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Nothing but Nets-Challenges to Inspiring Behavior Change

GUEST BLOGGER: Carolyn Windler If I have learned one thing serving as a health volunteer in a developing country, it is that changing someone’s behavior long term is a nearly impossible task. As humans, we have an intrinsic drive to maintain habits and impeccable difficulty instilling new habits without substantive reward. In my work, this…

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National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

By Arshya Gurbani Feb 26th-March 4th is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2017. Whether you or someone you know is affected by an eating disorder or you just want to learn more about them, the National Eating Disorders Association has a lot of helpful toolkits to help jump start important conversations. The most common and identifiable…

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Kaiser Health News covers the Repeal of ACA

You couldn’t really make the case that the American health care has ever been easy to follow. Maybe, though, it’s more on your radar now, with the Trump administration’s promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act and impending changes on the horizon. With a very uncertain political climate, the need for effective health communication is…

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Along for the (Fluo) Ride

By Arshya Gurbani, M.A. candidate 2018 Fluoridated water, at the right amounts, is beneficial for our dental care. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it’s one of the ten greatest public health achievements of the 20th century! So why was it necessary for the Orange Water and Sewer Authority to shut…

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