How to fight mental illness stigma at college with fun

Getting college students to engage in fun activities centered around honesty about mental health can help cut mental illness stigma.

Kevin Fryling-Indiana | Aug. 14, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine anxiety bias college-students communication depression stigma

‘Teach back’ communication can keep you out of hospital

Physicians should initiate teach-back interactions with each patient they see, but if they don't, patients can bring it up first.

Alisson Clark-Florida | Aug. 5, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine communication hospitals physicians

Better communication helps cancer patients feel ‘in control’

Tools to improve communication between doctors and patients receiving cancer care can help patients feel like they have more control over their treatment.

U. Melbourne | July 30, 2019 | futurity
~8 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer communication doctor

How African American families can talk about diabetes

Interviews with members of 20 African American families with strong histories of type 2 diabetes suggest how to promote communication about the disease.

Angie Hunt-Iowa State | July 25, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine communication diabetes families food

Swampy cells coordinate defenses in a surprising way

"There are many different ways of communication in biology but this is really a new kind of signaling between cells that we're trying to understand."

Taylor Kubota-Stanford | July 16, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology cells communication predators water

Compassion makes all the difference for HIV treatment

"Today, HIV is considered a chronic, treatable condition. However, this study found that many patients continue to view it as a death sentence."

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers | July 15, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine communication empathy hiv medications physicians stigma

When is it time for seniors to forgo cancer screening?

New research tackles a tough conversation for older adults and their health providers: When does life expectancy make cancer screening unwise?

Johns Hopkins University | July 3, 2019 | futurity
~10 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine aging cancer communication life-expectancy medical-tests physicians seniors

Using these emotion words may shield teens from depression

Teens who can articulate negative emotions with more nuance may have a lower risk of depression, research shows.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester | June 28, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine childrens-health communication depression emotions language teenagers

Terminally ill patients highlight vital end-of-life talks

Interviews with terminally ill patients clarify the need to talk about where we want to spend our final days.

U. Melbourne | June 27, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine communication death end-of-life families hospice

4 ways to move beyond gridlock in touchy debates

"We need to listen to other viewpoints and try to understand the other side. If we cannot talk and listen to one another, then there is no hope for change."

Angie Hunt-Iowa State | June 26, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture beliefs communication politics social-lives

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