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2011-03-28 14:50:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Low health literacy in older Americans is linked to poorer health status and a higher risk of death, according to a new evidence report by HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. More than 75 million English-speaking adults in the United States have limited health literacy, making it difficult for them to understand and use basic health information. The report, an update of a 2004 literature review featuring findings from...

2011-03-17 14:08:00

ATLANTA, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia (BCBSGa) is offering a web-based course at no additional cost, for community health workers in an effort to help reduce health disparities and empower patients. This course gives these important community resources tools to help patients communicate better with their doctors and more effectively navigate the healthcare system. This course is available in both English and Spanish. "We know that miscommunications...

2011-01-31 19:23:00

LA HABRA, Calif., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Institute for Healthcare Advancement (IHA), a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) public charity and a national leader in health literacy education and services, will host its 10th Annual Health Literacy Conference on May 4-6, 2011, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Irvine, Calif. The three-day professional, continuing-education conference, "Health Literacy = Effective Communication: Translating Ideas Into Practice," will feature...

2010-12-20 10:00:00

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, the pioneer and largest provider of retail-based medical clinics in the United States, has entered into an agreement with the National Patient Safety Foundation to become the nation's first retail clinic provider to implement the Ask Me 3 health literacy program. MinuteClinic will launch the program in early 2011 in its approximately 500 medical clinics located inside select CVS/pharmacy stores in 26 states and the District...

2010-12-13 19:00:00

LA HABRA, Calif., Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Institute for Healthcare Advancement (IHA), a not-for-profit healthcare organization that publishes its own book series, has achieved an enviable three million in book sales with its "What To Do For Health" book series. By comparison, the top-selling hardback nonfiction book for 2009 sold 2.7 million.* The books provide easy-to-read health information for the large segment of the public that reads at a third- to fifth-grade...

2010-12-08 06:00:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- An innovative new program, Hora de Hablar CARDIO - Creando la Atencion Real y Dialogo Inmediato en la Oficina, launched today to encourage patients and health care professionals to actively partner to help better manage heart health through more productive conversations during medical visits. Tailored specifically for the Hispanic community, Hora de Hablar CARDIO is a culturally translated Spanish-language version of award-winning program, Time to...

2010-12-02 00:00:45

Tx Xchange and PureRXO will launch an integrated telehealth and e-commerce solution to give health, wellness, and fitness providers the capability to service more of their patients' or clients' health and wellness needs. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) December 1, 2010 Tx Xchange and PureRXOâ“ž¢ announced today a joint venture to develop and market integrated telehealth and e-commerce solutions for health, wellness, and fitness providers. With the web-based telehealth...

2010-11-17 17:24:29

Being able to read and understand words like anemia, hormones and seizure means a patient with heart failure may be less likely to be hospitalized, according to a new study from Emory University School of Medicine. Findings will be presented Nov. 17 at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions conference in Chicago. The research, led by Emory cardiologist Javed Butler, MD, MPH, professor of medicine, Emory School of Medicine and director of Heart Failure Research at Emory Healthcare,...

2010-11-15 07:47:00

DUBLIN, November 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The MSD/NALA Health Literacy Initiative is delighted to announce the launch of the fourth Crystal Clear MSD Health Literacy Awards. Continuing to gain momentum since their inaugural launch in 2007 the awards are designed to recognise and reward excellence in health literacy in the healthcare sector. Health Literacy is increasingly being recognised as an important issue and is a person's ability to understand medical terms and basic health...

2010-10-30 00:00:40

Health Literacy Innovations, creator of the Health Literacy Advisor, the nation's first interactive health literacy software tool, today announces the winners of the 2010 National Health Literacy Innovators Award contest. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) October 29, 2010 Health Literacy Innovations, creator of the Health Literacy Advisor, the nation's first interactive health literacy software tool, today announces the winners of the 2010 National Health Literacy Innovators Award contest. The contest,...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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