Posts Tagged 'Health Information Materials'

Heads Up about Concussions in Sports

Oct 25

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 […]

An Olympic Story…from a Public Health Point of View

Jul 19

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 […]

Why Google when you can Facebook?

Mar 07

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 […]

Health Searches Online: Google, Yahoo!, Mobile, and Apps

Oct 21

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 […]

Health Literacy and Patient Education Materials

Oct 07

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 […]