Latest Health literacy Stories

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.

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.

2010-10-30 00:00:40

Health Literacy Innovations Announces 2010 National Health Literacy Innovators Award Winners 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...

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.

2010-09-15 23:22:15

Studies show that nearly half of all Americans have difficulty understanding health information.

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.

2010-07-07 15:01:02

Approximately 10% of low back pain (LBP) sufferers experience persistent pain and significant disability.

2010-05-10 09:12:00

Format, Appearance, Content and Language Covered in Recommendations to Help Address Problem of Poor Health Literacy ROCKVILLE, Md., May 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To promote the establishment of universal standards for prescription medication labels -- and to address the widespread problem of patient misinterpretation of medication instructions -- an advisory panel formed by the U.S.

2010-05-10 11:28:43

Format, appearance, content and language covered in recommendations to help address problem of poor health literacy.

2010-05-03 07:42:55

Nearly 85 percent of adolescents at risk of overdosing on acetaminophen.

Word of the Day
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.