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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The way we talk about cancer is outdated.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


“Concussion” Movie Tackles Important Issues

By On February 15, 2016

Based on a true story, Concussion features Will Smith as Dr. Bennet Omalu, the forensic pathologist who discovers the debilitating effect of constant severe blows to the brains of NFL players.… Read More


Grief in the Digital Landscape

By On February 9, 2016

It is estimated that by the year 2065, the dead on Facebook will outnumber the living.… Read More

Health Communication

How Asking Patients the Right Questions Can Make a Difference

By On January 29, 2016

It’s not surprising that at the heart of lack luster patient experiences is poor communication. Of course, clinical outcomes are important and must be considered above how a patient is greeted, but… Read More

Health Communication

Can You Judge a Health News Story By Its Data?

By On January 27, 2016

It’s hard enough to know what news to trust, but what about when that news story involves something that hits close to home—like your health.… Read More

Health Care Marketing

Health Gadgets Continue to Stand Out at CES 2016

By On January 22, 2016

Last week at CES, the annual global consumer electronics and consumer technology tradeshow, we learned of lots of new gadgets that will improve lives and further advance the field of health and… Read More

Health Communication

My Finished HealthCom Journey: Part Six

By On January 19, 2016

A little over a year ago I wrote about my unfinished health communications journey. Fast forward to today, and I’m thrilled to say that my health communications journey has finally finished.… Read More

Antibiotic Resistance

Is Misinformation Helping to Spur Antibiotic Resistance?

By On January 12, 2016

In the United State alone, there are 2 million antibiotic resistant infections that cause 23,000 deaths each year.… Read More

Health Communication

The Food Influencer: A Discussion with Two Nutrition Bloggers

By On December 16, 2015

On a mission to learn more about what it means to be a food/nutrition influencer, I reached out to two fellow Boston University Health Communication graduates. … Read More

Health Care Marketing

The Trials and Tribulations of Launching a Successful Campaign

By On November 30, 2015

Deciding what to say and how to say it can be extremely stressful. Although there is no secret formula that is guaranteed to work every time, there are some things you can… Read More