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Health Communication, Health Literacy and e-Health | Health.gov (ODPHP)

mproving health communication and utilizing health technologies are essential to promoting individual and population health. The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) has pulled together key tools, research and reports, and resources for public health and health communication professionals. Choose a topic area to get started.

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Useless Pharmaceutical Studies, Real Harm – NYTimes.com

LAST month, the Archives of Internal Medicine published a scathing reassessment of a 12-year-old research study of Neurontin, a seizure drug made by Pfizer. The study, which had included more than 2,700 subjects and was carried out by Parke-Davis (now part of Pfizer), was notable for how poorly it …

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Kaiser’s Monthly Update on Health Disparities – Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaisers June Update on Health DisparitiesThis free, monthly update synthesizes news coverage from hundreds of print and broadcast news sources related to health and health care issues affecting underserved and racial and ethnic communities.The update also summarizes recent journal articles and other research developments in the field and features a data slide from a relevant Kaiser Family Foundation publication.

DISPARITIES IN THE NEWS1. D.C. Residents See AIDS as Citys Biggest Health Problem2. Feds Seek to Close African-American Health Gap3. Life Expectancy of U.S. Women Slips in Some Regions4. Socioeconomics Influence HIV/AIDS Infection Rate5. Mammograms Value Debated, Especially For Older Women6. Children on Medicaid Shown to Wait Longer For Care…

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Health-care reform: Looking to Uncle Sam | The Economist

POLITICIANS want to lower spending, or at least they say they do. But in all the to-and-fro over raising the debt ceiling, little sensible has been said about lowering spending in the long …

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The Salad Is in the Bag: Marketers Hope Adding Veggies Will Get Americans to Eat More Packaged Greens – WSJ.com

Can packaged produce get America out of its salad rut?

Despite decades of nagging to eat more leafy greens and colorful vegetables, the average American eats a salad at mealtime only about …

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How Exercise Can Keep the Brain Fit – NYTimes.com

For those of us hoping to keep our brains fit and healthy well into middle age and beyond, the latest science offers some reassurance. Activity appears to be critical, though scientists have yet to …

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AIDS: No hiding place | The Economist

AIDS researchers, many of whom have been meeting this week in Rome under the auspices of the International AIDS Society, are rightly pleased with the progress they have made. In particular, the use of antiretroviral drugs has not only revolutionised treatment of HIV infection, but also offers the …

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Health-care reform: Competition or chaos? | The Economist

THE average American reads pulpy novels in the summer. Bureaucrats read the Federal Register. On July 11th the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed new rules to help states create exchanges, a main feature of Obamacare. Kathleen Sebelius, the health secretary, announced the rules at a hardware store, describing them as a boon to …

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At the Policy ThinkShop we are constantly looking for communicative resources that will allow us to learn and to share what we learn. Through work with an esteemed colleague we found out about the work that TED is doing and how we might take the information provided in TED to promote issues we care about in the communities we try to serve.

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Kaiser’s Monthly Update on Health Disparities – Kaiser Family Foundation

This free, monthly update synthesizes news coverage from hundreds of print and broadcast news sources related to health and health care issues affecting underserved and racial and ethnic communities.

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Birth control coverage proposed for most health insurance plans – The Washington Post

Virtually all health insurance plans could soon be required to offer female patients free coverage of prescription birth control, breast-pump rentals, counseling for domestic violence, and annual wellness …

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Counting Calories? Your Weight-Loss Plan May Be Outdated – NYTimes.com

It’s no secret that Americans are fatter today than ever before, and not just those unlucky people who are genetically inclined to gain weight or have been overweight all their lives. Many who were lean as young adults have put on …

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