Category Archives: public health
This free lecture will teach about basic spine anatomy and proper posture. Learn how to keep your spine healthy (or get it healthy again!) while at work. Shawnee Haws received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Utah in 2005, and is a certified Pilates instructor and educator. Her current clinical practice includes [...]
Watch the video of a retrospective of The Cochrane Collaboration’s beginnings and achievements of the past two decades.
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has a collection of more than 17 million items and their new book, Hidden Treasure, showcases a collection of rare and surprising pieces found in the collection. Michael Sappol is the editor of this fascinating collection and a curator-historian at NLM. Among [...]
New interactive map showing health literacy levels across Canada.
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 [...]
While raising ethical concerns, monitoring Twitter and other social media may anticipate disease outbreaks faster than traditional data-gathering methods.
Low health literacy may predict likelihood of being uninsured, even when employed full-time with health insurance benefits. Knowing this poses significant challenges for policy makers and librarians alike as we move to implement the Affordable Care Act.
Found a concise definition of “health literacy,” and a thoughtful YouTube video as well.