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Do people want to participate in decisions concerning their medicines?

Do people want to participate in decisions. AoS

Health and medication literacy are important factors linked to the outcomes of medical treatment (Table 1). Health literacy has been assessed in several countries all over the world and has been found to be limited. The level

Radiation oncology articles not easily readable for most Americans

Many Americans turn to the Internet for medical information. In fact, over 80% of Internet users seek information online regarding their health, which demonstrates how often the Internet is used to research diseases, medical treatments, and other

Improving patient education materials in ophthalmology

Patient education materials are an important resource for patients to understand their disease and treatment plan. Unfortunately, these materials are often written at a reading level that is too difficult to understand for many patients. In our

The experts’ perspectives on domains, definitions and measurements of health literacy in chronic disease management

Health literacy is defined as a person’s skills to navigate and access health information and understand and interpret the information to make informed decisions about their health. Understanding what health literacy is and the impact it has

High blood pressure: does it matter to know your disease condition and prescribed medicines well?

High blood pressure is a disease condition in which the force of the blood against your artery walls is perpetually high enough that it may eventually cause health problems, such as heart disease. If you have been

New, innovative educational tool to promote HPV vaccination

Each year, nearly 14 million Americans become infected with human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection that can cause cancer. While there is a vaccine against the virus, vaccination rates in the United States are disappointingly low,