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“Abridged His time of fearing death”

I saw an amazing production of Julius Caesar yesterday and was struck by Brutus‘ speech, “So we are Caesar’s friends, that have abridged His time of fearing death” (Act III, Scene 1). While Brutus’ motives seem self-serving, fear is a huge component of health and wellness. Many advertisements use subtle and not so subtle tactics to scare people into changing their behavior. Ellen Goodman pointed out the constant dilemma we are all in about how to use “the newspaper stories in front of me full of the latest food health bulletins” and how, unfortunately, what is reported to cure one disease causes another – if you believe the latest study.

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February 18, 2008 at 1:20 am 3 comments


Lisa Gualtieri, PhD, ScM

Lisa GualtieriLisa Gualtieri is Assistant Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine in the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine. She is Director of the Certificate Program in Digital Health Communication. Lisa teaches Designing Health Campaigns using Social Media, Social Media and Health, Mobile Health Design, and Digital Strategies for Health Communication. Contact Lisa: lisa.gualtieri@tufts.edu

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