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Can the 'Ice Bucket Challenge' Lead to Injury?

Can the 'Ice Bucket Challenge' Lead to Injury? | Health Communication | Scoop.it

The "Ice Bucket Challenge" is the newest viral stunt to hit the Internet, but despite its altruistic goals, it can potentially do more harm than good.

Viral challenges like this one all have a similar formula: Someone challenges you via social media to perform a stunt, you record video of yourself doing the challenge, and then you challenge three more people to follow suit. As Chicago's WBBM-TV reports, the "Ice Bucket Challenge" involves dumping ice water over your head and donating either $10 or $100 to research for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The ALS Association has garnered more than $9 million in "Ice Bucket Challenge" donations so far.

But can an "Ice Bucket Challenge" lead to a real injury?

 

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Time to Act: Investing in the Health of Our Children and Communities

Time to Act: Investing in the Health of Our Children and Communities | Health Communication | Scoop.it
Recommendations from the RWJF Commission to Build a Healthier America, released on January 13, 2014.
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Could health care insurance companies help subsidize an iWatch?

Could health care insurance companies help subsidize an iWatch? | Health Communication | Scoop.it
If Apple is indeed planning its own smart watch (the rumored iWatch) soon, its timing could be impeccable. According to ABI Research, close to 42 million wearable wireless sports, fitness and welln...
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'Rate Shock' Is An Essential Part Of Health Reform - Business Insider

'Rate Shock' Is An Essential Part Of Health Reform - Business Insider | Health Communication | Scoop.it
Obamacare replaces the thicket of subsidies and transfers that is the American health insurance system with a somewhat more sensible thicket.
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