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5 Examples of Senior Living Orgs Lighting Up Instagram

My 70-year-old aunt is on Instagram. She doesn’t post often, but she’s always one of the first to like my photos. She gets to see pictures of my daughter that other family members (who just stick to Facebook) never see. The belief that “seniors are only on Facebook” is totally false. My aunt is proof…. Read more

Get Real: Humanize Your Content to Turn Readers Into Patients

Health content communicators and marketers: How can you raise your content level from “resonating with the audience” to “motivating them to take action?” You know your target audience: They have questions about their health and they’re looking to you for answers. You know how to reach them: Write empathetic, factual content that trumpets your brand’s… Read more

Why You Need to Add Patient Education Material to Your Website, Pronto

Get ready to write about GERD. (And diabetes, bunions and concussions.) Patient education materials are the new must-have for a successful digital marketing strategy. You need online content describing conditions, tests and treatments for the information-hungry consumer. Yes, this type of health information already exists on sites such as WebMD. But why lose users to… Read more

Writing About Addiction with Care: 5 Tips

If you’re still writing about “drug addicts,” “alcoholics” and “substance abuse problems,” it’s time for a refresh. Healthcare writers need to write about substance use disorders with the same support, empathy and sensitivity we use for those with cancer or heart disease: We’ve learned a lot about the disease in the last 60 years, but… Read more

Palliative Care Content: How to Write It

Not everyone in your audience wants to “live their best life” or “get back to an active lifestyle.” Some simply wish to feel better. It’s time to turn the spotlight on a health topic that can help them: palliative care. This crash course in palliative care content discusses what this service is (and isn’t), why… Read more

5 Steps to Fight Fake Healthcare News with Trustworthy Content

You work hard to create trustworthy content that helps people make informed healthcare decisions. But fake health news is a real problem — and causing real damage. How Google is Fighting Fake Healthcare News Google and social media channels are combating the problem by: Rewarding sites that have reliable content Penalizing ones that produce inaccurate,… Read more

How to Use Physician Bios to Attract New Patients: 6 Examples

Imagine this scenario: You recently moved across the state with your husband. You know one of you is going to catch a cold or flu bug sooner rather than later, and you’ll need a doctor on standby. But you have no one in this new city you can ask for a rec. So how do… Read more

Real Example: Use Custom Content to Increase & Engage Your Audience

Case Study: Increase audience by 137% and engage more than 86,000 participants to improve their health through interactive challenges, blogs and social media content. Summary In 2017, the ANA Enterprise — a platform dedicated to empowering nurses — launched Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ (HNHN). HNHN is a national initiative to improve the health of the… Read more

5 Ways to Use Sensitivity When Writing About Vaccines

We need to meet the anti-vax population where they are. Shouting “You’re wrong!” may make people dig in even harder. Let this sink in: Diseases we’ve already eradicated may now be our biggest threats. That’s right: The World Health Organization lists vaccine hesitancy as one of the top health threats of 2019. Knowledge Management: An… Read more

How Often Should You Refresh Your Healthcare Content?

Ahh. That’s your sigh of relief after your hospital website rewrite or redesign is complete. Enjoy basking in the glow of that sleek, SEO-infused site. So check that project off your to-do list but maybe not in permanent marker. You WILL need to refresh your content again — and you may need to do it… Read more