Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Food for Thought : Health Education Week
This week we celebrate Health Education Week.
There are many organizations and professions that contribute to the area of health education . However , the most important person in the health education model is the consumer . It is the consumer that must mke sure they are actively participating in their own health care . Being able to understand health information and make decisions from that information is esential to a person's well being . Studirs have shown a link between low health literacy and poor health outcomes . Here are a few tips to help you increase your health literacy.
1. Take someone with you to the doctor . Sometimes it is beneficial to have an extra person to help process information and ask questions . Make sure to ask plenty of questions of all your health care professionals , including doctors , nurses and pharmacists .
2 . Ask about interactions with food , precriptions and over-the-counter medications . Sometimes medications , foods or vitamin supplements interfere with each other . So make sure you inform your health care provider of everything you take .
3 . Know your family history . Having a family history of certain diseases such as heart disease or diabetes is information your doctor needs to know to make sure you receive all the screening to best help monitor your health .
Words of Wisdom :
My secrets are safe with my friends , they can't remember a dang thing either .
As I get older , the more notes I need .
I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die from natural causes .
I was put on this earth to accomplish a number of things . Right now , I'm so far behind that I think I will live forever .
My idea of weight lifting is standing up .
A smile is a cruve that sets a lot of things straight .
Laughter is the shortest distance between two people .
If you aim at nothing , you will hit it everytime .
A very proud grandpa . G.
Posted by ~~ Witchy ~~ at 10/30/2013 12:03:00 AM