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2013-10-08 23:21:46

HealthEd-sponsored event to offer CEU credits and feature Brian Zikmund-Fisher, PhD, of the University of Michigan. Clark, NJ (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 In honor of Health Literacy Month, SurroundHealth is moving beyond words to numbers. Healthcare professionals seeking guidance on the best ways to communicate quantitative information to patients can sign up for a complimentary webinar offered by SurroundHealth, an online learning community for health professionals. Sponsored by HealthEd,...

2011-04-20 21:44:09

Women who choose among different breast cancer treatment options make smarter choices when getting the information and making decisions in small doses rather than all at once, as is customary, a University of Michigan study found. It's long been known that people who aren't good with numbers have a harder time understanding the risk information they need to make good medical decisions, says Brian Zikmund-Fisher, assistant professor at the U-M School of Public Health and a research assistant...

2010-09-29 14:09:41

Twelve years ago, then 28-year-old graduate student Brian Zikmund-Fisher was forced into the toughest choice of his life: Die from a blood disorder within a few years or endure a bone marrow transplant that could cure him or kill him in weeks. Zikmund-Fisher, now an assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Public Health specializing in health communication, chose to gamble. After nine months of blood transfusions, a bone marrow match was found in Australia. Zikmund-Fisher...

2006-06-06 10:40:00

By Anne Harding NEW YORK -- When faced with a tough medical decision, imagine that you're making it for a friend rather than for yourself; that may make such choices easier, a new study suggests. "We think that it's understandably easy to get caught up in the difficulty of the moment -- a patient has just been diagnosed with a problem, they're facing a complex treatment decision, it's hard to see the big picture," Dr. Brian Zikmund-Fisher of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, told Reuters...


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