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The Difference between Dying from Cancer and Living with Cancer

The way we talk about cancer is outdated. It was this headline in a Vox article that caught my eye earlier this month. Wondering what it meant, I clicked (so yes, sometimes the clickbait on Vox works, quite effectively actually) and stumbled onto an article that has real-life parallels for me. My aunt has been sick--really sick--for about a year, with unexplained gastrointestinal issues that have caused her to lose a great deal of weight. Despite tests for nearly everything (includ… [Read More]

What’s in a Name? IOM Report Suggests Name Change for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

First as a journalist and now as a health communicator, I have always stressed that words are important. How we use words, when we use them, and most importantly, which words we use can have a significant impact on a person's ability to understand and use information. This is especially important when you're talking about health information. The words we use when talking about health are so important because certain words carry more weight and are perceived differently. For instance,… [Read More]
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