Category Archives: public health - p2
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.
New study shows U.S. falling behind most developed countries in terms of improvements in health outcomes.
Excellent heart-attack awareness program for women by the U.S. Dept. of H.H.S.