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Addressing health literacy gaining traction

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, […]

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Breast cancer online decision tool

New online decision tool from Stanford for women at risk of breast and ovarian cancer due to BRCA gene mutation.

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Health literacy: simple definition, thoughtful implementation

Found a concise definition of “health literacy,” and a thoughtful YouTube video as well.

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Hurrying to the bottom: deteriorating ranking of U.S. health status

New study shows U.S. falling behind most developed countries in terms of improvements in health outcomes.

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“Make the Call. Don’t Miss a Beat.” heart-attack awareness program

Excellent heart-attack awareness program for women by the U.S. Dept. of H.H.S.

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Using teach-back to improve health literacy

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.

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Healthy kids, healthy communities

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.

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New study on urban health literacy & asthma

New study examines health literacy levels and health information sources for the caregivers of children with asthma living in poorer, urban areas. Results are informative, but could be more-effectively presented using graphs or other visual representations.

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Heartwise 9-1-1 Women’s Heart Attack Seminar at Salt Lake Public Library

Dr. Lillian Khor will present a free heart health seminar at the Salt Lake City Library today, 2/23/12, at 6:30 p.m.

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Air pollution and health in Utah: free lecture at the Health Library

Dr. Richard Kanner will speak on air pollution in Utah, its health effects, and what we can do to improve our air quality. Dr. Kanner specializes in pulmonary function and rehabilitation, and in advance lung disease. He is a professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine, and has research interests […]

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