Latest Health Communication Stories

2013-03-05 10:37:42

The Baylor College of Medicine Teen Health Clinic will host its fifth annual technology conference April 2-3 focusing on the use of social media and other forms of electronic communication to advance public health initiatives. "At the Teen Health Clinic, we have made it a priority to integrate the use of today´s technology into our patient care efforts," said Dr. Peggy Smith, director of the clinic and professor of obstetrics and gynecology at BCM. "Our goal through the conference is...

2009-08-03 15:18:18

About half of the car trips in the U.S. are less than five miles"”a distance easily navigated by walking or cycling. Reducing short-distance car trips has many benefits"”it decreases car accidents, has positive benefits for the environment and increases physical health and activity, says communication professor Edward Maibach of George Mason University. An expert in climate change communication research, Maibach says that community leaders should make promotion of physical...

2008-08-05 03:00:11

By Wallace, Jane Bari, Sona; Reinders, Lina; Rainford, John; Gamhewage, Gaya; Fleck, Fiona Many - some would argue all - successful public health initiatives would not be possible without strategic communications. Paradoxically, the discipline remains misunderstood, underfunded and underutilized. Communication is too often neglected and only incorporated into public health programmes as an afterthought. That is why for the first time the Bulletin is devoting a theme issue to the dynamic...

Word of the Day
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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.