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Breaking Down the Findings from Two New Alcohol Studies

The month of May brings warmer temperatures, more daylight, and a renewed sense of enthusiasm and social energy. With more time spent outdoors, this month is also host to numerous holidays that revolve around drinking alcohol. For example, May 5th, Cinco de Mayo, has been adopted by many Americans and companies that distribute alcohol as a day to drink margaritas and other tequila-infused concoctions. On May 20th, hard liquor lovers worldwide celebrate World Whisky Day, and May 25th is lauded as National Wine Day. At the end of the month, many kick off the start of summer vacation with a beer-infused...

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May is Better Sleep Month

How rested do you feel when you get out of bed in the morning? If your answer is “marginally” or “not at all,” then it’s time to hit the reset button on your bedtime routine. May is known as Better Sleep Month, an important recognition introduced by the Better Sleep Council to help people focus on improving their sleeping habits.  Sleeping well at night is integral to your ability to function well during the day. To encourage better “self health” this month, make sure to check out the sleep statistics below. Learn more tips on the importance of sleep, how to know if you’re getting enough sleep,...

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Preview of NCHCMM | Registration Open!

Attending conferences is essential for public health communicators and professionals to hone their skills and stay updated in the industry. The networking opportunities also make health communication conferences worth the time and money you invest in them.  If you can only attend one conference this year, mark your calendar for July 19-21, 2023, for the 16th National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing & Media (NCHCCM) in Atlanta. This year’s theme is “Collaborate, Innovate, Inspire: The Evolution of Public Health Communication in a Changing World.”  For more than 15 years, NPHIC...

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Road to RSV Vaccines: Awaiting FDA Approval Following Phase 3 Trial Results

Respiratory syncytial virus, known as RSV, has been described by one prominent researcher as the “worst disease that no one knows about.” Each year, this respiratory virus infects millions of people and sends hundreds of thousands of them to the hospital. Unfortunately, this virus is responsible for thousands of deaths each year. The very young and very old are most susceptible to the virus due to their weaker immune systems. Furthermore, when the virus is circulating with other seasonal viruses, such as influenza and COVID-19, the sheer volume of infections can put a great strain on the healthcare...

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Breaking Down the Recent SCOTUS Declaration About Mifepristone Access and the Legal Battle Ahead

When the Supreme Court of the United States overturned the Roe vs. Wade decision in the summer of 2022, it opened up the floodgates for legal battles to play out across the country. The Roe vs. Wade ruling from 1973 was a landmark decision that guaranteed access to abortion in all 50 states. However, with the overturning of that ruling, the legality of abortion fell to the jurisdiction of each state. Several legal tests have been undertaken since then. One of these recent challenges has to do with the legality of the abortion pill known as mifepristone. Recently, the Supreme Court ordered that...

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