Category Archives: health information - p4
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 […]
Challenge by Institute of Medicine and National Academy of Engineering to students: create an app that addresses the nation’s pressing health issues, and win prize money!
Story demonstrating the importance of health literacy with regards to patients and their prescriptions, and resources to assist pharmacists with this challenge.
A woman suffers a heart attack every 60 seconds in the United States. Yet according to a 2009 American Heart Association survey, only half of women indicated they would call 9-1-1 if they thought they were having a heart attack, and few were aware of the most common heart attack symptoms. The Make the Call. […]
Using a puzzle cube as a low-tech teaching tool about Kawasaki Disease.
A favorable article from a newspaper’s website does not mean a new site for medical information is of sufficient quality to be relied upon.
The concept and practice of health literacy appears to be moving from the margins to the mainstream, thanks in part to three recent major policy initiatives at the federal level.
Great example of using videos to teach teens about the dangers of drug abuse, which is an important aspect of health literacy.
Free lecture on “the truth about carbohydrates” at the Hope Fox Eccles Health Library this month.
Low health literacy knows no boundary — just watch this video.