What is health literacy? Why do I need it?

Health Literacy is the ability to find, understand, and use information and services to make informed health-related decisions and actions. As you get older, it is important to be able to take charge of your own health and stay up to do date on doctor visits to prevent illnesses and diseases. 

The following links will help you prepare be aware of current health news,  making your own appointments, understanding medicine you may be taking, and how to ask your doctor questions you may be embarassed to ask (and shouldn't!):