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African language translation and Hep B

African language translation and Hep B

Hepatitis B is a silent epidemic in the West African community and using African language translation for education of the community in the U.S. can help with the World Health Organization's  (WHO) goal of eliminating viral hepatitis - hep B and C - as a major public...

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What Are Telehealth Information Translations?

What Are Telehealth Information Translations?

Translations and Interpreting as Part of Telehealth The importance of telehealth information translations may not be as obvious as the involvement of an interpreter for a telemedicine appointment, but this resource should not be overlooked. Of course including an...

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Writing Clearly about COVID-19

Writing Clearly about COVID-19

Plain Language and COVID-19 Given the rate at which new discoveries are made about the novel coronavirus, writing clearly about COVID-19 is as important as ever. We've written before about providing translations of COVID-19 information, but here we’ll focus on another...

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Top Tips on International Pharmaceutical Marketing Translation

Top Tips on International Pharmaceutical Marketing Translation

Begin at the Beginning International pharmaceutical marketing translation will need to consider 3 main factors: Audience Laws and regulations Source content All 3 of these factors are closely intertwined. Audience matters for a few different reasons. In most countries...

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Providing Translations of COVID-19 Information

Providing Translations of COVID-19 Information

Access to Information Providing translations of COVID-19 information is a significant step in ensuring that everyone knows how to protect themselves and their loved ones from contracting the novel coronavirus. It seems fair to say that every individual, organization...

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Translation of patient education handouts

Translation of patient education handouts

Organizations need to determine whether they need to implement the translation of patient education handouts and materials as determined by the patient populations they have outreach with and the languages that those patient populations speak.  With our specialization...

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Important Info about a Medical Interpreter

Important Info about a Medical Interpreter

Medical Translator or Medical Interpreter? Did you know that a medical translator is not the same as a medical interpreter? Healthcare translations are text-based materials that you can provide to clients, such as a brochure, fact sheet or video. Even if the video is...

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Patient Education Healthcare Translation

Patient Education Healthcare Translation

The costs of patient education healthcare translation may seem high, but the costs of neglecting to provide this resource are likely to be even higher. And arguably more importantly, the benefits of patient education healthcare translation can easily outweigh the...

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What’s Culture Got to Do with It?

What’s Culture Got to Do with It?

You may have heard people say that "karma's a b!+c#," but have you ever heard anyone describe karma in the context of cultural beliefs affecting healthcare outcomes? In our last blog post, we explored the effects of making, or not making, healthcare communications in...

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