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Cleanliness is Next to Healthiness: Engage in a Little Fall Cleaning This Year

It's fall, y'all (in case you missed my tirade on Pumpkin Spice Lattes). Although this means that leaves will be changing and pumpkins will be carved, this also means that a significant amount of time is about to be spent indoors as we transition to sweater weather. What it typically does not mean on the other hand is that these inside spaces are going to be cleaned--that's a task reserved for spring. But just because it doesn't (almost) rhyme, should we really be neglecting the autumn … [Read More]

Project Semicolon Starts a Conversation that is Helping Many People Cope with Mental Illness

Although there have been significant efforts to raise awareness of mental illness, it's no secret that the stigma associated with mental illness has harmful effects that range from reluctance to seek help or medical treatment, to lack of understanding even from family members and close friends, to the belief that the situation will never get better and is helpless. It is this stigma that makes talking about mental illness so difficult--for both those with mental illness and those in th… [Read More]

Our Picks for Top Health Communications News Stories of September

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 September that we feel are deserving of your attention Lessons learned: One year after the Ebola crisis … [Read More]


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