Waushara County Health News

Reading, Writing and Your Health

    Reading, writing and speaking are all abilities that the United States Department of Health and Human Services state are necessary to develop knowledge, complete one’s goals, and function on the job and in society. So, what does reading have to do with your health?  

    Reading can:

    •Give you a mental pick-me-up

    •Lower stress

    •Increase your understanding of information

    •Improve your memory

    Another benefit of reading is being able to understand basic health information to make appropriate health decisions.  

    In the health care setting, other factors that go along with be able to read are:

    •Communication skills of individuals and their Primary Care Provider

    •Understanding of health topics

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