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Student Loan Forgiveness: How Does It Work? | Investopedia

Student debt has reached an all-time high, with an estimated 40 million people now owing an average balance of $29,000, according to credit report …

Relationship Advice: The 50 Things You Need To Do For A Relationship To Last

1. Burn your blueprint.<p>Rid yourself of whatever fantasies you harbor about the bliss of coupled life. They’re not helping. There is no script, so …

10 FAQs: Medicare’s Role in End-of-Life Care

About eight of 10 of the 2.6 million people who died in the US in 2014 were people on Medicare, making Medicare the largest insurer of health care …

Health Care

15 Stunning Data Visualizations (And What You Can Learn From Them)

We’re literally drowning in data. Everyday, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created. This is the equivalent of 90% of the world’s …

3 Ways to Encourage Smarter Teamwork

Business problems today are too big for any one person to solve. Agile teams are much more effective at solving problems than are lone geniuses. So why do we still reward the smartest people in the room more so than those who excel at working with others? You know who I’m talking about: the people …

A Vegetable Growing Cheat Sheet

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21 Ways to Be a Better Leader Without Breaking a Sweat | Inc.com

Let's jump right in, shall we?<p><b>1. Switch off your cell phone.</b> Go on, you can do it. Just for one meeting.<p><b>2. Look people in the eyes.</b> Practice doing it consistently.<p><b>3. Think.</b> Pick an hour in the day (the week, if you're really strapped) and just think. Don't listen. Don't read. Don't talk. Don't eat. …

Leadership

High PSA Anxiety, Low Health Literacy Associated with Salvage ADT Choice

May 07, 2015<p>Share this content:<p>Prostate cancer patients with high PSA anxiety, low health literacy who experience recurrence twice as likely to …

Cancer

2013-14 report: Literacy rate slips nationwide by 2%

<b>ISLAMABAD: Despite spending slightly over 2% of its national budget on education, Pakistan could not increase its literacy rate in 2013-14 that</b> …

Communicating to Connect: Strategies to Improve Health Literacy - Southeastern Pennsylvania Association for Healthcare Quality

This one-day health literacy training program is based on the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation’s Health Literacy Train-the-Trainer …

Digital Health

How to Achieve Healthcare Literacy, Part 1

<i>Healthcare literacy is a major issue. Unfortunately, the healthcare industry is teaching its users exactly opposite to how people actually learn</i> …

Language Learning

The Health Literacy Response Framework

ACES Gems Part 2: Health Literacy and Checklists

The American Copy Editor Society (ACES) annual conference I posted about last week focused on three main topics: cultural sensitivity, fact-checking, …

Affordable Care Act

Flipping the Concept of Health Literacy

Posted at 11:25h in Design, Insights by Center for Innovation 0 Comments<p><i>Post Written by Joyce Lee, M.D., M.P.H., originally featured on Medium</i><p>Patient …

University of Michigan

Low Health Literacy and Evaluation of Online Health Information: A Systematic Review of the Literature

Recent years have witnessed a dramatic increase in consumer online health information seeking [1]. Online health information deserves particular …

Health Literacy Could Reduce Medicare Expenses

Pa­tients — par­tic­u­larly minor­it­ies and those on Medi­care — are not act­ively mak­ing de­cisions about their treat­ments and pro­ced­ures …

Health Care

Mental engagement may preserve health literacy in aging | Reuters

(Reuters Health) - Surfing the net, going to museums or joining a club might have an unexpected side effect: improving the ability of older people to understand drug labels and doctors’ instructions, according to a new study in the UK.<p>“We found that the effects of internet use and cultural …

Want to Fix Healthcare? Fix Health Literacy First

U.S. Navy<p>When I first started my pediatric practice, I would casually tell mothers of four-to-six-month-olds that they could start with some solid …

On what efficiency enhancements would most health care experts agree?

I posed a version of this question on Twitter. By “efficiency enhancement” I mean something that increases health at a cost we think is worth it or …

Health Care

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Immunology is all around - On Biology

ugreen/ fotolia<p><i>Forever young</i><p>Did you know that one of the reasons women live longer is because their immune system degrades much more slowly than …

Immunotherapy

Leadership Engagement: How to Reach Employees Not Preach to Them

<b>Leadership Engagement: Focus on Development Not Self-Sacrifice</b><p>Leaders, when you face employees who lack commitment resist the temptation to tell them …

Government Releases Massive Trove of Data on Doctors’ Prescribing Patterns — ProPublica

The federal government released detailed data today on nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions dispensed to seniors and disabled people in the Medicare …

Pharma

How Emotional Intelligence Became a Key Leadership Skill

Andrew Nguyen<p>Anyone trying to come up to speed on emotional intelligence would have a pretty easy time of it since the concept is remarkably recent, and its application to business newer still. The term was coined in 1990 in a research paper by two psychology professors, John D. Mayer of UNH and …