Posts by Todd Vandenbark
The plastic sheeting no longer hangs from the ceiling, and visitors can see clearly into the new offices on the second floor. Once HVAC adjustments and the final inspection are completed, library faculty can finally move into new offices! While we have referred to this as a recent remodeling project, it actually began in the [...]
Discussion of health literacy in relation to patient-physician communication, encouraging healthy behavior, and the complexity of our healthcare system.
New interactive map showing health literacy levels across Canada.
Google’s Search Education site offers a matrix of lesson plans for learning to search effectively, with its accompanying pros and cons.
With little noticeable fanfare, Google recently made a change to its interface that has important implications for anyone with online content. Now when you search using Google, it looks at the terms in your search and identifies the things in it. Based on previous searches on your topic, the Google search engine may offer a new [...]
The number of strokes nationwide has decreased little in the last four years, and regional and socio-economic disparities are strong indicators of their continued prevalence, according to the CDC.
Recent poll found “Many Sick Americans Experience Significant Financial Problems and Report their Care is not Well-Managed”
As reported on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s site, Obesity is common, serious, and costly. More than one-third of adults (35.7%) and approximately 17% of children and adolescents are obese. To confront this epidemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is collaborating “with public health researchers and practitioners, partners, state [...]
Office furniture is now in place, and the spring remodeling project is moving steadily towards completion.
While raising ethical concerns, monitoring Twitter and other social media may anticipate disease outbreaks faster than traditional data-gathering methods.