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Naming Flu Viruses-Nothing to Sneeze At!

By Arshya Gurbani I’m sorry about the title, too. I heard a pretty ridiculous pun today, and I guess they’re just contagious…much like the flu. That’s right–sure as the sun rising each morning and the certain as the pride every Tarheel felt following last week’s momentous basketball victory…flu season is back again. In the US,…

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Dining with Dysphagia

GUEST BLOG, By Colleen O’Day Dysphagia is a swallowing disorder that can affect patients of all ages under a variety of medical conditions.¬†According to the ASHA, one in 25 adults in the United States experience swallowing problems. However, since the disorder spans across ages and medical conditions, research indicates that its prevalence may be underestimated….

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Promoting Healthy Habits? Tell a Story

Researchers at the University of Southern California have been studying how narrative influence health behavior. They wonder if it might not be more effective to present information as a story. Their results thus far show that, in fact, this may be the case. Narrative communication has been defined “any cohesive and coherent story with an…

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