Debbie Barr


Forsyth Magazines writer since 2017. Debbie Barr earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from the Pennsylvania State University and her master’s degree in health education from East Carolina University. She is a master certified health education specialist (MCHES) with interests in work site health promotion, Alzheimer’s and dementia education, health literacy, and Christian growth. A versatile writer and enthusiastic speaker, Debbie is the author/co-author of six books, more than 600 disease-specific patient education articles, low-literacy employee benefits materials, medical education scripts, and newsletters for English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers.

Miles for Migraine, Winston-Salem

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to have a migraine attack? Here’s how three Winston-Salem area patients described it to researchers last year: 1 “The pain is so severe.

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Andragogy: How to Teach Grown-ups

Andragogy? Chances are, you may never even have heard of it. But if you teach, sell to, or speak to adults in any capacity—as a salesperson, educator, corporate trainer, or

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Six Holiday Stress Busters

When you hear the word “stress,” do you automatically associate it with something negative? Many people are surprised to learn that both negative and positive experiences produce stress. Stress is

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Articles By Debbie Barr