Breakthrough Patient Recruitment

Using “Intimate Words” to Battle Cervical Cancer in Rural Mexico

What if you didn't have the words to tell your doctor what was bothering you? What if what was bothering you was considered taboo in your culture--something that you aren't supposed to talk about, even with your doctor? And what if the fact that you can't talk openly about this topic cost you your life? This is the case for many women in indigenous rural Mexican communities, where the most common cause of death among women is cervical cancer--a type of cancer that is both treatable an… [Read More]

Becoming Patient #1, Part 2: Advocating for Enhanced Education about Clinical Trials

The Healthyist staff was recently lucky enough to have the opportunity to speak with T.J. Sharpe about his experience participating in a clinical trial and then subsequently taking that experience public and sharing his story with others. In part-2 of this series, we discuss what he thinks can help better educate the public about clinical trials. You can read part 1 here. What made you take your experience public? I had already been sharing my story with a large number of fami… [Read More]

Our Picks for Top Health Communications News Stories in June

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 June that we feel are deserving of your attention. Wall Street Journal reports on shortage of cancer drug… [Read More]


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