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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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Making a case for health literacy

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates half of the adult population in the United States may have inadequate health literacy skills. The inability to understand and effectively use health information is ...

Nov 28, 2017
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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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