Monthly Archives: January 2011

Alzheimer’s and the Baby Boomers

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog.   “Generation Alzheimer’s: The Defining Disease of the Baby Boomers” http://www.alz.org/boomers/ (download report for free) The report highlights the tidal wave about to hit the baby boomers. For example, you may be … Continue reading

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Dieteary Guidelines Updated

http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/DGAs2010-PolicyDocument.htm Agriculture Secretary TomVilsack and Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius today announced the release of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the federal government’s evidence-based nutritional guidance to promote health, reduce the risk … Continue reading

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The Joy Of Stats: The Lady With A Data Visualisation

Earlier this week, I posted a great video produced as part of the Joy of Stats series  for Open Learn – free learning from the Open University   http://www.open.ac.uk/openlearn/body-mind.     I visited their web site this afternoon and discovered several other videos … Continue reading

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More About Healthy People 2020

“For 2020, Healthy People has a renewed focus on identifying, measuring, tracking, and reducing health disparities through a determinants of health approach. ” Learn more about what’s new with Healthy People 2020 Discover New Topic Areas Adolescent Health Blood Disorders … Continue reading

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World Health Graph Video: The BBC’s Joy of Stats

I discovered this video through a post on the HealthLiteracy Listserv.    “Two Hundred Countries, Two Hundred Year, Four Minutes” is very clever and fascinating.   ENJOY! 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes – Gapminder.org. Related Articles “The Joy of Stats … Continue reading

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4th Biennial Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit

This announcement was posted on the HealthLiteracy Listserv.   Registration is now open for the 4th Biennial Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit on April 12-13, 2011 in Madison, WI.  This event will feature Keynote Speaker Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, a … Continue reading

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Exercise and Physical Activity Campaign for Older Adults

The following information was posted on the BHIC Blog. http://go4life.niapublications.org/ Go4Life, an exercise and physical activity campaign from the National Institute on Aging at NIH, is designed to help you fit exercise and physical activity into your daily life. Motivating … Continue reading

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National Library of Medicine Celebrates 175 Years!

NLM Staff Pose for 175th Anniversary Photo http://bit.ly/hbwGNJ The National Library of Medicine marks its 175th anniversary this year. As part of the celebration, hundreds of workers recently formed the number 175 and posed for a commemorative photo. See the … Continue reading

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Summer Program in Health Disparities Research at the University of Michigan

Posted on the BHIC blog. http://www.michr.umich.edu/education/predoctoral/hdsummer This summer, Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR) att he University of Michigan is offering a paid intensive summer research experience for medical and dental students and graduate students in nursing, social … Continue reading

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Faith-Based Resources

Siobhan Champ Blackwell, creator of the BHIC Blog has gathered this list of resources.   Dictionary of Patients’ Spiritual & Cultural Values for Health Care Professionals http://bit.ly/efWg2G This Dictionary is a guide that is meant to describe beliefs and practices … Continue reading

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