Dr. Brooke Hildebrand Clubbs

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Dr. Brooke Hildebrand Clubbs is an instructor and the director of health communication for Southeast Missouri State University’s Department of Communication Studies and Modern Languages. She writes for special publications of The Southeast Missourian and is a certified Community Health Worker. 

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Runners sometimes joke about the strangest places they have gotten a drink when putting in long, hot miles ---from a stranger’s garden hose, a spigot on a golf course---but dehydration is no laughing matter. It’s also not something to cry about...because people who are dehydrated can’t produce tears.

Dating apps are becoming more popular and are frequently used for hook ups, which means getting together to have sex, with no relationship commitment. Health organizations are beginning to consider using dating apps to communicate and educate individuals on safe sex practices and where to get tested for Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

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Reaching retirement age at 65 is one of life’s key milestones and certainly a cause to celebrate! However, before the celebration starts, one of the important tasks is cutting a clear path through the Medicare Coverage confusion.

Low health literacy is one of the biggest problems when people begin considering their Medicare options. An article in The Journal of Health Communication stated "the success of health plans hinges on the engagement of their members, and that requires providing information that they can understand and act on.”

What if you were told that because you have a weak immune system, you cannot be around anyone face to face anymore? You would feel lost, helpless, and frustrated. This recent pandemic did just that to patients all over the world. Luckily, Telehealth has been able to save the day for a lot of these individuals, especially home health patients.

Before you walk out the door, are you sure you have everything? The baby’s first outfit? Did you install the car seat correctly? What about your birth plan? I don’t see an advanced directive in here. What are we supposed to do if you die while giving birth?

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