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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]

The Underrepresentation of the LGBT Community in Health Care and Clinical Trials

For any of you devout Healthyist readers, you may have noticed that my blog posts come from a place of annoyance over my current social media news feeds, and one this is no different. Today, I am talking about a solid 75 percent of recent posts: Caitlyn Jenner. Why am I annoyed by this? Well, first, it is taking up the majority of my news feed, which is usually reserved for cute pictures of animals. However, and more importantly, it is showcasing how clearly misunderstood and underrepr… [Read More]

Becoming Patient #1 Part 1: The Healthyist Talks with T.J. Sharpe of

People participate in clinical trials for many reasons. Some do it because they feel it is their best treatment option. Some volunteer because they want to help others with the condition. Regardless of the reason, volunteering to participate in a clinical trial is a personal decision, one that we here at MMG deeply respect. The Healthyist staff was recently lucky enough to speak with T.J. Sharpe about his experience participating in a clinical trial and his decision to share his stor… [Read More]


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