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New Facebook Features Helpful for Health Communicators

By On April 15, 2016

This week during F8, Facebook’s annual global developer conference held in San Francisco, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled a slew of new products and features in front of hundreds of delighted… 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

HealthComU Social Media Effects
Social Media

Does Social Media Affect You Positively or Negatively?

By On February 4, 2015

With a simple tweet or a Facebook post, a bully can humiliate someone in front of thousands of people. … Read More

Social Media

Hashtags That Harm

By On December 10, 2014

Being a digital media specialist, I often get asked sarcastically if my job pays me to sit on Facebook all day. Well, much to their dismay, it sort of is.… Read More


“Challenge” Videos Help Spread the Word About Important Health Topics

By On August 11, 2014

I’m sure you have seen them. The sudden barrage of videos on Facebook or other social media sites of people “challenging” their friends to complete a task for bragging rights is becoming… Read More


Facebook Opens Up to Breastfeeding, So Should We

By On June 18, 2014

Breastfeeding controversy heats up again every few years and, right now, it is warming up quite nicely. Many women, if not most, want to nurse—whether it is because they believe the science… Read More

Social Sharing
Social Media

Unilever, Upworthy Partner on an Idea We Think is Worth Sharing

By On June 6, 2014

What if information about health was shared online as virally as Someecard memes or Buzzfeed lists? What if people took more time to consider news and information that could make them healthier… Read More

Social Media Planning
Social Media

Social Media Planning doesn’t have to be a Rat Race

By On April 21, 2014

Whether you are just starting to incorporate social media into your communication plan or are a vested pro, there are always opportunities to revitalize content. Over the last few years, I have… Read More


The Great Facebook Race

By On February 21, 2014

With more than 117 million users and counting, there is no doubt that Facebook still reigns as king of the social media world. Naturally, hospitals in recent years have joined the fray… Read More