The Health Communication Research Review highlights new and exciting research in health and medical communication. This series aims to give you ideas and inspiration for creating effective, useful health content that makes a difference. Click on the links to read the full studies (some articles may require a fee). Working out content for Chinese fitness […]
We know that people turn to user-generated content on social media to research their health concerns, but how influential is this health information?
And, more importantly, how does this type of influence impact the health content we create?
The Health Communication Research Review highlights new and exciting research in health and medical communication. This series aims to give you ideas and inspiration for creating effective, useful health content that makes a difference.
If you’re contemplating a move from working as an employed health writer to working for yourself, it’s important to realise the magnitude of this decision. Working as a freelance health writer has the potential to change your hours, job purpose and even personal life.
Health buzzwords like ‘protein’, ‘paleo’ and ‘organic’ are used by marketers as key selling points for many of today’s health products. Yet these words can also trick consumers into believing a product is healthier than it really is.
As health writers, we need to recognise and understand the social factors that limit health literacy so we can help our readers understand our health information. We can do this by looking at the key outcomes from a range of health literacy research into both local and global communities.
As health writers, we need to identify the ideal medium to share our key messages to our target audience to ensure our writing influences health outcomes.
While quality medical evidence underlies accurate health writing, clear writing helps the information translate easily – enter the concept of ‘processing fluency’.
New research provides insight into how we can help high-school students understand health information and make better-informed health decisions.
A study recently published in the Journal of Health Communication has looked at warning labels on cigarette packages in the Netherlands.
Digital educational interventions play a huge role in helping to educate community members outside the boundaries of traditional clinical care.
Here are few tips to help you manage your freelancing health writing career and your parenting obligations.
Even the most experienced writers will feel trepidation when starting new projects or work – here’s how to control those nervous thoughts.
If you haven’t yet developed a business plan for client retention, it helps to have some strategies in place for securing your freelance income from your existing business.
Here’s how to find the most useful apps for recording audio or video interviews.