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When Health Communication Has a Conscience, We All Learn Something

We are 5 days into 2016. 2016, which means we're now in the second half of the decade. But we're still tied to a different decade--the decade when HIV and AIDS first dominated the news with fears about contraction and death from this terrifying new disease. It was the 1980s, and we didn't know what we know now. We didn't know that new treatment options would mean that people would be able to live long and relatively healthy lives with HIV. We didn't know how perfectly safe it is to hug … [Read More]

Our Picks for Top Blog Posts and News Stories of 2015

We've had a great year on the Healthyist in 2015, and we'd like to take this time to thank you for reading and provide you with another opportunity to read our most popular blog posts of the year. Most popular Healthyist posts in 2015: Part 1: To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate: Why that Should Not be a Question Warming Up for SCOPE 2015 What Health News Can You Trust? Remembering John and Alicia Nash: Brilliance, Sacrifice, Undeniable Courage, and the Devotion Care… [Read More]

Chagas and Benznidazole: A Treatment that Started Out as a Donation

One year ago, the Healthyist wrote about how Ebola could potentially bring much needed attention to the FDA's priority review voucher program (PVR) if it was added to WHO's list of neglected tropical diseases (NTD). As strange as it seems, the PVR law has come back into the limelight via another extremely serious disease, Chagas. Unlike Ebola, Chagas (American Trypanosomiasis) isalready classified by WHO as a NTD. When a disease is categorized as a NTD, it generally affects a large… [Read More]


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