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A pregnant woman does not look like an olive

Replacing confusing language and icons on standard warnings labels for prescription medicine and listing only the most important warnings could make a big difference in how well patients understand the instructions that are ...

Jan 25, 2010
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Poor health literacy a public health issue

America's poor record on health literacy is a public health issue, but one that can be fixed - not by logging onto the internet but by increased interaction with your fellow human beings, a Michigan State University researcher ...

Oct 13, 2016
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Exceptional care requires patient-driven education

We've all been there: Sitting in a consultation with a doctor or nurse, jargon gets thrown around, time with the health-care provider is short and, soon after the conversation concludes, you forget half of what you were told. ...

Dec 17, 2015
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