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Health Literacy Month blog series includes my “How the News Media May Hurt – Not Help – Health Literacy Efforts”

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hlmblogimage.jpgAs part of a Health Literacy Month blog series about “engaging the patient,” my column on “How the News Media May Hurt – Not Help – Health Literacy Efforts,” is now posted.

I touch on three recurring themes:

• Absolute versus relative risk/benefit data

• Association does not equal causation

• How we discuss screening tests

Other bloggers in the month-long series include:

• Cindy Brach, Senior Health Policy Researcher at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

• Cynthia Baur, Ph.D, Senior Health Literacy Advisor at the Center for Disease Control (CDC)

• Dr. Rima Rudd, Harvard University Senior Lecturer on Society

• Dr. Darren DeWalt, Associate Professor of Medicine University of North Carolina

• Dr. Hilary Seligman, Assistant professor of medicine University of California San Francisco

• Dr. Matthew Wynia, Director of the Institute for Ethics at the American Medical Association

• Andrew Jager, MA, Research Assistant at the American Medical Association Institute for Ethics

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