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Health Literacy


What the Heck Is Genomics? How the Words We Choose Impacts Marketing Campaigns

By On March 30, 2016

Genomics, or more specifically, genomic medicine, is often referred to as personalized medicine. … Read More

Health Literacy Month

Health Literacy Month Reminds Us to be Thoughtful about Our Communication

By On October 13, 2015

Health literacy, which his defined as the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions, remains a critical issue in health communication.… Read More

Health Care Marketing

Accessible Web Design Doesn’t Mean Boring

By On August 20, 2015

Websites that are well thought out and designed are crucial for the way your information is presented and the success of the message.… Read More

Health Communication

How the Right Words at the Right Time Can Make All the Difference

By On August 18, 2015

A researcher at Massey University in New Zealand is seeking to study social interactions that may help or make things more difficult for adolescents and young adults who are dealing with cancer.… 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

Health Literacy

Health Literacy Initiative Focuses on Provider Education

By On April 3, 2015

If you’ve been a loyal reader of the HealthComU, you know that health literacy is a “pet” topic of mine. At my “daytime” job, I am managing editor at MMG, my job… Read More

Health Literacy
Health Literacy Month

Health Literacy Month Sheds Light on Continued Need for Improvement

By On October 27, 2014

October is Health Literacy Month. I’ve written about this subject a great deal, and when it rolled around this month, I wondered if I had anything new to say on the topic.… Read More

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Locked-In Syndrome

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

By On April 4, 2014

Whether you provide direct-patient care or not, chances are that you have spent time at the bedside of a loved one and know that caring for someone who is sick is challenging.… Read More

Health Communication Message Design
Health Communication

How to Design Effective Health Communication Messages

By On March 17, 2014

Health communication is designed to shape progressive health communicators, equipping them with the tools needed to effectively impact public and personal literacy. … Read More

Health Literacy
Health Literacy

Increased Access to Health Care Raises New Health Literacy Concern

By On February 12, 2014

On October 1, 2013, the Health Insurance Marketplace opened, allowing millions of Americans to compare health insurance options and purchase insurance. And in doing so, swarms of people—many for the first time—were… Read More