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Yesterday, I saw this graphic linked by Kevin Drum , purporting to show that the US hospitals are killing their patients in horrifying numbers: The thing set off huge alarm bells. Not because I think that it's impossible that US hospitals are dropping the ball on hospital acquired infections--indeed, my column next month, which is already at the printers, will be on antibiotic resistance. And hospital procedures like hand-washing play a huge role in the spread of resistant infection. But these numbers were wildly out-of-sync with the ones I'd seen. While some European nations have made really admirable progress on hospital acquired infections (the Netherlands, for example, seems to have virtually eliminated MRSA through strict isolation procedures), others are as bad or worse.
Monday, July 11, 2011 at 6:00AM Randy in Facebook, InfoNewt, Privacy, client, health, personal, research, social, social media, web For the Path of the Blue Eye Project , InfoNewt (my company) recently designed the infographic: What You Need To Know: Facebook, Privacy and Health . The group at the Path of the Blue Eye Project has done some fantastic, primary research about online users’ willingness and attitudes about sharing health information online, and specifically Facebook. The answer is overwhelmingly “NO”. If Facebook is so popular (Pew reports that 62% of Web users frequent sites like Facebook and MySpace), why are people shying away from sharing health content with others on the site? To answer this question, the Path of the Blue Eye Project commissioned a national survey designed to tease out some of the reasons why Americans are reluctant to exchange health information on Facebook.
You know it is true. According to the CDC, over 40 million Americans did not have health insurance during 2009. Obviously something has to change, but socialized medicine is not the answer. It is just one possible solution. Now that I have put myself in a political grey area, I will continue on with this topic.
While bacteria may seem to be low on the food chain of life, they play a significant role and are an ever present part of our daily lives. Students pursuing a Ph.D in specific fields such as biochemistry or cell and molecular biology require an intimate knowledge of such information in relevance to their studies as well as every day life. There are myriad strains of bacteria, and this infographic details pertinent as well as non-program specific data that is applicable cross-discipline. Liked by 3 People Show More <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
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In order to start the week off right, I thought I would share an infographic very appropriate for a Monday, one entitled “16 Things You Didn’t Know About Sleep.” As I write this I think about how amazing sleep is and of those mornings when sleep is just too appealing to pass up. As we all know sleep is essential to life. It is one of the activities we will spend a large amount of our life engaged in.