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2009-08-26 17:55:00

Literacy organization multiplies its impact by leveraging technology and social networks LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Centro Latino for Literacy kicks off its ambitious 10x10 campaign to enroll 10,000 Latino adults in its web-based literacy program Leamos by the end of 2010. As part of this campaign, Centro Latino also aims to sign up 100 new partner sites throughout Los Angeles County to provide access to the Internet and a helping hand to new students. The U.S....

2009-07-28 11:03:19

Health care experts at the University of California, San Francisco highlight in a new report the hidden risks and complexities that compromise patient safety for ambulatory patients with chronic disease.While most prior research in patient safety has focused on preventing medical errors during hospital stays, the UCSF team emphasizes that more attention should be paid to chronic disease patients who receive care on an outpatient basis.The team's analysis appears in the July 2009 edition of...

2009-05-22 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Partnership for Clear Health Communication at the National Patient Safety Foundation today announced the recipients of the prestigious Pfizer Health Literacy in Advancing Patient Safety Award. Honored for their innovative and influential efforts in the Health Literacy field were Dr. Michael Wolf, Director of the Center for Communication in Healthcare at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, and Dr. Rima Rudd, Senior Lecturer on Society,...

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2009-03-10 06:25:00

When patients choose to leave the hospital before the treating physician recommends discharge, the consequences may involve risk of inadequately treated medical conditions and the need for readmission, according to a review in the March 2009 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Additionally, the article examines the effect of costs as well as predictors and potential interventions to help manage and improve this important issue. Although studies to date are limited, research shows that against...

2009-03-09 10:18:00

Mayo Clinic Proceedings author reviews the consequences ROCHESTER, Minn., March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When patients choose to leave the hospital before the treating physician recommends discharge, the consequences may involve risk of inadequately treated medical conditions and the need for readmission, according to a review in the March 2009 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Additionally, the article examines the effect of costs as well as predictors and potential interventions to...

2009-02-11 07:00:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former U.S. Surgeon General Kenneth P. Moritsugu urged members of the American Dietetic Association to draw on their science-based nutrition knowledge and patient-care skills to prevent diseases such as obesity and diabetes, to help eliminate health disparities that exist in the United States and to educate Americans to take charge of their nutrition, health and well-being. Moritsugu, who was Deputy Surgeon General from 1998 to 2006 and Acting...

2009-02-11 07:00:00

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida (BCBSF) is proud to announce it has awarded the Florida Literacy Coalition (FLC) a three-year grant for the establishment of a statewide health literacy initiative. The goal of the grant is to create a new emphasis on health literacy throughout Florida and provide health-education resources for local adult ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) and family literacy programs. (Logo:...

2008-12-03 16:35:26

Kidney disease patients' ability to understand basic health information may have a significant impact on whether or not they will receive an organ transplant, according to a study appearing in the January 2009 issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology (CJASN). The findings reveal an important disparity in access to care and point to the need for more standardized procedures for referring patients for transplantation.Research has shown that people with poor health...

2008-11-14 09:00:26

MILWAUKEE, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Health Education Centers (NAHEC) is proud to award accreditation status to four prominent U.S. health education providers and advocates: Clarion University Health Science Education Center (Clarion, PA), Ruth Lilly Health Education Center (Indianapolis, IN), Children's Health Education Center (Milwaukee, WI) and CentraState Healthcare System's Star and Barry Tobias Health Awareness Center (Freehold, NJ). "The education these...

2008-10-09 03:00:36

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/30d4f6/improving_medicati) has announced the addition of the "Improving Medication Adherence: Practical Strategies to Increase Patient Compliance, a webinar on CD-ROM" report to their offering. Poor medication adherence has reached crisis proportions, leading to unnecessary disease progression and complications, reduced functioning, a lower quality of life and even death, according to a report by the National Council on...


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