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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,...

2010-09-28 20:24:50

Researchers from Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) have found that individuals who do not speak English at home are less likely to receive colorectal cancer screenings (CRC) as compared to those who do speak English at home. The findings, which currently appear on-line in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, suggest that patient-provider language barriers play a role in health-care disparities, and that providers should promote the...

2010-09-15 23:22:15

Studies show that nearly half of all Americans have difficulty understanding health information. Confusing medical directions, such as dosage and timing of prescription medicine, can lead to serious consequences including health setbacks, inappropriate hospital admissions and, sometimes, death. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri School of Health Professions are examining what health care facilities can do to increase patient understanding and positive outcomes. Diane Smith, an...

2010-08-09 12:37:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- DSS Research, the leader in market research for the health insurance industry, developed a proprietary set of metrics that gauge the level of engagement in health care on the part of the consumer. This quarter we added extra questions to further test the relationship between different literacy measures and the level of engagement amongst commercial and Medicare populations and the uninsured. Consumer engagement is at the forefront of many...

2010-07-07 15:01:02

According to a new study published in Pain Approximately 10% of low back pain (LBP) sufferers experience persistent pain and significant disability. In a study published in the August issue of Pain, a group of Australian researchers investigating the relevance of health literacy in patients with chronic lower back pain (CLBP) found that LBP-related beliefs and behaviors affect a person's disability more than pain intensity or a standard measure of functional health literacy. However, when...