Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week – Ajah Criner, Central Arkansas – So. – Stephens, Ark.Criner took three first-place finishes at the UCA Spring Opener, winning the 100m (12.23), 200m (25.06) and 4x100m (47.76). Honorable Mention: Alex Eykelbosch, McNeese; Sprint Medley, Northwestern State; Sophie Daigle, Southeastern Louisiana. Honorable Mention: Alanna Arive, McNeese; Jakiriya Hunter, Northwestern State; Hannah Noble, Central Arkansas. FRISCO, Texas – Central Arkansas sophomore Ajah Criner and Southeastern Louisiana junior Alexia Stein are the Southland Conference Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Athletes of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots. UCA next heads to Memphis, Tenn., this weekend for the Rhodes College Invitational while Southeastern travels to UL Lafayette’s Louisiana Classics. Both competitions take place Friday and Saturday. Women’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week – Alexia Stein, Southeastern Louisiana – Jr. – Baldwin City, Kan.Stein captured gold in the discus with a school-record throw of 160-02.00 inches at McNeese’s Cowboy Relays. That mark leads the Southland by 11 feet this season. She was also 11th in the hammer throw with a distance of 141-00.0.
On the WebLegacy Health’s Clear initiative and information on an upcoming health literacy conferenceWhat a physician says and what a patient hears can be two different things, especially for those among the nearly half of the U.S. adult population with low health literacy.Health literacy is defined by the Institute of Medicine as the capacity to obtain, understand and process basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.Nothing — not age, income, employment status, education level or racial group — affects health status more than literacy skills, according to the National Patient Safety Foundation.“When patients don’t take their medications the way we think they are, things can get worse and sometimes quickly,” said Dr. Kelley Aurand, a family practitioner at Legacy Medical Group’s Fisher’s Landing clinic.Legacy Health is combating health illiteracy with a new campaign called Clear: Communication, Literacy and Education Achieve Results. The goal is to promote health literacy awareness and provide tools to help patients overcome literacy challenges.