Tag: public health awareness

Study: trusted sources, empathetic messaging combat health misinformation

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Editor's Note In an era of social media channels, video sharing, and other new communication methods, traditional verbal or written communication between clinician and patient is inadequate for combating health misinformation, according to the Penn Medical Communication Research Institute. Published December 7 in Jama Network, the researchers’ findings emphasize the…

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By: Brita Belli
February 1, 2024

National health observances in October: Health literacy, breast cancer, mental health

Editor's Note October is a month of awareness for several causes, according to the US Department of Human Services (HHS) and the Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (MHTTC). Each month, the HHS highlights "National Health Observances" (NHOs), and October, it is raising awareness for health literacy, breast cancer, the…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
October 1, 2023

Problems persist with HHS emergency-preparedness goals

Editor's Note According to a May 14 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is continuing with the persistent, systemic problems that impaired its ability to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as other public health crises, such as H1N1 influenza, Zika,…

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By: Judy Mathias
May 15, 2023

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