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“Extra Virgin” Oil Label can be Misleading

Much has been proclaimed about the health benefits of using vegetable oils over butter or margarine for cooking. Solid margarine and butter can be high in saturated fat, which can raise cholesterol and increase the risk of heart disease. Some margarines contain trans-fats, which not only increase cholesterol levels but also cause lower high-density lipoprotein (HDL), aka "good," cholesterol levels. Vegetable oils (such as canola, olive, walnut, and peanut, among others) contain … [Read More]

Why Treat Anyone with a Disability Differently?

December 3 is International Day of Persons with Disabilities, created to promote action towards raising awareness about disability issues and draw attention to the benefits of an inclusive and accessible society for all. This year's theme is "Inclusion matters: access and empowerment for people of all abilities." Empowerment involves investing in people--in jobs, health, nutrition, education, and social protection. When people are empowered, they are better prepared to take advantage … [Read More]

Our Picks for Top Health Communications News Stories of November

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 November that we feel are deserving of your attention. Johns Hopkins researchers leverage Apple's ResearchK… [Read More]


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