We all have friends who are brilliant (e.g, can give you the dates of every World War, can explain nanotechnology, can transpose music instantly, etc), but when it comes to health issues, they don’t know what the difference is between an allergy and the flu. Nearly all of us have some problems with health literacy.
Health literacy is not only about reading. It’s about understanding difficult health terms and conditions. For example, health literacy plays a role in how well: