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Try both aleve 2pills bid with flexeril at hs.

As a health care professional you probably understand exactly what the doctor who sent this message was saying: Take 2 Aleve pills 2 times a day and take 1 Flexeril pill at bedtime.

But the patient who received it had no idea what the doctor was saying. Most people don’t.

Nearly one of every two U.S. adults has trouble understanding and using health information, including basic health information and yet their need to know is greater than ever because medical care has grown so complex.

The Minnesota Health Literacy Partnership is here to help.

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Updated: 8/27/2012