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Making Connections: The Heart of Health Communication

By On September 18, 2015

For many people that initial conversation with a health care professional about a new diagnosis sounds like the buzz of white noise. … Read More

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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

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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

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Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder: When Feeling Sad is More than Just Sad

By On December 8, 2014

For some people (myself included) this time of year truly is the most wonderful time of the year. But for others, this time of year is associated with feelings of depression, tension,… Read More

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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