Low health literacy? Take our quiz

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Low health literacy affects us all. Only 12% of Americans are proficient in health literacy skills and only half of patients take medications as directed. Take this short quiz from HealthEd to test your own skills. Includes statistics and links to helpful literacy Web sites.

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Low health literacy? Take our quiz

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