Sedentary lifestyle and not caloric intake may be to blame for increased obesity in the US, according to a new analysis of data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). A study published in the American Journal of Medicine reveals that in the past 20 years there has been a ...
(Reuters) - A consumer advocacy group on Wednesday asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to add a safety warning on energy drinks because the caffeine-charged beverages have been linked to 17 deaths
With game-based learning students learn how to solve the problems in context. They understand how the equations they are solving fit into the world. The question, “Why do I need to know this?” is rendered obsolete. It is more than just subject matter, more than just content. There’s context. Students understand how integer partitions work within a system.
Big data analytics technology has been able to find patterns and pinpoint disease states more accurately than even the most highly-trained physicians.
The human brain may be nature’s finest computer, but artificial intelligences fed on big data are making a convincing challenge for the crown. In the realm of healthcare, natural language processing, associative intelligence, and machine learning are revolutionizing the way physicians make decisions and diagnose complex patients, significantly improving accuracy and catching deadly issues before symptoms even present themselves.
In this case study examining the impact of big data analytics on clinical decision making, Dr. Partho Sengupta, Director of Cardiac Ultrasound Research and Associate Professor of Medicine in Cardiology at the Mount Sinai Hospital, has used an associative memory engine from Saffron Technology to crunch enormous datasets for more accurate diagnoses.
Using 10,000 attributes collected from 90 metrics in six different locations of the heart, all produced by a single, one-second heartbeat, the analytics technology has been able to find patterns and pinpoint disease states more quickly and accurately than even the most highly-trained physicians.
What is curation anyway, and how can it be used as a tool for student and teacher learning? This essay will investigate what curation is and the different contexts it is used in. Why is it important; who are the curators, what motivates them and what makes a great curator? What processes and tools are used for curation and what digital literacies are required for successful curation? It will conclude with an investigation into ways teachers can use curation both with and for their students and as a tool for their own professional learning and a brief look at some curation tools.
1. Bagan, Myanmar 2. Zhangye Danxia Landform in Gansu, China 3. Li River, China 4. Meteora, Greece 5. Salar de Uyuni: One of the World’s Largest Mirrors, Bolivia 6. Tianzi Mountains, China 7. Santorini Island, Greece 8. Angkor Wat, Cambodia 9....
Stigma is a social mechanism by which individuals and groups are discredited; it reduces social status and creates ‘spoiled identities’ (Goffman, 1963). Stigma can operate at an individual and structural level; and be imposed externally or be self-perceived by individuals who apply negative stereotypes to themselves (Link & Phelan, 2001). In the field of substance use, debates around stigma tend to be divided between studies which assess the harms that stigma carries for health and identity, and an alternative body of work that ‘views stigma more benignly, as a form of social control’ (Room, 2005). We argue that if, as the second body of literature suggests, stigmatising measures are adopted widely in the substance use field their deleterious impact risks exacerbating substance use problems, particularly amongst the least well off. Furthermore, the strategy may impede the commitment to empowerment which has been fundamental to health promotion since the publication of the Ottawa Charter in 1986.
Health Literacy Consulting saves health professionals the time and expense of misunderstanding. Now, more than ever, patients and providers need to communicate in ways that are clear, simple, and understandable. This is not only a matter of good clinical care, but also required for accreditation and patient satisfaction. Health Literacy Consulting offers workshops, consultations, and writing and editing services that improve health care communication.