Tag Archives: Health Information

Finding Spanish Language Health Information

This post was found on the BHIC Blog. ¿No Comprende?  Online Health Resources for English Speakers Serving Spanish Speaking Communities The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region, will present two free online classes for librarians who want to … Continue reading

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Health Literacy Articles

Siobhan Blackwell posted these references, recently on the BHIC Blog. When it comes to health care, what you don’t know can hurt you http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/news.aspx?id=165358 Health literacy in brief http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/news.aspx?id=165364 GATOR approach can help surfers to evaluate Web-based health information http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2010-05/w-gac052510.phpContinue reading

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Withholding Information from Patients — When Less Is More

During a recent discussion on oral communication, posted on the Health Literacy listserv this article was referenced.     It is interesting reading…even on a Friday afternoon. N Engl J Med. 2010 Feb 4;362(5):380-1. Withholding information from patients — when … Continue reading

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Hesperian Haiti Health Information Wiki

This post appeared on the BHIC blog – for those working with the Haitian population. Hesperian Haiti Health Information Wiki Hesperian has assembled a Haiti Health Information wiki http://creole.hesperian.net/ on which, along with free downloads of emergency health materials in … Continue reading

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Finding Credible Health Information

I am still playing “catch up” after being out of the office 10+ weeks.      This was posted on the BHIC blog in November.       It is a great review of the many sources of current information on finding CREDIBLE health information … Continue reading

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Video: “Diabetes In-Brief for Kids”

This post was on the Health Literacy Listserv…concerning a new video produced by a new company.       Their first video was released earlier this month.     Here is a note from one of the producers. “Hi!   I wanted to let you … Continue reading

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from “Low Health Literacy: Implications for National Health Policy”

$106-$238 billion is lost every year on health care costs due to a disconnect in the delivery of health information and communication methods of health care providers and the ability of adults to obtain, process and understand health information. (Low … Continue reading

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Many ‘Baffled by Basic Anatomy’

I saw this reference to a news item from the BBC.     The piece goes on to describe a survey given and results reported. Many ‘baffled by basic anatomy’ <http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8092930.stm&gt; BBC News – UK “There is a real problem with health … Continue reading

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The Social Life of Health Information | Benton Foundation

I  found this [posted on the BHIC Blog for June 11th]. “Americans’ pursuit of health takes place within a widening network of both online and offline sources. Whereas someone may have in the past called a health professional, their Mom, … Continue reading

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