Deciphering MedSpeak

from BHIC blog
http://library.med.utah.edu/blogs/BHIC/archives/cat_minority_health_concerns.html#001712

To make informed health decisions, you have probably read a newspaper or magazine article, tuned into a radio or television program, or searched the Internet to find answers to health questions. If so, you have probably encountered “medspeak,” the specialized language of health professionals. The Medical Library Association developed “Deciphering Medspeak” to help translate common “medspeak” terms”. Find the MedSpeak brochure online full text, or available for purchase at

http://www.mlanet.org/resources/medspeak/ index.html?focus20060803

The Spanish version is available at

http://www.mlanet.org/resources/medspeak/ index_spanish.html

“MLA has also released three disease-specific versions of its popular “Deciphering Medspeak” brochure. The brochures focus on breast cancer , diabetes, and heart disease Each brochure features a list of Rx riddles or abbreviations as well as a glossary of medspeak terms and MLA-recommended Websites related to each disease.

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