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2012-07-18 23:00:25

Want to compete in the Health Literacy Innovator Award Contest? Please visit http://HealthLiteracyInnovations.com/award. Deadline for Submission is August 31st 2012 Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) July 18, 2012 Health Literacy Innovations (HLI), creator of the Health Literacy Advisor, the nation's first interactive health literacy software tool (in English and Spanish), today announced the launch of its 3rd annual National Health Literacy Innovators Award. The contest, a national competition to reward...

2012-03-16 09:39:04

Research: Association between low functional health literacy and mortality in older adults: Longitudinal cohort study One in three older people who have difficulty reading and understanding basic health related information may be at increased risk of death, concludes a study published on bmj.com today. The findings have important implications given rising levels of long term conditions and the UK government's plans for patients to become responsible and active partners in their care....

2011-10-20 18:00:00

Better health literacy yields benefits for payers, providers, and patients Lansdale, PA (PRWEB) October 20, 2011 Dr. Laura Andrade, EdD, Director of Education Services at Hayes, Inc., will be the featured guest on the October 21, 2011, radio broadcast of Life Love & Health hosted by Christopher Springmann. Dr. Andrade will discuss how an improvement in health literacy and health communication is an essential component in improving individual and public health....

2011-09-19 23:46:43

Oncologists and their patients are increasingly challenged with making difficult decisions about screening, prevention and treatment. Unfortunately, most patients are neither armed with adequate knowledge nor the means of interpreting the information they do have in a qualitatively and quantitatively useful way. In a commentary published Sept. 19 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Angela Fagerlin, Ph.D., of the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine at the...

2011-09-15 14:00:00

Nation's First Interactive Spanish Health Literacy Software Bethesda, Md (PRWEB) September 15, 2011 Health Literacy Innovations (HLI), creator of the Health Literacy Advisor (HLA), the nationâs only interactive health literacy software tool, today launched the Spanish HLA--Asesor de Comunicación en Salud.â“ž¢ Like its English counterpart, the Spanish HLA streamlines the health literacy review process. It scans, reviews, assesses, and helps...

2011-06-26 00:02:05

HLI Launches 2011 National Health Literacy Innovators Contest Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) June 25, 2011 Health Literacy Innovations, creator of the Health Literacy Advisor, the nation's first and most comprehensive health literacy software tool, today announced the launch of the 2011 National Health Literacy Innovators Award. The contest, a national competition to reward innovators in health literacy, seeks the nation's best health literacy practices in print, in practice, and in the media. It is...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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