National Academy of Medicine

Dental Caries Management in Children and Adults

From our perspective, dental caries continues to be one of the most common chronic diseases in the United States and globally, with individuals living in
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Numbers Get In the Way

Increasingly over the past decade, health literacy researchers and practitioners have been turning their attention to issues of numeracy, recognizing that numeric tasks related t
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Strategies to Enhance Numeracy Skills

Individuals make decisions about health and well-being every day. Many of those decisions involve using and understanding numbers, and most of the decisions are ma
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Considerations for a New Definition of Health Literacy

The field of health literacy has evolved over the decades. While early work focused on individual skills (and deficits) and specific products (bro
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Health Literacy and Palliative Care: What Really Happens to Patients

The authors gave a presentation at an Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Health Literacy workshop titled “Health L
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FDA and the Media: Lessons from Tysabri about Communicating Uncertainty

Despite a rigorous approval process, there is always uncertainty about newly approved drugs: will the benefits observed in initial
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Health Literacy: A Necessary Element for Achieving Health Equity

A core aim for improving health care is to provide equitable care or “care that does not vary in quality because of per
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Why We Need a Health Literacy Association

We believe health literacy needs an inclusive professional association to flourish as an independent field of research and practice. The crea
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