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The Relationship Between TBI and Dementia

December 3, 2015 by Bernadette Coleman

Traumatic brain injury has persisted as one of the main causes of death and serious injury in the United States. Along with the severe short-term impact that TBI has on the health and well being of the injured, there is also a long term concern for dementia and memory loss.[read more]


Pain Causes, Relief, Control and Management

December 2, 2015 by Phil Cohen

Pain is something that many people have to deal with - these are some causes and ways to deal with it.[read more]

Elephants, middlemen, and systems – oh, my!

November 6, 2015 by Casey Quinlan

Profit over patient care seems to matter the most in the U.S. healthcare system.[read more]

Patients Helping Patients: Improving Health Literacy and Cancer Care

May 20, 2014 by Joan Justice

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ASCO recently published their paper on State of Cancer Care in America 2014. In this paper, authors outline concerns and possible courses of action. The report addresses cancer costs, increasing treatment options, growing number of cancer survivors, disparities of care and the challenges of meeting these needs and concerns.[read more]


Boomer Voice: Forget the Mandate, Educate

July 10, 2013 by Anthony Cirillo

Many of you may have read my posts that HealthWorks Collective is gracious to share with you. I have a burning platform that I am passionate about, and I call it Educated Aging. This is the notion that people need to prepare for aging issues sooner in life in three areas: physical health, financial health and emotional health.[read more]

Healthwise in India

April 15, 2013 by Aniruddha Malpani

We've been having a hard time promoting patient education in India, even though there is such a great need for it. Patients are all online, and are looking for information which they can trust - but they often get lost and confused , because there is much garbage online. Doctors often get irritated by patients who carry pages and pages of Internet information, because so much of it is unreliable.[read more]

What Do Patients Want From Pharma?

March 19, 2013 by Pam Todd

Pharma questions: Bilal Kamoon/Flickr

Relationships require nurturing and regular self-examination. The only way to create strong partnerships is to ask ourselves what we’re contributing and whether or not it is what the other party in the relationship is truly seeking. So what do patients want from pharma?[read more]

Drug Interaction Review and Tools for Caregivers

March 2, 2013 by Goldie Erowele, PharmD

In this edition of CareNovateMag, we offer some resources regarding drug interactions. Understanding drug interactions and how they may make your drug less effective, cause unexpected side effects, or increase the effect of a particular drug is a very important part of managing medication.[read more]

Promoting Health Literacy in India

February 17, 2013 by Aniruddha Malpani

Helen Osborne, who is an expert on Health Literacy, recently interviewed me about what HELP is doing to promote health literacy in India ![read more]

Reaching Women Through Health IT: Introducing Gabby

February 12, 2013 by Christina Thielst

Gabby the Virtual Preconception Care Advocate

There is a disproportionate share of young women of demographic minority status and socioeconomic disadvantage with high rates of poor reproductive health and family planning outcomes in the US. Gabby, an avatar, is an online preconception risk assessment tool that engages young women at a sixth-grade reading level.[read more]

What is Killer Number 1 ?

February 1, 2013 by Aniruddha Malpani

However, I believe the single largest killer is health illiteracy. Let me explain. While some of us are fortunate enough to will die happily in our own beds of old age, most of us will suffer from an illness, which will cause death as it progresses. When we are ill, we seek medical attention, and this means that the terminal event for most people in the developed world will occur in a hospital, under a doctor’s care.[read more]

What Defines Someone as Health Literate?

January 21, 2013 by John Worth

But as health literacy plays an increasingly important role in person-centred healthcare, how will the support needed to grow peoples’ capability be delivered? And how is health literacy going to be measured? On what basis?[read more]