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Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: Not Just a Soldier’s Condition

By On April 5, 2016

PTSD affects about 7.7 million Americans and roughly 37 percent of those cases are diagnosed as severe. The condition often develops in a person’s early 20s but can occur at any age.… Read More


Falling on Deaf Ears: A Forgotten Community’s Health Care Needs

By On July 20, 2015

There are an estimated 26 to 28 million people in the United States who can be classified as deaf or hard of hearing. … Read More

Multicultural Communications

Multicultural Series: Part Four – Communicating about Health with People from Different Cultures: Be Mindful!

By On March 17, 2015

The United States is home to people from many different countries. It is a rich and varied home composed of various cultural, linguistic, and political backgrounds. From a health communicator’s point of… Read More

HealthComU Dad Pregnancy

Dos and Don’ts of Pregnancy: What Women Want the Dads to Know

By On February 12, 2015

So just what do pregnant women want their partners to know as they embark on this transition time for their family? … Read More

Health Communication

My HealthCom Journey Series: Part One

By On August 25, 2014

Chances are good that if you’re reading this blog post, you have some vested interest in health communications. Whether you are a health professional or find yourself on the communications side, your… Read More

Health Communication
Patient-Provider Communication

Using Your Words: Giving Clients Tools to Navigate Tough Patient Encounters

By On May 30, 2014

I recently visited my doctor to ask for a refill on a medication I’ve taken since 1999. Simple. Right? After six more days, five more calls, and a second visit, it ended… Read More

Video Conference
PRSA Health Academy Conference

Video Serves as Powerful and Share-worthy Communications Tool

By On May 21, 2014

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. I wonder, then, how many words a video is worth? It’s no secret that people learn differently. Some people need to see the… Read More

Story Telling
PRSA Health Academy Conference

How Letting Patients Tell their Stories can Help Enhance Your Message

By On May 14, 2014

Communicating health information effectively and engagingly is hard, but it can also be incredibly rewarding. I recently attended the PRSA 2014 Health Academy Conference, and I was reminded—by both the presenters and… Read More

Health Etiquette
Sensitive Health Topics

Mind Your P’s and Q’s: Etiquette When Communicating about Sensitive Health Topics

By On April 30, 2014

Every month there is a new list of health awareness events and observations designed to educate and inform us. April is no exception. National Child Abuse Prevention Month, National Minority Health Month,… Read More

Doctor Patient Communication
Doctor Patient Communication

The Four Building Blocks of Good Doctor/Patient Communication

By On March 31, 2014

Doctors are often required to do it all—be the medical expert, the emotional and physical healer, and the empathetic counselor. It’s really no surprise that physicians must wear so many hats. The… Read More