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October 10, 2014

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#digitalHx: Digital Digest

Follow our tweets at #digitalHx How to Lose Weight – Online? Written by Amy Burkhalter Have you ever turned to social media to find support in reaching your fitness goals? A few recent studies have shown that connecting online can...

September 11, 2014

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The Beltway Buzz: September 2014

Back To Business (Sorta): Summer is over and Congress may be back in session, but the legislative schedule will be light due to the looming November elections. Congressional leaders are aiming to return to their districts by September 23rd to...

September 8, 2014

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Ebola is Here

At the age of 12, I went through that typical stage in any young woman’s life when she becomes obsessed with all things infectious diseases – particularly ebola. From watching Outbreak on repeat and imagining I would one day be...

Friend or Foe-ny? Can Pharma Live Up To Consumer Social Care Expectations?

We’ve all been there before: you sit down to watch last night’s episode of your favorite TV show and the screen suddenly freezes as a dooming “Error Retrieving Data” message pops up. Unwilling to forgo this “vital” evening activity, you...

June 16, 2014

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Beltway Buzz: June 2014

What Your Clients Need To Know: BIG news for physicians and teaching hospitals. In the name of transparency, the Physician Payments Sunshine Act now requires reporting of transactions of value between product manufacturers monitored by the FDA and health care...

April 28, 2014

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Beltway Buzz: Spring has Sprung in Washington

The Beltway Buzz is CCA-DC’s monthly recap of healthcare related happenings in the District. Out with the Old, In with the New: Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced she will resign her post, in a move that ends...

April 23, 2014

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Franchise Communications for Healthcare Companies: What Is It Good For?

We all know the drill. Often sparked by new company leadership or yearly brand planning, a mandate gets issued to internal teams and their agencies to tell the “franchise story.” Heartened by this interest to think beyond the individual brands,...

April 9, 2014

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PRimeCut Issue 22: Change

Climate change. Social change. Change is dominating the headlines and our lives. I can’t think of an industry undergoing more change than healthcare. Love it or hate it, the Affordable Care Act is going to transform healthcare in this country....

April 1, 2014

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South by Social Health 2014

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Newly Insured Consumers Necessitate a New Communications Approach

Patients are at the core of what we do as health communicators. We speak to a variety of audiences, but at the end of the day, we often find ourselves trying to reach patients to affect behavior change. Today this...