Category Archives: health information - p4
As reported on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s site, Obesity is common, serious, and costly. More than one-third of adults (35.7%) and approximately 17% of children and adolescents are obese. To confront this epidemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is collaborating “with public health researchers and practitioners, partners, state […]
Search engines may be good places for people with adequate or better information literacy skills, but what of the majority of the population that has low health literacy?
Viewing a pre-op video of what to do and expect may result in less pain and more patient involvement.
As mentioned previously, health literacy is “the ability to get information, understand it, and use information to lower risk and better health.” People “with low health literacy are more likely to report poor health, have an incomplete understanding of their health problems and treatment, and are at greater risk of hospitalization” (Pawlak, 2005). Many organizations, […]
New online decision tool from Stanford for women at risk of breast and ovarian cancer due to BRCA gene mutation.
Found a concise definition of “health literacy,” and a thoughtful YouTube video as well.
New study shows U.S. falling behind most developed countries in terms of improvements in health outcomes.
Excellent heart-attack awareness program for women by the U.S. Dept. of H.H.S.
Using the teach-back method is an excellent way to make sure you’ve gotten your information across, whether to students in the library, or patients in a clinical setting.
Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is helping dozens of communities across the country to reshape their environments to support healthy living and prevent childhood obesity. This video is the third in a series showcasing achievements in one community.