Author Archive | Samantha Gassel

Social Media For Healthcare Marketing: Snaps, Pins, And Shares, Oh My!

Samantha Gassel, CareContent

If you are one of the millions of adults in the US who use Facebook or Twitter, you’ve probably followed—or at least seen—a company’s account on one of these social networks. Many businesses create Facebook profiles (called pages) or Twitter accounts (called handles) in order to further their brand recognition and boost their marketing efforts. But […]

My First Time Using Telemedicine

Fly On The Wall (Part 3): Breastfeeding

It was a Tuesday night when I started to feel the burn. And no, I’m not talking about politics. I’m talking about the unmistakable burn of a urinary tract infection (UTI). Having had a couple before, I knew exactly what I was in for. So, I booked the first available appointment for the next day […]

Health Acronyms: The Shorter The Better?

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It’s An Acronym World (IAAW). For better or for worse, everything can be condensed to an acronym. And while healthcare may not own SADBUS (Small And Disadvantaged Business Utilization Specialist), it does have its fair share of questionable character combinations. Well, more than just its fair share. Health acronyms are everywhere. The Acronym Itself Some […]

A Harry Potter Pregnancy: 8 Spells We Wish J.K. Rowling Would Invent

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Source: Adobe Stock   I am not a Harry Potter fan. I am a Harry Potter maniac. When I got to choose a college graduation trip, I chose the Harry Potter theme park in Orlando, even though my sister chose a Mediterranean cruise. When I planned my sister’s bachelorette party, it was Harry Potter themed—and […]

Mended Little Hearts: Connecting Families When Kids Have Heart Disease

Samantha Gassel, CareContent

It’s hard to watch your child get sick. And when your child is diagnosed with a chronic medical condition, it can be even more difficult. Every year, more than 40,000 babies in the US are born with a congenital heart defect (CHD). While it’s the most common birth defect, and nearly 1 in 100 babies […]

The Ultimate Brainstorm: Surprising Facts About Epilepsy

Samantha Gassel, CareContent

There’s a reason that some people call seizures “brainstorms.” When your brain is functioning normally, millions of tiny electrical charges travel in a pattern from the nerve cells in your brain to the rest of your body. But sometimes, that pattern gets interrupted by intense bursts, or storms, of electrical energy—and that’s when you have […]

How Physicians Can Help Teens Who Are Growing Up With Epilepsy

Samantha Gassel, CareContent

At 13 years old, I was the quintessential adolescent. Huge glasses, stubborn baby weight, and a knack for always being about two seasons behind fashion trends—everything you can imagine when you think of age 13. However, there was something different about me—I was growing up with epilepsy. Growing up with epilepsy had its challenges, but […]

Medical Advances And Trends: Looking Back On 2016

Samantha Gassel, CareContent

Can you believe that another year has come and gone? 2017 is solidly here. But let’s take a look at some of the health and medicine advances and innovations we saw in 2016: Immunotherapy Immunotherapy—a type of therapy that boosts your body’s immune system to fight cancer—has been hailed by the American Society of Clinical […]

The Dropout Effect—And Why Theatre Education Might Be The Answer

Samantha Gassel, CareContent

The high school dropout rate is never “good” news, but at least it’s improving. More US students are graduating from high school than ever before—about 82%. Unfortunately, there are still thousands of kids who leave high school each year without a diploma. If you’re a clinician or work in healthcare, you might be asking, “How is […]