Breakthrough Patient Recruitment

Are Tablet Apps Revolutionizing Augmentative and Alternative Communication?

I have found myself surrounded by a community that I never thought I would cross paths with more than once in my life. It started with me attending a university with one of the strongest health care education programs in the nation for business marketing. Then, my first free-lance job out of college was at a wonderful company called TapSpeak. Now, I'm coming up on my one and a half year mark with both MMG, Inc. and my current beau. All four have one common thread; they have all taught m… [Read More]

How Smart Phones are Affecting the Way We Touch and Feel Touch

I recently wrote about how our love for gadgets and technology affects our posture. This time, let's take a look at how touch screen items alter our perception of touch and ultimately mold our brains. Many people cannot imagine life without a smart phone or other handheld device. We use them for extended periods every day in both our personal lives and for our jobs. I certainly find them extremely helpful in staying organized and keeping in touch with my family and friends. Gadgets … [Read More]

When a Health Communicator Goes on Vacation: Examining Health Care in Central America

I've been lucky enough to travel to some really awesome locations in the past few years. Every time I go somewhere new, I can't help but put my health communicator hat on and do a little bit of investigating into how health care works-or often, how it doesn't work-around the world. Just last week, I spent six glorious days in Belize. It's an absolutely stunning country, and I was fortunate enough to get to spend time in both the rainforest exploring the jungle and at the beach loungi… [Read More]


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