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A Zika Infographic – Pictures don’t solve everything?

Let’s talk about the pros and cons of this infographic from CNN                   I’ll kick it off with an observation. Critique #1  “101” is a reference to introductory college courses.  So if you haven’t gone to college, or aren’t familiar with course level numbers this is rather …

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A Zika Infographic – Pictures don't solve everything?

Let’s talk about the pros and cons of this infographic from CNN                   I’ll kick it off with an observation. Critique #1  “101” is a reference to introductory college courses.  So if you haven’t gone to college, or aren’t familiar with course level numbers this is rather …

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DISMISSED: Patient Literacy and Effectively Communicating Discharge Instructions

Guest Blog by Andrew Jesse Brown (CUNY SPH)   In a recent podcast, Dr. Martin Zielinski, trauma surgeon and Assoc. Professor of Surgery at the Mayo Clinic (Rochester, NY) discusses the results of his research on effective patient discharge communication. He studied how well trauma patients understand discharge instructions. Dr. Zielinski’s study of trauma patients …

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Explaining Zika Virus: Health Literacy 101

The Zika Virus is now on our radar screen.  We see heartbreaking images of infants born with hydrocephaly – we hear of thousands of these afflicted babies born to poverty stricken women in Brazil.  Then we hear of Zika found in Florida or Texas.  Something about sexual transmission.  And now more about possible eye afflictions …

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