Latest Health literacy Stories

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.

2009-02-11 07:00:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former U.S. Surgeon General Kenneth P.

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.

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

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.

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.

2008-09-30 12:00:15

Physicians, care providers and other stakeholders in quality health care delivery from across Connecticut are urged to attend an important conference this fall to learn more about the impact poor health literacy and racial and ethnic disparities in health care can have on patients, treating physicians and other care providers.

2008-09-04 03:00:07

By Rindfleisch, Terry A local health literacy partnership has been formed to help patients better understand medical information from their health care providers.

2008-08-13 15:01:02

Pointing to the increasing cost -- as much as $236 billion in unnecessary health care expenses annually due to the inability of patients to understand what medical providers are communicating to them -- the Institute for Healthcare Advancement (IHA) has created a new list of the ten most common errors providers make when communicating with patients.

2008-07-08 18:00:09

To: MEDICAL EDITORS Contact: Danielle Davis, +1-312-861-5240, Danielle.Davis@mslpr.com, for Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation BELLEVUE, Wash., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- At a time when questions surround the U.S.

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