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Predicting disease outbreaks using…Twitter?

While raising ethical concerns, monitoring Twitter and other social media may anticipate disease outbreaks faster than traditional data-gathering methods.

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Health literacy: simple definition, thoughtful implementation

Found a concise definition of “health literacy,” and a thoughtful YouTube video as well.

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Hurrying to the bottom: deteriorating ranking of U.S. health status

New study shows U.S. falling behind most developed countries in terms of improvements in health outcomes.

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Healthy kids, healthy communities

Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is helping dozens of communities across the country to reshape their environments to support healthy living and prevent childhood obesity. This video is the third in a series showcasing achievements in one community.

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“Go Viral to Improve Health” challenge for interdisciplinary teams

Challenge by Institute of Medicine and National Academy of Engineering to students: create an app that addresses the nation’s pressing health issues, and win prize money!

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When Information Literacy Informs Health Literacy

Discusses a notable example of a journalist going beyond the claims of a recently published study by a for-profit company to sort out what is valid from what will sell.

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