Most Missouri doctors – 86 percent – cite health literacy as a problem in their office.
“In STL, home to 998,954 residents, the adult smoking rate is 15.3%. Missouri also has the sixth-highest rate of lung cancers in the country.”
“Itchy the dog is helping Sam Pettyjohn on his #healthliteracy projects today. http://t.co/D5HPFDJL82”
“The most vulnerable groups for low #healthliteracy? The elderly, minorities, low income individuals and immigrants.”
“St. Louis doctor Jan Brunstrom-Hernandez treats patients with cerebral palsy while also having it herself. http://t.co/UObTGGJbtz”
“More than 1/3 of US adults have trouble reading and understanding basic medical info, according to a literacy assessment of 19,000 patients.”
“The National CLAS Standards have been revised as of May 3rd, and they are substantially different. http://t.co/pWt5OqVBqb”
“A mobile Florida clinic program makes #healthcare more accessible: http://t.co/SARsfg3PiQ”
“Actress Angelina Jolie's choice to take her mastectomy news public is a great example of informed decision making: http://t.co/xT1uIHwUy0”
“TimeRecordNews talks about #healthliteracy, giving examples and statistics: http://t.co/eA7jDroZpy”
“New York patient portal contest winners take on #healthliteracy: http://t.co/8CjX6NP9Tw”
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