advice to care for yourself & others

The importance of health literacy

Did you know that nearly half of all American adults lack health literacy? Studies show that the reading grade level of written patient materials is too high. Health education is often communicated at the 12th grade reading level, but the average American reads at an 8th grade level. This is important because communication is a two-way street. Good health literacy requires an empowered patient and an empowering provider.

Continue reading
The image pictures a dad walking with his daughter holding a soccer ball

How to support student-athlete mental health

coping with empty-nest syndrome

How to cope when kids fly the coop

woman doing a virtual health care visit on a tablet

Four types of virtual care

melanoma 682x408

Melanoma and your moles: Know what's new

Family putting on their rain boots for a road trip adventure

11 tips for planning a healthy road trip

woman of color holding a school folder with others faded in the background

How systemic racism impacts mental health


Get fun, inspiring, provider-reviewed articles sent to your inbox.

Sign up for our email newsletter