Monthly Archives: July 2010

Summer Day

#619 白鷺呵寶 Originally uploaded by John&Fish We hope you are enjoying a beautiful Summer day! #619 白鷺呵寶 posted with permission

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DeafMD: Health Information in American Sign Language

…recently reported on the BHIC Blog. DeafMD’s (http://www.deafmd.org/) website provides health information in American Sign Language to the Deaf & Hard of Hearing population. Using health information created by two trustworthy and unbiased government sources-the Centers for Disease Control and … Continue reading

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Use Comix Strips for Literacy Programs

http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/ Beginning July 26, MakeBeliefsComix.com each week will post a new theme or topic for students to create a comic strip with the comic strip generator. After reviewing all submissions, a sample to post on MakeBeliefsComix Facebook wall. The theme … Continue reading

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Health Literacy Summit – August 11, Wausau,WI

For those in the Wausau, WI area in August… Health Literacy Summit Date: August 11, 2010, at NTC, Wausau, WI Time: 8:00 – 4:00 Fee: $26.00 (includes lunch) Gift: Everyone will be receiving a copy of the AMA kit “Health … Continue reading

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Call for Posters – 2010 NC Health Literacy Conference – Deadline Extended

The following was posted on the HealthLiteracy listserv by Kristin Stout Community Outreach Coordinator; Health Literacy Associate; Center for Youth, Family, and Community Partnerships; 3607 Moore Humanities & Research Administration; 1111 Spring Garden Street Greensboro, NC  27402 ; 336.334.4660 website: … Continue reading

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Health Literacy in the News

Taking Medical Jargon Out of Doctor Visits This article appeared in the July 6th edition of the Wall Street Journal. Here’s a link, http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703620604575349110536435630.html?KEYWORDS=health+literacy

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Resources on Global and Domestic HIV

The following posting appears on the BHIC blog.    You can find this article online at:  http://nnlm.gov/mcr/bhic?p=10419.    As always, a special thanks go to Siobhan Champ-Blackwell for her thorough coverage of world-wide health care issues. Global HIV Tutorial http://www.kaiseredu.org/tutorials/global-hiv-2010/player.html Kim Boortz, … Continue reading

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ReachMD Radio Program

The following was recently posted on the HealthLiteracy listserv by Julie McKinney;  Health Literacy List Moderator;  World Education; jmckinney@worlded.org “ReachMD is airing the program “Health Literacy: The Importance of Effective Communications in Medicine” which discusses how miscommunication in medicine can … Continue reading

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TODAY — MedlinePlus Website Redesigned

As reported on the BHIC blog http://nnlm.gov/mcr/bhic?p=10389 http://medlineplus.gov/ http://medlineplus.gov/spanish As of this morning, MedlinePlus has a new look! The entire site has been redesigned with a new layout and color scheme. Some highlights of the new design are: A Videos … Continue reading

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A Drug Interaction Checker

This drug interaction checker is linked  from healthfinder.gov: http://www.drugdigest.org/wps/portal/ddigest

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