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The Difference Between Hiring a Freelance Digital Writer vs. Content Agency

Imagine this: You partner with a content agency. Google loves the content your healthcare brand is publishing. The positive results start generating. You’re happier. Your team is happier. Your boss is happier. You don’t have to revisit the project any time soon because the quality content lasts. It does what you need it to do…. 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

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

Mental Health Content: 5 Tips to Engage Your Audience

Your audience goes beyond the nearly 44 million adults who experience mental health problems each year — it includes their caregivers as well. In 2015, there were 8.4 million caregivers of people with mental health concerns. As you prioritize your content, consider these 5 tips for creating and curating behavioral and mental health content that… Read more

5 Tips to Writing Amazing Physician Bios

It’s one of our most challenging jobs: How do we capture the essence of a treating physician while conveying expertise, experience and most of all trust? At Aha Media Group, we’ve been writing physician bios for 10 years. We polled our writers to better understand their approach to these projects. The overwhelming theme? The importance of humanizing your doctors. We’ll show you how we make this happen.

Beyond Plain Language: Using Interactive Content to Improve Health Literacy

Only one in 10 adults has the skills to obtain, process and use online health information. Even people with advanced skills can have difficulty when they are dealing with stress or illness. In the five years since the Affordable Care Act set the stage for improving health literacy, health care organizations across the country have… Read more