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Barbara Ficarra Registered Nurse

New York, New York
Barbara Ficarra RN, BSN, MPA is an award-winning journalist, media broadcaster, media... Full Bio
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Barbara Ficarra RN, BSN, MPA is an award-winning journalist, media broadcaster, media spokesperson, creator/executive producer/host of Health in 30 radio show which airs live Fridays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST, broadcasts on WRCR-AM 1300 and streams live online at Click the WRCR logo to listen live! Health in 30 is a 30-minute show that brings listeners the latest health and medical news and information with leading guest medical experts. Barbara conducts lively, informative and engaging discussions with leaders in their fields to provide vital health information on a broad range of topics, while focusing on education and prevention; and listeners will often call-in with questions. Barbara Ficarra is also the founder and editor-in-chief of the website. is a website dedicated to providing readers with health info from the trusted medical experts. is an extension of Health in 30 Radio Show. provides vital health information covering a broad range of topics, and it centers on education and prevention. All the information from the live radio show is available on the website along with health tips written by the shows many expert guests. Readers can get more in-depth information and listen to audio from the radio broadcasts. The website has links to other health related websites on the topics covered on each show as well as news and information on the latest health trends. The website is designed to allow visitors to obtain information to help keep them healthy and stay informed.'s newsletters are free and they include the best tips from each show and encourages consumers to take charge of their health. is geared to the general public to obtain vital health information as well as providing information for the health care professional. is dedicated to the responsible sharing of accurate and reliable health and medical information from leaders in the health care industry. "Expert Information. Spectacular Health." Barbara Ficarra has been selected by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) to receive a prestigious Journalism Award of Excellence for Coverage of Emergency Medicine. The program, "Ins and Outs of the ER" covered what to expect in the ER and the challenges of crowding and waiting on the Health in 30 Radio Show. "Awards are given for outstanding coverage of an emergency medicine issue, in-depth analysis or investigation that brings clarity to a key emergency medicine issue and educates the public and significant impact that motivates positive change or breaks a new story that generates widespread coverage." Barbara was honored by ACEP at the Leadership and Advocacy Conference at the Hyatt Regency in Washington, D.C. Barbara Ficarra is the medical/health correspondent and executive producer for Web/TV. Barbara is the creator/host/executive producer of Health in 30�?�® and Nurses in Motion for Web/TV. Nurses in Motion delves into the complex issues surrounding the nursing and medical profession. Barbara Ficarra is a media consultant and offers media training. Barbara remains active on the front lines of the health care system, she is an administrative head nurse at a level 2 trauma center and covers multiple medical & surgical units, critical care, the inpatient psychiatric unit, as well as women and children's units including the pediatric emergency department, and she is multifaceted in her clinical experience from oncology to general med/surg. Barbara is a patient advocate who always encourages patients and their families to be proactive and take charge of their health. Barbara has been selected as an expert contributor to where she writes and records 60 second audio on vital health topics and she was selected as a guest blogger for with Dr. Mike Magee, and Barbara was recently selected to blog for, and Barbara is a speaker at many professional health conferences. Barbara was selected as faculty to teach at the American Medical Association's (AMA) Medical Communications Conference in Tampa, Florida in April 2007 and in San Diego, CA, April 2008. Barbara was elected to the Board of the National Association of Medical Communicators (NAMC) and she is a member of New York Women in Communications (, and a published author. Barbara serves on the Academy of Judges for the International Health and Medical Media Awards (FREDDIE Awards), a member of X2HN an organization for women health care executives. Barbara is also a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ). Barbara Ficarra was recently contacted by to share her insights, ideas and offer her expert advice. Barbara met with Sarah Greene, Director of and Mike Mason, Editor of at their New York City office. Sarah and Mike were enthusiastic for Barbara's input and critique for especially the "Six Killers" video series, Times Essentials, Patient Voices Audio and topics for health related articles. Barbara also offered insight into ideas for new content for The New York Times Health website. Subsequent to the consulting session, has implemented a number of Barbara's suggestions. You can visit the The New York Times Health website at