Just the other day, the word concussion came up three separate times. News reports were abuzz with the latest on Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III’s concussion; a new documentary, Head Games by Director Steve James, exploring the consequences of head injuries among pro NFL players, was being promoted; and I overheard two women at [...]
Posts Tagged 'Health Information Materials'
by Alexa Montefiore
Category: Public Health
With about one week remaining until the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympics, media outlets across the world have been and will continue to cover the trials, athletes, uniforms, performers, and much more. But, from a public health and social marketing perspective, there’s another type of story that we need to ensure gets out there [...]
When you’re looking for health information, where do you turn? Do you make an appointment with your doctor? Ask friends and family? Consult WebMD?
A new survey from the National Research Corporation shows that more and more people are turning to online social networks like Facebook and YouTube for health information. In fact, 41% of the [...]
83 percent of Internet users have looked for health or medical information online, according to 2009 research from the Pew Internet & American Life Project. New research, released by Pew on Monday, shows that the use of cell phones to look up health or medical information is growing: 17 percent of American adults have used [...]
Last week, I attended an American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) conference in Denver, Colorado. As an exhibitor, I discussed materials needs with hundreds of physicians from all around the country. Although my various conversations were spread out over a number of different health conditions, there was one commonality in every exchange I had. The [...]