Category Archives: health information - p4
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.
Discusses a notable example of a journalist going beyond the claims of a recently published study by a for-profit company to sort out what is valid from what will sell.
Most patients would prefer to discuss their blood test results with a physician, but less than half actually do, according to a recent survey. Representatives from government, business, healthcare professional groups and consumer advocates to examine health literacy with regards to blood tests. It would be wise to include librarians, public and medical, to speed getting information to the public.
An online health quiz may seem well-researched and informative, but it is important to look deeper and try and determine why it is there, and what purpose it serves. This is how information literacy skills interact with health literacy.
Mobile application for smartphones promises to connect patients to free medical advice from physicians and other credible medical experts. But can it deliver?
In a recent post on the University of Michigan Health System News blog, researchers offer “10 ways to make better decisions about cancer care“: Insist on plain language. Focus on absolute risk. Visualize your risk. Consider risk as a frequency rather than as percentages. Focus on the additional risk. The order of information matters. Write […]