Monthly Archives: January 2012

Asian-Americans More Apt to Die in Hospital After Heart Attacks

Asian-Americans are more likely to die in the hospital following a heart attack than whites, new research reveals, although this disparity was reduced over time in hospitals participating in a quality improvement program. In the study, doctors examined certain measures … Continue reading

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NIH Study Shows HIV-exposed Children at High Risk of Language Delay

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. HIV exposed children could benefit from early diagnosis, classroom intervention Children exposed to HIV before birth are at risk for language impairments, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes … Continue reading

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Can Electronic Health Records Lower Health Disparities?

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. A newly-released study indicates that switching to electronic health records might help close health gaps between black and white Americans. The  study is based on a survey of doctors across the U.S. It includes … Continue reading

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HHS Launches First Consumer Health IT Video Challenge of 2012

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. The National Coordinator for Health Information Technology announced this week a nationwide, open call for entries in the Healthy New Year Video Challenge, highlighting personal stories of patients and families using health technology … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolution: Be Ready

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. Start the New Year right by getting prepared. Check out the daily preparedness tips from the CDC Public Health Matters blog during the month of January: http://ow.ly/8gj [CDC Office of Public Health … Continue reading

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MRC Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. This year (2012) marks the 10th anniversary of the creation of the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), which was announced during President George W. Bush’s 2002 State of the Union address, and officially … Continue reading

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Call for posters and Presentations for Health Literacy Iowa Conference

Health Literacy Iowa Creating a Shared Vision for Health Literacy in Iowa Health Literacy Iowa & New Readers of Iowa Conference Health Literacy in Iowa: Partnering to Change Research into Practice Friday and Saturday – April 13-14, 2012 Call for … Continue reading

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Texting Program to Help Teens Quit Smoking

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. Teens love their cell phones. In an effort to help young smokers kick the habit, the National Cancer Institute is creating a new program called Smokefree T-X-T (http://smokefree.gov/smokefreetxt/) . It’s a free … Continue reading

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New Financial Literacy Materials

The following was posted on the  [NATIONALFAMILYLITERACY-L] The National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) has partnered with the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to teach families the value of financial responsibility through “A Day at Dollar General: Learn While Shopping.” The … Continue reading

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Recently Published…

The following were retrieved from a recent NCBI search of PubMed. The Role of Health Literacy on African American and Hispanic/Latino Perspectives on Cancer Clinical Trials.Evans KR, Lewis MJ, Hudson SV. J Cancer Educ. 2011 Dec 28. [Epub ahead of … Continue reading

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