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Our Picks for Top Health Communications News Stories of October

It can be challenging to keep up with all of the latest news about health care communications and health policy. Given that the health communication industry is rapidly evolving, there is always something new developing. In an effort to help you stay current on the latest and greatest health care communications news, we've created this highlight of stories from the month of October that we feel are deserving of your attention. Processed meat consumption linked to cancer risk, s… [Read More]

Treats are Tricky for Some: Teal Pumpkins for a Safer Halloween

Halloween is my favorite holiday. I feel like everyone I know has heard my rationale that it's "one giant costume party and everyone's invited." However, for the parents of children with restrictive diets, the holiday can be a real nightmare for reasons entirely separate from the monsters. Eight percent of children in the United States have known and reported food allergies, which is about 6 million of the little Darth Vaders and Princess Elsas running around this year. These reactio… [Read More]

To Raise Awareness We Need to Level the Playing Field

"Do you think they don't do as much research into finding a cure for LGS because it doesn't affect that many people?" My mom asked me this question a few weeks ago, almost in passing, regarding my great-nephew (her great grandson) who has Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS). Obviously, given what I do for a living (managing editor at a health communications company that specializes in recruitment of patients for clinical trials), I know a little something about this subject. The answer isn't … [Read More]


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