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“Mistakes Were Made”

Posted by on November 15th, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

“When people take medicine at home, mistakes happen.”  That’s the start of a recent article on NPR’s web site, citing a new study that found that levels of medication errors are rising, and that most mistakes were preventable.  The researchers used information from U.S. poison control centers, and looked only at errors that happened outside… Read More »

Posted in: Health Literacy/Consumer Health, Public Health



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NNLM and PLA partner for health with a pre-conference session at PLA 2018, stipend available

Posted by on October 30th, 2017 0 comments

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) and the Public Library Association (PLA) are partnering to bring health and wellness to the library. This new nationwide initiative will assess the health information needs of public libraries and provide opportunities for public library staff to increase their knowledge and confidence regarding consumer health services and… Read More »

Posted in: Health Literacy/Consumer Health, News from NNLM, Public Libraries, Training & Education



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Health Literacy and American Indian/Alaska Natives

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

I would like to acknowledge the Urban Indian Health Institute’s enormous contribution to today’s blog! — Annie In past blog posts, we have explored health literacy issues from a variety of perspectives. Today we explore how it impacts American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs). According to the Indian Health Service, “low health literacy is disproportionately burdensome… Read More »

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Health Literacy – A Universal Precautions Approach

Posted by on October 16th, 2017 0 comments

Part 3 of our Health Literacy Month series — Universal Precautions is a concept in medicine aimed at preventing the transmission of bloodborne infections. The idea is to assume infection could be present and take the needed precautions at all times. These steps are incorporated into the objectives of a program and made a part… Read More »

Posted in: Health Literacy/Consumer Health, Health Observances



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Genomic Health Literacy

Posted by on October 9th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

Part 2 of our Health Literacy Month series- Genetics has become more prominent in the news in recent years. Sometimes it looks like great scientific advancement and other times it can look a little unsettling and seem like something out of science fiction. Genomic health literacy is becoming increasingly important as precision medicine, pharmacogenomics, and… Read More »

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