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(HealthDay)—Adult diabetes patients who don't understand basic health information are less likely to continue taking newly prescribed antidepressants, a new study finds.
Medications Mar 27, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Parental misconceptions about antibiotics linked to poor health literacy levels in Latino population
In the first study of its kind, researchers at the Columbia University School of Nursing have established that poor health literacy among Latino parents is associated with a poor understanding of the proper use antibiotics, ...
Medications Feb 04, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
HIV patients who participated in an intervention that helped them identify barriers to taking their drugs properly and develop customized coping strategies took a significantly greater amount of their prescribed doses than ...
HIV & AIDS Jan 29, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(HealthDay)—Minority patients in the United States are less likely than whites to be screened for colorectal cancer, a new study finds.
Cancer Jan 15, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The ability to correctly identify signs of depression depends on the gender of both the identifier and the person with depression, as well as individual psychological differences, according to research published November ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 14, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Photos of happy, smiling faces on patient education websites may engage readers, but they also may have a negative impact on older adults' comprehension of vital health information, especially ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Aug 28, 2012 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0 |
What you don't know can hurt you: Report addresses widespread gaps in health literacy, shows how to bridge them
Is it possible for a health care system to redesign its services to better educate patients to deal with their immediate health issues and also become more savvy consumers of medicine in the long run?
Health Aug 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay) -- About 20 percent of patients diagnosed with stage IV metastatic solid tumors do not receive anticancer treatment, according to a study published online June 15 in Cancer.
Cancer Jun 23, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A significant number of adults are at risk of unintentionally overdosing on over-the-counter (OTC) pain medication, according to a new study in the US by Dr. Michael Wolf, from Northwestern University in Chicago, and his ...
Medications May 30, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
One in three older people who have difficulty reading and understanding basic health related information may be at increased risk of death, concludes a study published in the British Medical Journal today.
Health Mar 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The risk of serious side-effects associated with a common blood-thinning medication are related to elderly patients misunderstanding medical instructions, according to new research.
Medications Mar 01, 2012 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0
A patient's education level is not a fail-safe predictor of how well they will manage symptoms related to complicated chronic diseases, such as heart failure, according to a Purdue University study.
Cardiology Dec 15, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Oncologists and their patients are increasingly challenged with making difficult decisions about screening, prevention and treatment. Unfortunately, most patients are neither armed with adequate knowledge nor the means of ...
Cancer Sep 19, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
When pharmacies, doctors' offices and homes were destroyed by the tornado in Joplin, Mo., so were the medication records of many patients. Pharmacists who helped out report that many people could not recall the names of their ...
Medications Jun 27, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
When teens start experiencing changes in moods or emotions, they tend to fear sharing their blue days with their families and adults who can help them. As a consequence, they often suffer in silence.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jun 06, 2011 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0