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Oct

09

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Health Screenings: Benefits and Overdiagnosis

Posted by on October 9th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Health screenings are tests that look for diseases before symptoms may appear. These screenings can diagnose diseases early which may allow for easier and more effective treatment. Which tests are needed may depend on your age, gender, and family history. But some experts say that screenings can sometimes do more harm than good and that… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Public Health

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

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

23

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Informed Consent Training Available for Health Professionals and Leaders

Posted by on February 23rd, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

Many individuals do not understand the benefits, harms, and risks of treatment, even after signing a consent form. This raises patient safety and liability concerns, and runs counter to person-centered care. AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) has developed two interactive training modules that teach clear, comprehensive, engaging communication strategies that hospitals and clinical… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Public Health, Websites

Jan

22

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Tips for Shopping for Prescription Drugs from Consumer Reports

Posted by on January 22nd, 2016 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Millions of Americans have been hit with high drug costs within the last year. In fact, a recent Consumer Reports National Research Center poll of 1,037 adults showed that a third of those who currently take a drug said they experienced a spike in their prescription drug prices in the past 12 months—anywhere from just… Read More »

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