Would you be more likely to look after your health better if important words were clearly explained to you in a commonly understood language?
Some of the most difficult words to remember are those relating to
health and illness. The medical profession uses language in a very
different way than I do. The manufacturers of medical products also use
language in ways I find strange.
Are there some medical terms we should all be required to know?
I have written about health in quite a few of my earlier blog posts, mostly in a cultural rather than a medical sense. Here are some links to a few of them:
Are you a patient patient?
About your mind
How to be delightfully surprising
Environment and genetics
Knowing your cohorts
Multiple identities and social media
In the list of my interests on my blogger profile, I have often included words that have a special medical meaning. Other words I use have a special meaning in the social sciences. But readers of blogs look at their screens and interpret words in a wide variety of ways, just as they interpret art - and even science - differently.
I write about health, illness, and language, in different ways on each of my blogs. Have you noticed those differences?
Many new beginnings
The road to recovery
A global inner peace index
At the seaside - part one
How do you prefer to address health through language? And how might improved communication create a healthier society?