Posts Tagged 'patient education'

White and Gold or Black and Blue…Should That Really Be The Question?

Mar 18

For the better part of the last weekend in February, my parents (in their seventies) visiting from Brooklyn, my eleven year old daughter, my seven year old son, my nineteen year old au pair from Denmark, and various friends and family as far flung as France and as close in as a few blocks from […]

Caregivers: An Important Audience for Many Social Marketing Efforts

Oct 19

My mom and dad had been married for 50 years when she was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer in 2009. She was a youthful, beautiful and fit 69 year-old, so the diagnosis was a heartbreaking shock to everyone in my small, close-knit family. Over the course of 24 hours my dad went from being […]

Quantified Self: Is self-tracking the future of behavior change?

Feb 23

I sat down with Ernesto for a Q&A on the “quantified self” movement and how it might be applied to public health in the near future.

Health Literacy and Patient Education Materials

Oct 07

Last week, I attended an American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) conference in Denver, Colorado.  As an exhibitor, I discussed materials needs with hundreds of physicians from all around the country.  Although my various conversations were spread out over a number of different health conditions, there was one commonality in every exchange I had.  The […]

Calling Me On It

Jul 16

Much is written about patient-provider interactions and how they can be improved.  As I learned this week, there is an elegant solution to what is doubtless a common concern among health care providers: is the patient telling the truth, no matter how inconvenient? The truth: I snore.  In fact, my snoring is loud and legendary—famed […]