Breakthrough Patient Recruitment

Making Connections: The Heart of Health Communication

Receiving a medical diagnosis can be a nerve-wracking time of uncertainty and fear. Emotions can range from ecstatic about finally being able to put a name to what ails you, to despair over a disease or condition that may be life threatening. For many people that initial conversation with a health care professional about a new diagnosis sounds like the buzz of white noise. All of these emotions cloud judgement and make it difficult to even hear what is being said, let alone understand… [Read More]

Clearing the Air on Vaporizers

E-cigarettes and electronic vaporizers have somehow transformed from those weird sci-fi looking sticks Jenny McCarthy pushes, to a more normalized occurrence in day-to-day lives. If you haven't run into them, electronic vaporizers use a battery-powered heating device to create vapor for inhalation. An e-cigarette is a type of vaporizer that atomizes a liquid solution commonly made of propylene glycol, glycerin, nicotine, and flavorings. They've become popular among people who want t… [Read More]

Our Picks for Top Health Communications News Stories of the Summer

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 months of July and August that we feel are deserving of your attention. More than 4,000 people from 72 countries met… [Read More]


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