This article is about how skin cancer rates in Scotland are at an all time high and explains how this has happened due to better prevention and scientific research that has made this possible. This article relates to what we have been doing in class because we have recently talked and have been taught about lifestyle diseases and skin cancer fits into this category. As a class we have looked at the signs and symptoms of skin cancer and also how to prevent skin cancer. In my opinion I believe this a good article because again it talks about the positives and the success that has come out of Scotland about the survival rates and it is much better than all of the negative talk that has been discussed and talked about for a very long time.
This article is about the HIV/Aids and provides us with a 30 year timeline showing us the milestones that scientists and doctors have discovered about the disease. The article relates to what we have been talking about in class because last term half of our booklet was about Aids and the symptoms, how it can affect the body, transmission, etc. In my opinion I believe that this is a great article because it talks about and explains the milestones and the good things that people have done towards preventing Aids. It's good to see a positive article relating to Aids for a change rather than the death rates of people dying from it in Africa.
November marks lung cancer awareness month, an important time to get people talking about the world’s biggest cancer killer. A closer look at the ever-changing patterns of smoking rates in the UK shows the success, and challenges, for lung cancer.
This article is about lung cancer awareness month and this article states the statistics and about deaths and smoking rates in the UK. This article is trying to raise awareness and to scare the smokers about lung cancer fatality rates. This article suggests that cancer researches are trying to minimise the death rates of lung cancer by promoting lung cancer awareness month. This article relates to what we have been doing in class because we have watched a clickview about lifestyle diseases and done numerous worksheets about lifestyle diseases including lung cancer. In my opinion I believe that this is a great article and effective in the way that it scares the target audience to make them be aware.
Binge drinking is a big cause of car crashes and road accidents. And a regular binge drinker is prone to develop liver problems and organ damage. But till now what nobody knew is that one single binge is quite harmful too.
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This article is about how one night can get you killed or hurt while binge drinking. It talks about how risky it can be and the dangers that there are such as car accidents and fights. In class we have talked about how binge drinking can not just effect you but it can effect others that you love or don't know. We have seen a click view documentary on this about how a few drinks can effect your reaction time and so on. We have also done worksheets in our booklets relating to this. I think that this is a good article for anyone to read and everyone should be aware that one night binge drinking can cause you harm.
This article is about how 400 or so kids were taken of the streets while in the possession and influence of alcohol and drugs. The things we have been doing in class such as worksheets, documentaries and class discussions relate to this article. It suggests that there are too many kids that take drugs and drink alcohol and how they don't know the effects that it could do to you. In my opinion I believe the laws should be much stricter in relation to underage drinking and taking drugs and there should be more education to explain all the bad effects that can come from it.
Let’s face it, existing and prospective patients use search engines for everything! Almost everyone performs extensive online research before making purchasing decisions. This makes online reputation management absolutely critical to physician practices. Some doctors believe there is a need to be active on social media to engage patients and respond to patient feedback. While there are some conversations occurring on social media that physicians would benefit from being involved in, my observation is that a majority of physician feedback is on the numerous ratings and review sites- far more than anything happening on social media. Sites like Healthgrades.com, Vitals.com, Ratemds.com, etc. are capturing the sentiments of patients more and more, and new sites are popping up every week. The growing number of rating sites and the strength of those sites in search engine rankings make it imperative to engage in reputation management.
Physicians can reap valuable benefits from managing their online reputation, including having a good understanding how they are perceived when someone searches their name online. Additional benefits include:
Obtaining New Patients – Either after searching for a new physician or researching options after they have selected the available physicians through their insurance plan, prospective patients are going to search online to see what patients are saying about that doctor. If they find negative reviews on several sites with a similar theme, then it is likely the prospect will keep searching. The difficult and frustrating aspect of the prospect seeing those negative reviews and choosing another physician is that most doctors will never know about. It is tough to quantify, but there is absolutely a financial impact to a negative online reputation due potential patient loss and even patient attrition. Prospects are more likely to choose you as a physician if they read several positive comments online. This is social proof that others have had a good experience and they can reasonably expect the same.
Customer Retention – How often do you think current patients Google a physician’s name just to get directions or a phone number? A Lot! When they perform this search for contact information, they will also see all of the ratings and review sites that rank highly for the physician name. If the reviews are negative, some patients will choose to look for a new physician. This is especially true if their own experiences with that physician were average or disappointing. By managing a physician’s online reputation, rejection from prospective patients and skepticism in existing patients can be reduced.
Reduces Fabricated Problems – Is it possible that a patient could read a negative review online which causes them to develop hypersensitivity and over analyze aspects of their office visit? Absolutely! This includes wait time, administrative and support staff, physician interaction, insurance reimbursement, etc. An negative online reputation that is not managed can prompt patients to take to the internet to share their negative reality even if it is not accurate or true. Managing the physician’s existing online reputation reduces undue scrutiny physicians face when patients begin looking for previously reported issues where they may not exist.
Maintain Brand Perception – If asked, there are few things more important to a physician than their reputation and brand, and understandably so. After all of those years of education and the work put into establishing a practice, it is infuriating to think that a handful of patients can so easily and significantly impact a physician’s good reputation. Unfortunately, this is exactly what is happening every day. Patients that had negative experiences several years ago are leaving reviews on multiple sites which creates an unfavorable online reputation. By monitoring and managing online reputations, this can be prevented or at least minimized.
Increased Revenue – The real impact of prospects and existing patients choosing another physician is revenue. The lost revenue is not just one visit, but multiple visits over many years of service. It is likely that once a patient is lost, that patient has been lost for life. The benefits of the relative small cost of online reputation management far outweigh the negative financial impact of lost patients from a negative reputation.
Online reputation management will increase in importance as search engine usage and internet usage continues to increase. The effects of not managing your online reputation are real and tangible. What are some of other benefits on online reputation management?
This article is about digital reputation and how it can affect you in both good and bad ways. It explains what the benefits are by gaining a good digital reputation. It relates to what we have been talking about in class because we have discussed as a class how having a bad digital reputation can affect people that are seeking for a good job and how companies that are trying to hire you look at your digital reputation. We have also completed a worksheet in our booklets from last term relating to our digital reputation. In my opinion I believe that this is a good article for companies that are hiring people because the person they are hiring might seem fine in the interview but by viewing their digital reputation you may find out that the person is lazy, does stupid things and would certainly not fit the job.
"As educators and administrators prepare for another school year, they're also getting ready to take a new stance against cyber bullying. In Texas, for example, a law comes into effect this school year that requires schools to have policies for dealing with cyber bullying that occurs on school property or at school events. In Kansas, the education department launched a new anti-bullying hot line last week to supplement a 2008 law that mandates that schools have cyber bullying policies."
This article is about how many states in the US are trying to stop and prevent cyber-bullying with stricter policies than as usual as this is a big issue currently in the US. This article relates to what we have been doing in class because we have learnt about internet-safety and how cyber-bullying can effect your digital reputation, which can affect things such as getting a job. In my opinion I believe that the US government all the other governments around the world can definitely do much better in trying to prevent cyber-bullying and I believe that stricter policies will not change the behaviours of bullies.
Young people speak out on HIV/AIDS The Borneo Post KUCHING: A group of young people decided to step out and speak out to the Kuching public about HIV/AIDS on National Asian and Pacific Islander (API) HIV/AIDS Awareness Day today.
Noah Butler's insight:
This article is about young people speaking out about HIV and aids on National HIV awareness day and stating the harm it can cause and how you should get checked. It relates to our theory classes because we have recently watched a documentary about young people talking about chlamydia and how you should get checked once a year if you are sexually active. We have done two quizzes in our booklets about sexual diseases and it relates to this article. In my opinion I think that its great that people spoke out about this on the awareness day explaining about HIV and the effects.
This article is about how the United Nations aren't happy with the laws and policies in regard to sex education and how they believe that learning about same sex marriage is wrong. In PDHPE theory lessons we have learnt about sex and how to have safe sex etc. I disagree with this article because I believe that every teenager should learn about sex and have the knowledge so they can protect themselves and know whats right and wrong.
Binge drinking affects one in 25 middle school children. May 12th, 2014. Four percent of Canadians aged 12 to 14 years old had consumed five or more drinks on at least one occasion in the preceding year, according to a new study from the ...
Noah Butler's insight:
This article is about the research of how many young people binge drink. It relates to what we have been learning in class because we have watched documentaries and have done worksheets on binge drinking as well as the alcohol brochure we did. In my opinion I think there is way too much binge drinking in the world especially the kids who binge drink.
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