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Jul

10

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Sepsis Awareness Materials

Posted by on July 10th, 2018 0 comments Tags: ,

Anyone can get an infection and almost any infection can lead to sepsis. Minority groups living with chronic medical conditions, such as diabetes, lung disease, cancer, and kidney diseases are at higher risk for developing infections that can lead to sepsis. Everyone should know the risks, spot the signs and symptoms, and act fast if… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Minority Health Concerns

Jun

12

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Tips for Teens fact sheets about drugs

Posted by on June 12th, 2018 0 comments

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration), Tips for Teens fact sheets provide information about the effects of short- and long-term use of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and inhalants. These insightful and easy-to-read brochures provide important facts teens need to know, answer frequently asked questions, and help to dispel common myths about each of the… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Health Information Literacy, Substance Addiction and Misuse

May

08

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Consumers’ Checkbook

Posted by on May 8th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Choosing the best surgeon can reduce your chances of death, complications, or other bad outcomes.  Prospective surgery patients will find the Consumers’ Checkbook website a helpful guide when shopping for a surgeon. The Surgeon Rating is based on analyses of more than five million surgeries done in hospital by more than 50,000 surgeons, shows you… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Websites

Apr

20

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Get Activity Ideas for National DNA Day

Posted by on April 20th, 2018 0 comments

National DNA Day is celebrating the 15th anniversary of the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2018. On April 25th, students, teachers and the public can learn more about how advances in genetics and genomics have changed people’s lives and what the future holds. Get ideas for activities to raise awareness and download a starter… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy

Apr

10

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The National DNA Day Reddit “Ask Me Anything” Series

Posted by on April 10th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , ,

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) will launch the National DNA Day Reddit “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) Series on Friday, April 20, continuing each week day until Friday, April 27, 2018, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Genomics experts will answer questions at the Reddit Science community forum, “/r/Science“. A Reddit AMA is an… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy

Mar

28

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Nurses and Enhanced Health Information Literacy

Posted by on March 28th, 2018 0 comments

The American Academy of Nursing released its policy brief urging nurses to have an increased role in enhancing health literacy for patient populations. The Academy recommends three areas of concentration to reduce health literacy disparities, and to increase empowerment of patients: practice (communications between provider and patient to increase the patient’s health literacy, including using… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy

Mar

13

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Staying Healthy curricula

Posted by on March 13th, 2018 0 comments

Staying Healthy, an award-winning curriculum that is used throughout the United States. It is written at a 4th-5th grade reading level and is suitable for low intermediate level ESOL learners and above. The newly-released Staying Healthy for Beginners is written at a lower reading level, making it more accessible to learners at the high beginning level. Both curricula… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy

Feb

13

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Choosing Wisely

Posted by on February 13th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

More care is not always better care. Choosing Wisely is an initiative of the ABIM (American Board of Internal Medicine) Foundation that seeks to advance a national dialogue on avoiding unnecessary medical tests, treatments and procedures. The Choosing Wisely campaign aims to help patients and doctors talk about what’s truly needed. The ABIM Foundation has joined with more than 70… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Websites

Feb

13

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Health Literacy and Older Adults workshop

Posted by on February 13th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Roundtable on Health Literacy will host a public workshop featuring presentations and discussions of health literacy and healthy aging on March 13, 2018 beginning at 8:00am ET, at the Keck Center in Washington, DC. Potential areas of discussion include the changing health needs of older adults; chronic… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Public Health, Public Library, Senior, Webinars

Jan

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Health Literacy and Older Adults: Reshaping the Landscape webcast

Posted by on January 30th, 2018 0 comments

On March 13 at 8am ET, the Roundtable on Health Literacy of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Math will meet to discuss health literacy needs of older adults. The workshop will focus on the changing needs of health literacy that arise from chronic disease and medication management, cognitive and functional declines, and other… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Senior, Webinars

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