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Our Picks for Top Health Communications News Stories in May

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 May that we feel are deserving of your attention. Study suggests HIV medications should be given at time o… [Read More]

Remembering John and Alicia Nash: Brilliance, Sacrifice, Undeniable Courage, and the Devotion Caregivers Have for their Loved Ones with Mental Illness

I write this blog post with mixed emotions. Last week I was excited to learn that J&J received approval by the FDA for a new schizophrenia treatment option, INVEGA TRINZA™ (three-month paliperidone palmitate), marking the first and only schizophrenia medication to be administered four times a year. It's a major win for the mental health community and comes during National Mental Health Awareness Month-an opportune time if there ever was one. But meanwhile, this week, along wit… [Read More]

Gratitude: How It Affects Your Brain and Heart

Cultivating gratitude is part of my daily routine. I feel truly fortunate for all the wonderful moments and people in my life. There are many ways of cultivating gratitude-quick and easy ways that I described in a December 2014 blog post, "Three Ways of Cultivating Gratitude." Today, I want to dig a little deeper and examine gratitude and its health benefits. Our brain There is increased interest among neuroscientists in studying how gratitude-which can be considered a scientific… [Read More]


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