Increase your knowledge of words, concepts, and issues related to your health care to make you a better consumer.

"Health Literacy" is the level of knowledge and understanding that an individual has pertaining to the human body, wellness, disease, medical testing, and working within the medical system.  It is the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.

The articles in this section will present various concepts, issues, words and phrases, or other health related ideas to help you learn more about how to best navigate our health care system, allowing you to become an educated and well-informed consumer of your own care.


Health Literacy

Females and Folic Acid

Folic acid for a healthy baby.

Health Literacy

Good to Know: Cholesterol

Take the confusion out of cholesterol

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Coaching and Counseling Services

Coaching and Counseling Services provides you with access to accurate health and lifestyle information, helping you to explore new behaviors and skills, and identifying useful campus and community resources.

MSU community members eligible for coaching and counseling services include faculty, staff, graduate assistants, retirees and the spouses/partners of members of these groups.

To schedule an appointment with Health4U you are not required to email us from your MSU email address; please email us from the email address you are most comfortable with. 

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Departmental Services

The goal of department based services is to provide work units and colleagues the opportunity to learn about health and wellness as a group activity or exploration.  

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