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Improving Your Health Care Experience: A New Model

Politics / US Politics : Huffington Post: Politics Blog

October is Health Literacy Month, a time to highlight the importance of health literacy for all. At this critical time in our nation's public health history, everyone -- regardless of their level of medical sophistication -- should ...

The More You Know: Health Literacy Is Vital for Patient Health

Health : Newswise Medical News

A person's overall health and well-being can be significantly impacted by health literacy. "Poor health literacy is a stronger predictor of a person's health than age, income, employment status, education level and race."

Health Literacy on WIHI

Health : Running A Hospital

Health Literacy: New Skills for Health Professionals November 17, 2011, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Time Guests: Helen Osborne, MEd, OTR/L, President, Health Literacy Consulting; Author, Health Literacy from A to Z (Second Edition 201...

Low Health Literacy Associated with Higher Rate of Death Among Heart Failure Patients

Health : Newswise Medical News

An examination of health literacy (such as understanding basic health information) among managed care patients with heart failure, a condition that requires self-management, found that nearly one in five have low health literacy, wh...

Everything You Wanted To Know About Your Health Plan (But Were Afraid To Ask)

Health : The Checkup

It can be well worth the effort to go up against your health plan if it denies you treatment you think you need. That’s just one of the many lessons consumers can glean by using a new online tool unve...


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