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How Patient Advocates Can Improve Health Literacy

How Patient Advocates Can Improve Health Literacy

Many clinicians, insurance company claims representatives, lobbyists, and directors of medical associations do not realize how many adults in the U.S. (90 million) are not conversant with navigating the health care system. Even if they are aware of the fact itself, the seriousness of the implications may escape them. Low levels of health education...

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Planning For Your Future Healthcare Needs

Planning For Your Future Healthcare Needs

Most of us don’t have an advance healthcare directive. Why should we? Because an accident can happen to anyone, at any age. Because media coverage of Terri Schiavo or Nancy Cruzan or Karen Ann Quinlan made you realize you needed to get this done. But you still haven’t. Because if you are incapacitated and need...

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