Your Health

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The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) has partnered with Maryland Public Television (MPT) for a special series called "Your Health," featuring UMMS specialists who will share their medical expertise with viewers all across the state of Maryland.

UMMS guests will appear every other week in a special "Your Health" segment on MPT's program "Direct Connection," airing live Monday nights at 7:30 p.m.

The show takes calls from viewers, so you have the opportunity to speak directly to our experts and get your questions answered.

Miss the show? You can catch the segments right here on this site. You can also see a list of upcoming guests and topics. We hope you'll tune in for "Your Health" with UMMS and MPT.

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September 26, 2016

Health Literacy

In order to make important health care decisions, you need to be able to understand and process often-complex medical information. But, an estimated nine out of 10 people in this country have problems with what is known as “health literacy,” and it’s not only those with a limited education or poor reading skills.

Donna Jacobs, Senior Vice President of Government, Regulatory Affairs and Community Health at the University of Maryland Medical System, will discuss what doctors and nurses can do to provide patients with clear, understandable information. She will also offer suggestions on what patients can do to ensure they get the facts they need to make informed decisions for themselves and family members.

Do you have a question about health literacy? Send us your question via Twitter @MPTNews #yourhealth. Then watch Direct Connection on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. to see if we use your question on the show.

Donna Jacobs

Senior Vice President of Government, Regulatory Affairs and Community Health
University of Maryland Medical System

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