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Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

We Need To Replace “Medicalese” With Plain Language

Miscommunication between patients and healthcare providers can hurt you. An elderly woman sent home from the hospital develops a life-threatening infection because she doesn’t understand the warning signs listed in the discharge instructions. A man confused by a form in a doctor’s office reflexively writes “no” to every question because he doesn’t understand what is being

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

A Pharmacy Tech Speaks: Advice For Latinos Filling Prescriptions

By Marlen Castañeda, Pharmacy Technician in McKinney, Texas I am a certified, registered pharmacy technician. A pharmacy tech works alongside a pharmacist and assists in typing and filling prescriptions. We can do almost everything a pharmacist does —...