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The 3 Benefits of Having Cancer: What You Learn When You’re Diagnosed with Cancer in Your 20s

By On April 10, 2018

I was diagnosed with cancer when I was 27 years old. Here are three “benefits” I’ve experienced throughout my cancer journey.… Read More


2 + 5 = 1?

By On February 12, 2016

We’re excited to celebrate our second birthday mostly because despite the odds, we’ve made it this far.… Read More

Essential Surgery

Dispelling the Myth about Surgery Costs

By On April 23, 2015

This paradigm-shift decision to include surgery in a disease priorities volume helps to dispel the myth about surgery’s role in global health. Often thought of as not only non-essential, but a luxury,… Read More

HealthComU Functional Medicine
Functional Medicine

Connecting the Dots of Health through Functional Medicine

By On February 21, 2015

Do you find yourself with chronic, unexplained pains and ailments? Do specialty and primary care physicians have few ideas as to why you just don’t feel well? You may want to look… Read More

HealthComU Twitter Chat
HealthComU Twitter Chat

HealthComU Twitter Chat with Eat Simply’s Ayla Withee

By On February 17, 2015

HealthComU Twitter Chat with Eat Simply’s Ayla Withee on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 8:30 p.m. (EDT)… Read More

HealthComU One Year Anniversary

HealthComU’s One Year Anniversary

By On February 2, 2015

In everyday dialogue, the word “idea” is generally is used to denote the subjective thoughts of our own minds, it’s what makes us unique as individuals. The story behind HealthComU, though, is… Read More

Road to Nowhere
Health Communication

My (Unfinished) HealthCom Journey Series: Part Four

By On December 5, 2014

When I first started college, I was sure that I would major in nursing and have a career as a nurse. Like many college students, I changed my mind (more than once),… Read More

HealthCom Journey
Health Communication

My HealthCom Journey Series: Part Three

By On November 10, 2014

I never meant to be a health writer. I was one of the lucky kids who knew exactly what they wanted to be when they grew up. I knew beyond a doubt… Read More

Health Communication

My HealthCom Journey Series: Part Two

By On October 17, 2014

My journey to health communication started when I graduated from the Illinois Institute of Art with a bachelor of fine arts in graphic design in 2007. I spent almost 7 years working… Read More

100 Cake
Health Communication

What We’ve Learned from 100 Posts and What We Hope the Next 100 Bring

By On October 3, 2014

One hundred posts at HealthComU didn’t come easy, but it’s sure been fun getting here! We’re so happy to share this milestone with you—our readers and fellow health communicators. With 100 posts… Read More