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Health Literacy

Posted on January 28th, 2019 in Individual Resources

A series of educational articles raising awareness of consumer health care issues with the purpose of improving health literacy.

Learn how you can earn two $25 gift cards by participating in our new, Jeopardy-like monthly quiz program,  Quizzify. You will also become a wiser health care consumer, save money and improve your health! Every month we will send you a 10-question quiz about healthcare, health and lifestyle. Learn more and register to play.

You probably want to eat a healthy diet most of the time…. but that turns out to be much harder than it would appear because of "hidden" sugar in our foods. Six Things People Don’t Know about Sugar helps you make more informed choices.

Learn more about when you need the following and when you don't.

Colonoscopy -- Protect yourself from unnecessary tests and colon cancer.

Health Checkups -- Learn more about when to schedule and what tests are appropriate.

Allergy Tests -- Read how to manage allergies and hives.

Bone-density Tests -- Keep your bones strong.

Antibiotics -- Discover steps you can take to reduce use of antibiotics.

Medical Scans -- Learn about the hazards of medical scans.