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If you’re like most 21st-century Americans, chances are you’ve crowdsourced what to do about a medical concern on social media — or worse, Googled it — and found yourself overwhelmed by the response, walking away with more questions than answers. That’s why health communication and literacy are so important nowadays, says Mayo Clinic neurologist Joseph Sirven. The goal of a new course, "We Need to Talk — Tough Health Conversations," offered at ASU co-taught by Sirven and College of Health Solutions Professors Swapna Reddy and Gregory Mayer is to cut through all the noise to get at the truth and ensure better health outcomes.


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