Using Twitter to Counteract Hype (#Ebola) – Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of August 4, 2014)

From Wikimedia Commons: Ebola virions; Ebola virus particles In the last week, I don't think there has been a moment when the trending hashtags display on my Twitter page has NOT listed "Ebola." This is in part due to the attention resulting from two American healthcare providers having been infected with the Ebola virus while … Continue reading Using Twitter to Counteract Hype (#Ebola) – Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of August 4, 2014)

UM Plays a Part in National News Around #CerebralPalsySwagger — Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of June 9, 2014)

Cerebral Palsy Swagger: https://www.facebook.com/cerebralpalsyswagger It doesn't happen that often that a Twitter hashtag about health blows up into a national news story, and even less often that this will happen with an event hinged around the University of Michigan! Many thanks to my colleague Anna Schnitzer for bringing this to my attention, and please excuse … Continue reading UM Plays a Part in National News Around #CerebralPalsySwagger — Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of June 9, 2014)

Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): #HCSM, the One Stop Shop for Health News (Week of November 18, 2013)

Over a month since #MedX & the convo continues. Nice to see Patients remain at center of discussion. #hcsm pic.twitter.com/RxY2r9s9lt— Thomas M. Lee (@tmlfox) November 11, 2013 If I'm counting correctly, this will be the 70th post in the HOTW series. In honor of that milestone, I thought I'd profile #HCSM. #HCSM stands for Health … Continue reading Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): #HCSM, the One Stop Shop for Health News (Week of November 18, 2013)

July 11 is World Population Day

According to the World Bank's Health Nutrition and Population Data and Statistics, the world's total population in 1960 was 3,036,764,705.0.  In 2012, it was 7,046,368,812.5 and it is estimated to increase to over 9 billion by 2050. Today, the United Nations marks World Population Day.   All aspects of our the well-being are impacted by population growth - from child survival, … Continue reading July 11 is World Population Day

2013 World Health Statistics Now Available

Published by the World Health Organization (WHO), the latest edition of the World Health Statistics has just arrived and is available for download in full as well as section by section from the WHO report site.The report covers the compilation of statistics from the WHO’s 194 member states, and a summary of the progress made toward the Millennium Development … Continue reading 2013 World Health Statistics Now Available