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Lisa Blubaugh

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Social Determinants of Health

Social Determinants of Health and the Importance of Patient-level Insights

By On August 12, 2017

To deliver patient-centered care and improve long-term health outcomes, health care organizations are increasingly investing in efforts to address patients’ social needs.… Read More

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Global Health Communication

Outside the Comfort Zone: How Travel Is Good for the Mind and Body

By On February 2, 2017

Morocco is 99 percent Muslim. It is considered a developing country with extreme poverty in many places.… Read More

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Farmers Markets

Catch the Wave of Wholesome Foods with Wholesome Waves “Prescription” Program

By On August 3, 2016

Wholesome Wave’s mission is to inspire “under-served consumers to make healthier food choices by increasing affordable access to fresh, local, and regional food.”… Read More

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Farmers Markets

Teach a Man to Garden and You Feed Him for a Lifetime

By On June 29, 2016

Making healthy food choices is challenging for many reasons. According to a Consumer Reports study from 2015, organic foods are 47 percent more expensive than non-organic options.… Read More

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Nutrition

Just What the Doctor Ordered: Mobile Farmer’s Market Provides Access to Fresh Produce

By On May 31, 2016

The St. Louis MetroMarket is a non-profit farmer’s market operating with the goal of addressing the issue of food deserts in St. Louis.… Read More

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Doctor Patient Communication

Good Communication Between Provider and Patients Helps Both “Choose Wisely”

By On May 13, 2016

In 2012, the American Board of Internal Medicine launched the Choosing Wisely campaign, which aims to promote conversations between clinicians and patients.… Read More

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Health Communication

You’re Never too Busy to Make Time to Do Nothing

By On April 28, 2016

I absolutely abhor when someone answers the question “How are you?” with “Busy.” … Read More

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Health & Wellness

Sick Enough to Stay Home? If You Have to Ask, You Probably Are!

By On April 14, 2016

Earlier this month, I found myself in a role that I don’t often play: patient. I don’t get sick very often. … Read More

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Genomics

What the Heck Is Genomics? How the Words We Choose Impacts Marketing Campaigns

By On March 30, 2016

Genomics, or more specifically, genomic medicine, is often referred to as personalized medicine. … Read More

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Cancer

Why We Should Change the Way We Talk about Cancer

By On March 14, 2016

The way we talk about cancer is outdated. Nearly everyone I know has lost someone to cancer. … Read More