Tag: health literacy

Three health literacy strategies

Health Literacy and Science Communication: Two Sides of the Same Health Communication Coin?

Did you know that October is Health Literacy month? As part of this month-long focus on clear and understandable health information, the Massachusetts General Hospital Blum Center recently hosted a talk by Stacy Robison, MPH, MPCHES, co-founder of CommunicateHealth—a health education and communication firm—on the issues of health literacy in the digital age and how […]

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Using Plain Language to Help Patients Cope with Cancer

So many questions run through a patients mind when they’re diagnosed with cancer. Now two Mass General doctors from the Cancer Center and the Division of Palliative Care are hoping to help answer those questions using clear and simple language. David Ryan, MD, an oncologist, and Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH, a palliative care physician, have […]

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4 Weeks Until Research Rumble!

On April 20th researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital will compete in the Research Rumble to see which institute has the best team of science talkers.  A total of six contestants—three each from Mass General and the Brigham—will have four minutes each to present their science to a team of “celebrity” judges […]

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