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How the Right Words at the Right Time Can Make All the Difference

As a health communicator, I have made a career out of carefully crafting messaging to ensure that the right words are used to communicate to people about health-related topics. I aim to write materials that are clear, concise, and easy to understand. I espouse the use of plain language principles and am a health literacy champion. But I have never really given a great deal of thought about how the ability to communicate effectively about health is an equally important skill in everyda… [Read More]

Another Reason to Join that Adult Softball Team…

I was an athlete in high school, but when I went to college, my participation in sports dramatically waned. Luckily for me, my current home of Washington, D.C., has a burgeoning social sports culture--all sorts of sports (from bocce to soccer to softball) played at a variety of levels and often played in view of the incredible monument-scape that we live around, or on the National Mall itself. And so last year I weaseled my way onto a softball team, and it's been great!  I am pr… [Read More]
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