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*********** PRESS RELEASE *************** STUDY FINDS COMBINED IN-PERSON AND TELEPHONE COUNSELING MORE EFFECTIVE THAN QUITLINE ALONE. In a study published last week by the prestigious journal Preventive Medicine, researchers found that smokers who used both in-person and telephone quitline counseling were 32% more likely to be smoke-free at one year than those who used quitline […]

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New and Improved…

Finding Voice ain’t easy sometimes. There’s no better way for people to see the value in what we do… then for us to tell them.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: “Problem-based learning (PBL) is a student-centered pedagogy in which students learn about a subject through the experience of problem solving.   Students learn […]

A Rhetorical Approach

The language we use in communication makes possible, and constrains, the thoughts other people have about what we do.  Language is more than just a vehicle for ideas… language shapes the ideas that we can have.  Think about the impact that our choice of noun has when referring to the people we help care for.  […]

Operation: “Finding Marcia”

Description: Integration of community-based cessation into the evolving healthcare system has taken on a new urgency since the passage of the Affordable Care Act.  Operation Finding Marcia is an attempt to further the goals of integration by facilitating the meaningful, bidirectional exchange of information between tobacco dependence treatment specialists and prescribing clinical providers. 1. What […]

Confirmation Bias

If you haven’t noticed, politics is funny. Two well-meaning, intelligent, motivated, and persuasive people look at exactly the same set of facts – and come to two seemingly opposite conclusions. How can that be??  After all, a fact is a fact. We don’t have to look far for examples of this in our own lives.  […]

EVL

Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell someone you are, you aren’t.                      – Margaret Thatcher Throughout our lives, we will all experience changes to our environment that we don’t care for.  What can you do about it?  Broadly speaking, there are three possible responses that you might have.  Political scientists […]