Navigation Links
Poor Education May Lead to Poor Health
Date:10/10/2009

, it found, were nearly twice as likely as college graduates to be in less than very good health.

The report suggested that factors outside of the medical system play an important role in determining people's health, including how long they will live. Access to medical care is crucial, the report authors said, but it isn't enough to improve health.

What's needed, they suggested, is increased focus on schools and education -- encouraging people to obtain more education -- as well as more promotion of healthy living in the home, community and workplace.

From a "big picture" perspective, Williams said, health promotion should be emphasized and taught more -- and earlier -- in schools. Health habits in adulthood, he said, are built during childhood. It's also crucial, he said, to have a healthy neighborhood and workplace.

Angner said that he's found in his recent research that the older adults he has studied who could read and answer questions on medical forms without assistance were likely to be happier than those who could not.

Improving literacy -- and thus improving the ability to read and understand medical forms -- could boost health among adults, he said.

For adults whose education was stopped early, returning to school might help their health as well as their job prospects, the experts say. And if that's not an option, Angner said, simply trying to improve reading skills should make a difference.

More information

The National Institute for Literacy has more on literacy services.



SOURCES: David R. Williams, Ph.D., professor, public health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston; Erik Angner, Ph.D., assistant professor, philosophy and economics, University of Alabama at Birmingham; "Reaching America's Health Potential Among Adults: A State-by-State Look at Adult H
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. IMIA Sets Continuing Education Standards for Medical Interpreters Worldwide
2. Trial Shows Heart Attack Education Makes Little Difference
3. The Help Group Summit on Autism, Learning Disabilities, and ADHD Features State-of-the-Art Research and Best Practices in Education and Treatment
4. Health Education Solutions' Advanced Cardiac Life Support Course Gains Approval from American Academy of Family Physicians
5. Oakstone Medical Publishing Launches Unique Website Specifically Geared to Radiologists and Their Continuing Education Needs
6. New Online Continuing Education Course on Near-Death Experience Added to HealthForumOnline's Library for Mental Health Professionals
7. Data Released at an International Stem Cell Meeting Highlights Effectiveness of New Patient Education System Developed to Support Federal and State Guidelines on Cord Blood Education
8. Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice to offer continuing education units for reviewers
9. Report Finds Significant Job Opportunities for Californians in Allied Health; Questions States Education Capacity To Train Workers
10. NFL Network Launches 2009 National Keep Gym in School Campaign at New York City Middle School; Effort Will Give More U.S. Students Access to Quality Physical Education
11. Health Education Solutions' Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support Courses Receive Accreditation
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/11/2014)... CT (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 ... the nation’s only non-profit dedicated exclusively to cell ... that Joshua Corday has joined the organization as ... fundraising professional with deep experience securing gifts and ... served as Annual Giving Director for NewYork Presbyterian ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... 11, 2014 Global enterprises today are ... outsource day-to-day management activities. Managed services offer these global ... The economic slowdown resulted into rising operational costs to ... is considered to be the global market driver for ... The global managed services market is estimated to grow ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... Presently, disposable medical suppliers call for the ... segment. During the past two decades, the world market ... average 12.5% per year), primarily owing to the importance ... is the largest market for disposable medical supplies in ... second position is held by Europe with a 29% ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Researchers from The Miriam ... under age 65 have significantly higher rates of ... with mobility impairments were less likely to attempt ... quit-smoking treatments may not be sufficient for this ... online in advance of print in the ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... kind has found that organic foods and crops ... counterparts, including more antioxidants and fewer, less frequent ... unprecedented 343 peer-reviewed publications comparing the nutritional quality ... including fruits, vegetables, and grains. The study team ... organic and non-organic foods. , "Science marches ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy (ACGT) Welcomes Joshua Corday as Senior Development Officer 2Health News:Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy (ACGT) Welcomes Joshua Corday as Senior Development Officer 3Health News:North America Managed Services Market Worth $68.65 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2Health News:North America Managed Services Market Worth $68.65 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Health News:North America Managed Services Market Worth $68.65 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 4Health News:Global Disposable Medical Supplies Market to See Robust Growth Through Next Decade, According to New TriMark Report Available at MarketPublishers.com 2Health News:Global Disposable Medical Supplies Market to See Robust Growth Through Next Decade, According to New TriMark Report Available at MarketPublishers.com 3Health News:Miriam Hospital study examines smoking prevalence 2Health News:Major study documents nutritional and food safety benefits of organic farming 2Health News:Major study documents nutritional and food safety benefits of organic farming 3
... INDIANAPOLIS Technologies for rapid detection of bacterial ... supply. Researchers from the School of ... the Bindley Bioscience Center at Purdue University have ... classification of harmful bacteria in food. The investigators ...
... in the Oct. 15 issue of the Journal of ... a much higher prevalence and risk of restless legs syndrome ... may improve sleep and quality of life in people with ... syndrome was about 10 times higher in the fibromyalgia group ...
... prodigious precursors of all the tissues in our body, ... unfortunately, cancer. Now research from Rockefeller University shows that ... live for too long, can increase the odds of ... cell death in precursor cells for blood, or hematopoietic ...
... a class of drugs known as beta blockers have been ... by decreasing the cardiac workload and oxygen demand on the ... Heart Journal , Northwestern Medicine cardiologist Jeffrey J. Goldberger found ... enough dose of these drugs, which can put their recovery ...
... Reporter , THURSDAY, Oct. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Only one ... recommended colon cancer screening guidelines, a new report finds. ... while the remaining 40 percent don,t follow guidelines for any ... to be done to understand how to improve colorectal cancer ...
... Two years ago, a study by University of North ... drug called ondansetron helps reduce vomiting, the need for ... gastroenteritis. Now a new economic analysis led by ... assistant professor of pediatrics at UNC, concludes that routinely ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Eat safer: Novel approach detects unknown food pathogens 2Health News:Study finds a high rate of restless legs syndrome in adults with fibromyalgia 2Health News:Gene identified that prevents stem cells from turning cancerous 2Health News:Gene identified that prevents stem cells from turning cancerous 3Health News:Low beta blocker dose can put patients at risk for subsequent heart attacks 2Health News:Most Doctors Don't Follow Colon Cancer Screening Guidelines 2Health News:Most Doctors Don't Follow Colon Cancer Screening Guidelines 3Health News:Anti-vomiting drug could prevent thousands of hospitalizations, save millions of dollars 2
(Date:7/10/2014)... 10, 2014  Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: ... has completed the sale to Galderma of all rights ... held by Valeant for $1.4 billion in cash, pursuant ... recently completed its acquisition of Galderma. ... products to a company that is firmly committed to ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS ) today ... dividend of $0.275 (27.5 cents) per share on the corporation,s ... to holders of record on July 21, 2014. ... to helping people on their path to better health as ... States . Through the company,s more than 7,600 CVS/pharmacy ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014 Most osteoporosis patients want a choice in ... survey* sponsored by Mission Pharmacal Company. The survey, conducted ... online support community, revealed that 74 percent of osteoporosis ... a form other than a pill or a tablet. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Mission Pharmacal Conducts Online Survey of Osteoporosis Patients 2Mission Pharmacal Conducts Online Survey of Osteoporosis Patients 3
... Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 11, 2007 - Neurogen,Corporation (Nasdaq: NRGN) ... studies for NG2-73, the Company's lead compound,for the ... SLEEP,2007 Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep ... studies,with NG2-73 in chronic insomnia patients are currently ...
... offers five questions to help women,learn about breast cancer ... – According to a new,GfK Roper Public Affairs survey ... the majority (76,percent) of women surveyed said they know ... unaware of the important recent,progress made in treatment. Fewer ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Neurogen Proprietary Insomnia Compound Data Presented at Associated,Professional Sleep Societies Annual Meeting 2Neurogen Proprietary Insomnia Compound Data Presented at Associated,Professional Sleep Societies Annual Meeting 3Neurogen Proprietary Insomnia Compound Data Presented at Associated,Professional Sleep Societies Annual Meeting 4Women Well-Informed About Breast Cancer, Yet Lacking Knowledge,About Current Treatments, New Survey Finds 2Women Well-Informed About Breast Cancer, Yet Lacking Knowledge,About Current Treatments, New Survey Finds 3
... especially suited for cell analysis and ... allows to analyze scatter signals in ... channels. Data acquisition, analysis, and real-time ... PC employing Partec DPAC software, built-in ...
Dual laser powered flow cytometer...
... The IMMULITE 2000, a continuous ... throughput of 200 tests per hour, ... efficiency and consolidation in medium- and ... package, with its self-explanatory graphical user ...
... Vidas is an automated, ... designed testing device stores the ... thus optimizing the cost-per-patient result. ... minimum maintenance, ease of use ...
Medicine Products: