Monthly Archives: May 2010

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

#597 冠羽翦櫻 Originally uploaded by John&Fish Hi everyone, We celebrate Memorial Day weekend in the United States to honor those in the military — those currently serving, stationed around the world and those who have died to protect freedom.    … Continue reading

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HHS National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy Released Today

The National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy contains seven goals, each with specific strategies for different sectors of the health system, such as payers, the media, government agencies, and health care professionals, to improve health literacy. These goals emphasize … Continue reading

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The Doctor Will Tweet You Now

This article recently appears in Reuters, describing physicians using one of the social networking tools – Twitter to communicate with their patients. Reuters; Thurs, May 20, 2010 E-health and Web 2.0: The doctor will tweet you now This quote … Continue reading

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AHRQ Spanish Podcasts and Videocasts Available

Thank you, Siobhan, for posting these links on the BHIC Blog.    This is great information for our Spanish speaking clients/patients. Escoja a Su Médico: Choosing a Doctor. This 60-second podcast offers listeners suggestions for ways to select a doctor who … Continue reading

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Preview of MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en español Redesign

MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en español will debut a new design in summer 2010. To get a sneak peek at what’s coming, please go to to start your tour.  There is a feedback form on the bottom of every page, … Continue reading

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NLM In Focus Newsletter A new online newsletter, NLM in Focus, will give readers a behind-the-scenes look at the National Library of Medicine and how its vast resources are used to improve public health and safety, and advance science and medicine. The newsletter … Continue reading

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These announcements were posted on the BHIC Blog Engaging Ethnic Communities Through New Media Webinar Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 8:00 AM (HT), 11:00 AM (PT), 1:00 PM (CT), 2:00 PM (ET) According to a 2009 Pew Research Center study, 61% … Continue reading

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Talk Story Website “Talk Story: Sharing stories, sharing culture is a literacy program that reaches out to Asian Pacific American (APA) and American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) children and their families. The program celebrates and explores their stories through books, oral traditions, … Continue reading

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Thank you, Siobhan, for sharing information about these upcoming conferences – posted on the BHIC Blog. 2nd Health Literacy Annual Research Conference The Health Literacy Annual Research Conference is an interdisciplinary meeting for investigators dedicated to health literacy research, co-funded … Continue reading

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Taking Care of Myself: A Guide for When I Leave the Hospital

Thank you, Siobhan, for this posting on the BHIC Blog “Taking Care of Myself: A Guide for When I Leave the Hospital is an easy-to-use guide for patients. It can be used by both hospital staff and patients during the … Continue reading

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