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Health Communication

Changing Hospital and Health Communication Can Help Contain Ebola and Other Diseases

Matthew S. McGlone | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Matthew S. McGlone

Although the CDC can be commended for its efforts to contain Ebola here and abroad, the effort could be improved if changes to the health and risk communication were made.

Simple Tips for Creating Patient-Friendly Health Materials

Erin N. Marcus, M.D. | Posted 08.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

Clear communication from doctors, nurses, hospitals and clinics is essential for patients to manage their health care effectively. But creating easily understood materials isn't simple.

Shame And Blame: Facing The Unintended Consequences Of Health Messaging

Leah Berkenwald | Posted 03.24.2012 | Health and Fitness
Leah Berkenwald

Health communication professionals must be better trained to anticipate the unintended consequences of their campaigns and examine the stigmas and stereotypes they reinforce.

What Happens When The Anger Subsides? -- The New Breast Cancer Guidelines

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Reardon

Despite the additional explanations added and attempts at clarification of the new breast cancer guidelines, the women I meet with breast cancer and those who haven't had it are still angry.