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When health literacy needs information literacy

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.

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First step to health literacy: ask questions

As noted in a previous post, health literacy includes everything from the ability to get care in our complex healthcare system down to being able to understand the instructions on your prescription medicine bottle. A basic foundation to being literate about healthcare is the ability to ask questions. But if your primary language is not […]

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Searching on Twitter: health literacy

A sampling of the content found by searching Twitter topic “#healthliteracy”.

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Who’s paying for my “free” medical app?

Developing a mobile application (“app” for short) for any use requires time, programming skills, and, if you want to sell your app, a potential audience. Creating medical mobile apps also requires finding content that is scientifically supported and evidence based, which means a developer has to pay for expert medical searching and advice. So where […]

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Brush up on your health information skills!

The Utah Academic Library Consortium’s (UALC) has put together a series of online webinars this year, with the first being an introduction to health information literacy and consumer health resources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM). This free webinar will be held on Wednesday, August 10, 2011, from 10 – 11:30 a.m. MDT. More […]

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WY Symposium for Health Information Professionals

As a member of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM), Mid-Continental Region (MCR), the Eccles Health Sciences Library wants to announce the upcoming “Wyoming Symposium for Health Information Professionals” July 14-16, 2010. Health care providers, information professionals and members of the general public who are interested in health information literacy are encouraged to […]

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