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External link Measuring Health Literacy
This tool from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality allows providers to test their patient’s health literacy levels with the hope of facilitating a better conversation about the patient’s health and actions.
External link Skipping the Name Brand Drugs Exit Disclaimer
According to a study appearing in the Dec. 3 issue of JAMA, no evidence has supported the superiority of name brand drugs over generic drugs when it comes to treating cardiovascular disease.
External link Symptoms Related to Stress Exit Disclaimer
A study presented at the 20th annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics scientific symposium, sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation, found that symptoms related to heart disease were often attributed to women’s stress levels and men’s symptoms were perceived as originated from actual physical occurrences.
External link Cancer Screenings Low in Medicaid Recipients Exit Disclaimer
In the Oct. 13 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, researchers found that approximately half of Medicaid recipients over the age of 50 receive recommended screenings for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer.
External link Death Rate 70 Percent Lower at Top Hospitals Exit Disclaimer
The annual health grade for American hospitals was released Monday Oct. 14, taking into account data from the past three years. Results showed that although hospitals have made improvements to decrease mortality rates, the top hospitals were still ahead, decreasing their death rate by 70 percent.

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