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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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“Go Viral to Improve Health” challenge for interdisciplinary teams

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!

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Pharmacy health literacy resources

Story demonstrating the importance of health literacy with regards to patients and their prescriptions, and resources to assist pharmacists with this challenge.

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National public education campaign: “Make the Call. Don’t Miss a Beat.”

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. […]

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Using a puzzle to teach about Kawasaki’s Disease

Using a puzzle cube as a low-tech teaching tool about Kawasaki Disease.

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Information and health literacies and the media

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.

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Is health literacy at a tipping point?

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.

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Using storytelling to communicate health messages

Great example of using videos to teach teens about the dangers of drug abuse, which is an important aspect of health literacy.

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The Truth About Carbohydrates: a free lecture at the Health Library

Free lecture on “the truth about carbohydrates” at the Hope Fox Eccles Health Library this month.

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Poor health literacy knows no boundaries

Low health literacy knows no boundary — just watch this video.

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