Category: Healthcare

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Flu season proves that the invincible are not, in fact, invincible

February 24, 2015 In Healthcare Comments Off on Flu season proves that the invincible are not, in fact, invincible

Although health officials continue to encourage flu vaccinations for everyone over the ripe old age of 6 months, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported recently that only about

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Posted by Solomon McCown Healthcare Team

THON’s Dance for a Cure

February 20, 2015 In Healthcare Comments Off on THON’s Dance for a Cure

The diseases that kill the most children in the United States are childhood cancers. Thanks to medical research, as many as to 75 percent of the children with cancer can

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Posted by Solomon McCown Staff

Misinformation and Measles

February 6, 2015 In Healthcare Comments Off on Misinformation and Measles

Vaccines are completely safe, unless your definition of dangerous includes a slight fever or a little soreness. The chances of any given child having a severe allergic reaction to a

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Posted by Solomon McCown Healthcare Team

NEJM’s In-Your-Face Social Media Strategy

February 4, 2015 In Healthcare Comments Off on NEJM’s In-Your-Face Social Media Strategy

What makes you click on a link or share a post on social media? A picture? A fun headline? A question? There is no doubt that it is a combination

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Posted by Ashley McCown

A Public Crisis: Messaging the Measles

January 31, 2015 In Crisis Communications, Executive, Healthcare Comments Off on A Public Crisis: Messaging the Measles

As of this writing, at least 95 cases of measles have been linked to the outbreak traced to Disney theme parks, according to the California Department of Public Health. Those

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Posted by T.J. Winick

The Brigham Shooting: Another Case for Preparedness

January 22, 2015 In Crisis Communications, Executive, Healthcare Comments Off on The Brigham Shooting: Another Case for Preparedness

Two years ago this spring, in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, we were reminded once again that our city’s hospitals are among the greatest in the world; our

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Posted by Solomon McCown Staff

3 TED Talks on Healthcare Worth Watching

January 13, 2015 In Healthcare Comments Off on 3 TED Talks on Healthcare Worth Watching

TED Talks have been around since 1984, but have become popular since they were made available for free online viewing in 2006. These short lectures, usually less than 20 minutes

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Healthcare Predictions for 2015

December 29, 2014 In Healthcare Comments Off on Healthcare Predictions for 2015

Healthcare is an ever-evolving industry. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has spurred huge change in the field and new technologies are revolutionizing the way care is delivered. What’s in store

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Posted by Solomon McCown Healthcare Team

Hospitals Spreading Holiday Cheer

December 23, 2014 In Healthcare Comments Off on Hospitals Spreading Holiday Cheer

My sister is a nurse on the neurology floor at Boston Children’s Hospital and this year she and her roommate are working on Christmas Eve and Christmas. Last week they

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Posted by Solomon McCown Healthcare Team

Massachusetts Health Council Award Dinner: Promoting Healthy Living, Healthy Eating and Nutrition

October 20, 2014 In Healthcare Comments Off on Massachusetts Health Council Award Dinner: Promoting Healthy Living, Healthy Eating and Nutrition

This year’s Massachusetts Health Council (MHC) Award Dinner takes place tomorrow at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel. In light of MHC’s long-term mission of prevention and wellness, this year’s gala

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