March 10, 2010 Update: There have been some revisions to the bill since I wrote this post in August. More recent information is available here.
Can someone explain to me, or point me in the direction of a website that can explain to me, in a clear, 10-yr. could…
Mobile phones could be used to track peoples’ physical activity and other health factors, using data gathered from existing community groups to track performance against baseline standards for health, rewarding individuals and groups exhibiting healthy patterns, and changing our relationship with food, exercise, medicine, insurance and general health. That’s the bold vision of the future articulated by Dr. Brigitte Piniewski, Portland, Oregon-based Chief Medical Officer of PeaceHealth Laboratories, in a must-read interview on Mobile Health News this weekend.
The 1001 Fountains project in Cambodia aims to improve the health of rural populations with clean drinking water distributed by local micro-entrepreneurs.
In December 2010, the populations of more than 40 villages, including three orphanages, had access to clean drinking water for less than…
Pakistan is hit by dengue fever epidemic
The government in Pakistan’s eastern province of Punjab is struggling to control a growing dengue fever epidemic, officials say.
Recently, the Department of Health released a leaflet entitled “Working together for a stronger NHS” that emphasised the fact that 95% of people want more choice over their healthcare. Interesting, I thought. The data is from the British Social Attitudes 25th Report published January 2009….
Daily chart: Europe’s mental health. Over 38% of all Europeans, or 165m people, suffered from a mental disorder in 2010, according to a new study published this week. The most common condition is depression.
Thoughts from Mobile Health 2011
Stanford is a wonderful campus, a beautiful place at the nexus of technology. I saw one Tweet that said the campus smelled of honey and cash. I’d add Eucalyptus for good measure, but the place is special.
Mobile Health 2011 convened in this setting and was a…
Might as well throw some news into the mix since we are Newsweek. Today’s main event is another dissing of Obama’s health care plan. Things appear partisan, as always. The latest count: two judges appointed by Republican presidents have struck down the law or its main attribute, while two judges…
I work part time and go to school full time.
I gave up my dream school for community college for fear of the 4 year debt of $160,000.
I only went to my dream school one semester and still have $5,000 in student loans.
I don’t think my community college degree in history is going to help me at all in life.
I lose my low income health insurance in 6 months because I turn 21.
But because I only work 22 instead of 30 hours a week at my job, I cannot get their health insurance.
I am the only person in my house with a job, so I have to pay rent to my family to live here.
Because of my student loans, I save everything just to pay back school,
Therefore I have no car and haven’t driven in nearly 3-4 years.
I know my life could be alot worse, but I know it could also be alot better.
I am the 99%