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Poor Reading Skills Might Be Fatal for Older Folks
Date:3/16/2012

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Previous studies have found that low health literacy is associated with less knowledge of chronic diseases, poorer mental and physical health, less use of preventive health services and higher rates of hospital admission, according to background information in the report.

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The U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has more about health literacy.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: BMJ, news release, March 15, 2012


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