Monthly Archives: September 2010

Health Literacy Presentations at ASHA School Health Conference on Oct. 13-16, 2010

The following was posted on the AMA Foundation listserv. Various health literacy presentations will take place at the 84th Annual American School Health Association (ASHA) conference on Oct. 13-16 in Kansas City, Mo.  Concurrent session and poster presentation topics include: … Continue reading

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Plain Writing Act Passes

http://www.iowapolitics.com/index.iml?Article=212279 “Rep. Bruce Braley announced today the US Senate passed the Plain Writing Act of 2010 (H.R. 946) late Monday night. The bill requires the federal government to write documents, such as tax returns, federal college aid applications, and Veterans … Continue reading

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New Herb and Supplement Information on MedlinePlus

“Today, MedlinePlus released 100 new herb and supplement monographs in English and Spanish from Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database Consumer Version (NMCD). “Some of the highlights of the new monographs include: Descriptions of herbal remedies, dietary supplements, and how they work … Continue reading

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Digital Stories from People Who Live with Serious Diseases

The following was posted by [New Routes E-mail Digest] September 27, 2010 http://newroutes.org/node/38216 ] http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/09/10/health/Patient_Voices.html In Patient Voices, The New York Times features digital first person stories of the challenges patients face as they cope with various health issues, including … Continue reading

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Call for Breakout Session Presentations – IHA’s 2011 Health Literacy Conference

The following request was posted by AMA Foundation Health Literacy ama.foundation.healthlit@enews.ama-assn.org “The Institute for Healthcare Advancement (IHA) has issued a call for Breakout Session presentations for their 10th Annual Health Literacy Conference on May 5-6, 2011 in Irvine, Calif.  The … Continue reading

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Tutorial: “Understanding Medical Words”

National Library of Medicine (NLM) What is your doctor really trying to tell you? Arm yourself with helpful knowledge by viewing NLM’s tutorial, “Understanding Medical Words,” at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/medicalwords.html. Related Articles Medical Library Association | Resources : Resources for Health Consumers … Continue reading

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Resources for Seniors

The following resources have been developed to make life easier for Seniors.     The first was found in an announcement from the Kansas Rural Health Information Service (KRHIS).      The second was an announcement from the National Library of Medicine. … Continue reading

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Watch and Learn: Music Videos Are Triggering a Literacy Boom

by Riddhi Shah The Boston Globe; September 19, 2010 Available at http://bit.ly/9bf9sC [found on the HealthLiteracy listserv]

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Safe Disposal of Medications

On September 25, 2010, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will coordinate a collaborative effort with state and local law enforcement agencies to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from our nation’s medicine cabinets. Collection activities will take place from 10:00 a.m. … Continue reading

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Something Light-Hearted to Start Your Weekend

We can’t have too much humor in our very busy lives.     Here is a light-hearted  start to your weekend.    These daily cartoons always provide humor with one of my favorite critters – dogs.      Draw-the-Dog is a great source … Continue reading

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