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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]

Resolve to Get More Sleep in 2015

Getting back into the swing of things after a long holiday vacation can be difficult and it can be even more challenging when trying to keep up your New Year's Resolution. Maybe you've started hitting the gym to lose a few pounds or thrown your last pack of cigarettes in the trash in favor of a more positive stress relief tool. Maybe you've decided to learn a new language or say "goodbye" to high-fructose corn syrup from your diet for good. Now the question is: how are you going to stic… [Read More]

What “Hanger” Does to Your Brain and Behavior

The health communications field is overflowing with medical terms and slang. It is essential that as health communicators, we educate the general public about such terms so they can make informed health decisions. One of the slang terms that recently found its way to the Oxford English Dictionary's list for word of the year is the term hanger. Being "hangry" can be defined as a feeling or showing anger caused by hunger (it's a clever combination of hungry and angry-and we do love… [Read More]

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