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Improving Health Literacy through Communication

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Patients can never be too well-informed about their own health care.

After all, the more they know, the more confident they feel taking an active role in their medical care--something the doctors interviewed for the Health Literacy Project all agree is imperative.

"I've found it works much better when (patients) take an active role in their medical care," says Dr. Jonathan Hollister.

Here are some Health Literacy Project-recommended sources of information on health care, for seniors and caregivers.