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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

30

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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

Jan

24

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Safe Transitions for High Risk Patients

Posted by on January 24th, 2018 0 comments

From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ): “Transitions of care among ambulatory sites are vulnerable to patient safety gaps. Patients who transition from one ambulatory care facility clinician to another are especially vulnerable to patient safety errors. This is due, in part, to a lack of effective communication and patient engagement in shared… Read More »

Posted in: General, Health Information Literacy

Jan

19

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A look at health literacy from National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Posted by on January 19th, 2018 0 comments

From NLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine Focus on: Health Literacy Check out the interview with resident expert Rob Logan, PhD, in the Office of Communication and Public Liaison at NLM to find out what’s going on in the growing field of health literacy. Logan is the co-editor of… Read More »

Posted in: General, Health Information Literacy, National Library of Medicine News

Jan

05

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Free webinar: NLM’s Genetics Home Reference

Posted by on January 5th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Join the NNLM Resource Picks webinar on Wednesday, January 31 from 3:00 – 4:00pm ET. This session will feature Stephanie Morrison who is the Team Coordinator for the National Library of Medicine (NLM) resource, Genetics Home Reference. Genetics Home Reference is the NLM resource for consumer health information about health conditions that have a genetic… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Health Information Literacy, National Library of Medicine News, Webinars, Websites

Jan

05

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Tips for Understanding Research Studies

Posted by on January 5th, 2018 0 comments Tags: ,

Reading or hearing health news stories can be confusing and difficult to understand. It can be hard to know what to believe. Health News Review has compiled a list of tipsheets, links, and other resources to help both journalists and health care consumers evaluate claims about health care interventions. Here you will find such topics… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy

Dec

12

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Generic Drugs

Posted by on December 12th, 2017 0 comments

In the United States, 9 out of 10 prescriptions filled are for generic drugs. Increasing the availability of generic drugs helps to create competition in the marketplace, which then helps to make treatment more affordable and increases access to healthcare for more patients. The FDA’s Office of Generic Drugs (OGD) within the Center for Drug Evaluation… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy

Dec

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NIH News in Health, December 2017

Posted by on December 8th, 2017 0 comments

Check out the December issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research.

Posted in: Chronic Disease, General, Health Information Literacy

Nov

30

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AHRQ Finds Limited Use of Health Literacy Techniques Among Clinicians

Posted by on November 30th, 2017 0 comments

From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Anew AHRQ study found that most adults did not report always receiving health literacy universal precautions. The study, Health Literacy Universal Precautions Are Still a Distant Dream: Analysis of U.S. Data on Health Literate Practices, published in Health Literacy Research and Practice, analyzed data from AHRQ’s Medical… Read More »

Posted in: General, Health Information Literacy, Public Health

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