Category Archives: health information - p4
In August 2012 the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library initiated a site license for Unbound Medicine’s uCentral. uCentral brings together clinical references and journal literature where you need it – on your smartphone, tablet, and on the web.
The Health Literacy Advisor evaluation software is now available for in-library use on a laptop computer at Eccles Library. Use this software to evaluate the literacy level of your patient education documents or other materials. The software helps you rework document text for easier reading by patients. Available in English and Spanish. For more information, […]
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.