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Participatory Group Prenatal Education Using Photonovels: Evaluation of a Lay Health Educator Model with Low-Income Latinas

A participatory prenatal education program can foster health literacy and empowerment among low-income Latinas, according to this study. The authors examined the effectiveness of a program in which trained lay educators facilitated groups using photonovels and experiential learning activities.

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Participatory Group Prenatal Education Using Photonovels: Evaluation of a Lay Health Educator Model with Low-Income Latinas

A participatory prenatal education program can foster health literacy and empowerment among low-income Latinas, according to this study. The authors examined the effectiveness of a program in which trained lay educators facilitated groups using photonovels and experiential learning activities.

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What Do People Want from Their Health Care? A Qualitative Study

Exploring an American Indian Participatory Medical Model

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An e-Patient Awakening: Endometriosis

An anonymous e-patient candidly shares lessons learned after endometriosis surgery.

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But You Said I Wouldn’t Need Radiation

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Improved Lifestyle is the Pathway to Health

it is ironic that patient-provider encounters spend so much time and effort on obtaining lab tests and adjusting medications and doses when attention isn’t being paid to addressing basic lifestyle issues. What accounts for this disconnect?

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Making Treatment Decisions in the Midst of Chaos

Lightning Goes to Ground

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Just Text Me: Using SMS Technology for Collaborative Patient Mood Charting

Mood 24/7 is an innovation in traditional mood charting that uses text-messaging technology and may increase patient engagement and accuracy in reporting mood symptoms.

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Implementing an Interoperable Personal Health Record in Pediatrics: Lessons Learned at an Academic Children’s Hospital

Innovations in Participatory Medicine: The Advent of Do-It-Yourself Blood Glucose Monitoring

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Book Review: The Girl on the 6th Floor

Written by the father of an encephalitis survivor, this book shows participatory medicine at its best.

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Book Review: A Cure for Asthma? What Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You — And Why

Book Review: Chronic Resilience

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