injuries, staying safe in the sun, dealing with a trip to the ER, taking charge of your health care which includes information on helping prevent medical mistakes, organizing your health history and how to be a patient advocate. These are just some of the topics; stay tuned to WRCR to find out more! The latest medical news and research will be given as well as information on product and safety recalls.

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