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Health & Wellness

The FDA Offers a New Recommendation for Sugar Consumption

By On November 18, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently recommended a cap on the amount of added sugar you should consume each day. This equates to no more than 12.5 teaspoons or 50 grams… Read More

Whole Grains

Whole Grains Support Health, a Balanced Diet, and Weight Management

By On September 30, 2015

When your diet is in need of help, turning to the latest fad diet to help manage your weight is last thing you should do. … Read More

Health Communication

“Baby on Board”—A Lesson in Accurately Sharing Health Messages

By On September 16, 2015

You know you’ve seen vehicles bearing these decals on your morning and evening commutes. So just what was the purpose of this reminder at its inception?… Read More


Step It Up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking

By On September 14, 2015

The U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, recently launched a campaign targeting the importance of walking: Step It Up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities.… Read More

Social Media

Use the Healthcare Hashtag Project in Your Next Communications Plan

By On August 3, 2015

According to Symplur’s website, “the goal of the Healthcare Hashtag Project is to make the use of Twitter more accessible for providers and the health care community as a whole.”… Read More


Social Causes: How to Best Join the Conversation

By On July 16, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage late last month, marking a significant change to a law that many fought against for decades. … Read More

Social Media

Tips for Successful Live-Tweeting

By On July 2, 2015

Live-tweeting is a staple now at press conferences, lectures or any event that presents information. In a world where everyone is a citizen journalist, this online “note taking” occurs at a rapid… Read More

Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)

What Is New Eating Disorder Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)?

By On June 26, 2015

A new category of eating disorder, known as avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID), emerged in May of 2013 in The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition.… Read More

Body Shaming

Thin Shaming Is Body Shaming

By On May 22, 2015

Making negative assumptions about a person’s weight is never appropriate. For some, being underweight can be just as difficult as being overweight. … Read More

Anti-Texting and Driving

Anti-Texting and Driving Initiative: Using Social Media to Advance Awareness

By On May 20, 2015

Statistics from the Department of Transportation confirm that as many as 6,000 deaths a year are attributable to texting and driving. … Read More