Speaking of health…

October 5, 2007

My student and I are on a week-long hiatus from meeting due to my cold and her virus. Unfortunately, I think she’s a lot sicker than I was!

My student has multiple health issues, so health literacy is something we have discussed often – how to read a prescription label, how different drugs for different problems might interact, how to eat better/read recipes, the importance of exercise. It’s a big issue; I think that the less education you have and the lower your socio-economic status is, the fewer choices you have, know about, have access to, or can afford.

I hope the Health Fair we’re holding at the end of the month is just the beginning of our students becoming more health-literate.

from Paige, AL Tutor

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