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Do low literacy levels leads to health problems?

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Employee Benefit News had an article titled "Low literacy leads to health problems". In the article the U.S. Surgeon General is quoted as saying "health literacy can save lives, save money and improve the health..." Have you ever considered literacy a health issue? This is an area beyond having a different language! What about the people that really can't understand written or oral explanation in English?

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This solution examines the quote: "health literacy can save lives, save money and improve the health," as it relates to the idea about literacy being a health issue. Since this is an area beyond having a different language, it also describes how low literacy might lead o health problems e.g. people that cannot understand written or oral explanation in English.

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