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A Dose of the Prevention PlanlarissafBen-Was-Right-0222333_247185629752_247135464752_3258194_4603383_n

Fri, 15 Apr 2011 08:19:43 +0000

I know, it has been a long time since my last blog post, and I truly apologize. For some reason my desire to blog seemed to disappear, but today I got it back, and just at the right time! In my campaigns class, we had guest speaker Kathy Fleming talk to us. She  has worked […]

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A Dose of PlanninglarissafimagesCA6OFYFKcandies_hillary

Sun, 27 Feb 2011 06:35:49 +0000

One important part of health communication is advocacy. Advocacy in public health involves informing the public, swaying public opinion and influencing policy makers. But before you start advocating, you need to develop a plan. You need to know what exactly you are trying to get across to develop an effective message. Equally important, you need to know what […]

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A Dose of Digital Lieslarissafkaty perrybrit

Sat, 26 Feb 2011 06:15:23 +0000

Over the past few days, I have been attending many of the activities that are part of All Sizes Fit Week. This campaign at the University of Oregon is put on to help increase positive body image and rasie eating order awareness. One thing emphasized at the events was how the media projects false images of women to define […]

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An Overdose of Policy – Hospitals Ban Birthing Videoslarissaf

Tue, 15 Feb 2011 21:34:20 +0000

The New York Times recently featured an article on a hospital in Maryland, Meritus Medical Center, which is banning all pictures and videos during child-birth. Some other hospitals have followed suit and adopted similar policies. Needless to say, this has brought about some controversy. While the hospital claims that “it is about the health and safety of the […]

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A Dose of Twitter and Grey’s Anatomylarissaftwitter-bird-follow-me

Sat, 05 Feb 2011 01:15:50 +0000

Recently, I was watching one of my favorite TV shows, Grey’s Anatomy, when a twist of public relations snuck itself in. First of all, for those who don’t watch Grey’s, it is a show about a group of surgical doctors, residents and interns that work at Seattle Grey’s hospital. In this particular episode, there is […]

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A Prescription for ActionlarissafYouCanDoItchange%20next%20exit

Wed, 02 Feb 2011 10:28:12 +0000

In health communication, the first step is to get people to start listening. Once you have done this, congratulations, you’ve got an audience. But now that you’ve got them what do you say? How do you create health messages that will actually cause change? It is often found that people may listen to health promoting messages, […]

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An Overdose of Communicationlarissafnot-listening

Tue, 01 Feb 2011 07:29:43 +0000

The statistics of American’s health in 2010 are out, and they don’t look good. More than 25 million children and adults in the United States—8.3 percent of the population—have diabetes; nearly 34 percent of adults and 17 percent of children are obese, and  35.7 million adults have cholesterol levels over 240 mg. All of these numbers have increased from 2009.  So what is going […]

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The First Dose of Melarissaf34368_1520802863764_1345326962_31386205_7297886_n47090_1599461343866_1156007469_31711452_6665832_n

Tue, 25 Jan 2011 05:15:23 +0000

Hey all! My name is Larissa Frei and I am a senior at University of Oregon. Originally from Corvallis, (yes, home of the Beavers) I often get the age-old “you traitor!” And yes, I may have switched sides, but I came to UO with good reason: I have high hopes in pursuing the exciting art of public relations. In […]

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