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Communicating about Cancer: Basic Skills

Mary Buller - Tuesday, 7 February 2017 04:31

“Communication” is an all-too-common term in society. We talk about needing better communication at work or about how easy it is to talk to a certain friend. But what does it really mean to communicate? And is it possible to become a better communicator? The short answer is “yes.” We can always become better communicators. We can start by learning more about communication and by practicing some essential skills.


KB’s 2016 Highlights

Mary Buller - Wednesday, 21 December 2016 04:02

2016 has flown by, and as it winds down, we reflect on what we have done at Klein Buendel (KB) to achieve our primary goal of creating effective programs and products for health promotion and disease prevention. We are thankful for the research, education, and outreach opportunities that we have participated in and we are looking forward to continuing our efforts in 2017.


Design and Testing of a Website to Build Cancer Communication Skills

Mary Buller - Thursday, 3 November 2016 04:45

Open, honest and frequent communication is fundamental for quality of life, adjustment to cancer, social support, and cohesion.


Increasing HPV Vaccination among Boys

Mary Buller - Thursday, 4 August 2016 08:56

The uptake of vaccines for the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) in the United States is far below recommended levels, particularly for adolescent boys and especially among minority families.


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Responsible Marijuana Vendor Training

Mary Buller - Thursday, 14 July 2016 01:52

The legalization of marijuana use and sales in Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington is a dramatic change in U.S. substance abuse policy that places a priority on developing regulatory and enforcement systems that prevent distribution of marijuana to minors.