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Reflecting on the Library’s Heritage and Looking Toward the Future!

This will be the last post for this blog, as I am retiring effective today.     This blog will go static and a new blog goes on line tomorrow at http://allthingshealthliteracy.wordpress.com. This year, marks my 40th year with Nebraska Methodist College.    … Continue reading

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Flu Season In Full Swing

Posted on the BHIC Blog. We are in the middle of flu season and it important to be aware that several groups are at at higher risk for influenza complications.  People at elevated risk are: American Indians and Alaska Natives … Continue reading

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Health Reform Hits Main Street – Video

The following was shared on [CLAStalk-list] A well done and informative new animated video produced by the Kaiser Family Foundation was recently produced by the Kaiser Family Foundation.       The English version of the animated movie features narration by Cokie Roberts, ABC … Continue reading

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Tox Town Introduces New US Southwest Neighborhood

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. Do you live in the Southwest Region of the US?  The newest Tox Town scene, US Southwest, provides good information on the hazards of fracking, uranium tailings, and much more. The complete … Continue reading

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Health Information Literacy in Your Hospital

For those of you working in a hospital setting, the following was posted on MCMLA [mcmla-l@listserv.kumc.edu] Are you involved in health information literacy in your hospital?  Share your story!  We would love to hear what you are doing and what … Continue reading

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Coming Soon to PBS – “Designing Healthy Communities”

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. Coming soon to public television: A new 4-hour series,” Designing Healthy Communities”, in which host/narrator Richard Jackson, MD, MPH, looks at the impact our built environment has on key public health indices … Continue reading

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3rd Annual Kentucky Health Literacy Summit – March 22-23, 2012

3rd Annual Kentucky Health Literacy Summit Building Your Health Literacy Toolkit March 22-23, 2012 Marriott Griffin Gate Hotel Lexington, Kentucky Open to all those interested inimproving their health literacy and patient communications skills. KEYNOTE SPEAKERS INCLUDE: – Cindy Brach, AHRQ … Continue reading

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CDC Warns Against Sharing Insulin Pens

Due to a growing number of reports about improper use of insulin pens, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a reminder that the devices must never be used on more than one person. Using insulin pens … Continue reading

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Health Literacy Challenge for Grades 6-12

The following was posted on the HealthLiteracy listserv. The ¡VIVA! Peer Tutors of the South Texas Independent School District are conducting a nationwide health literacy challenge. Students enrolled in U.S. schools in grades 6-12 can submit a video promoting the … Continue reading

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Two New Health Literacy Papers

The following was posted on the HealthLiteracy listserv. Please check the Health Affairs’ web site for a new paper on health literacy and health policy by HHS Assistant Secretary for Health Howard Koh and other HHS colleagues. http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/early/2012/01/18/hlthaff.2011.1169 (You should … Continue reading

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