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Geomedicine

Making Health Data Do Something!

Bill Davenhall | Posted 07.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Bill Davenhall

Making sense out of all the health data out there is daunting -- even for the seasoned health data junkie. A new app for the iPad called Health Indicators now brings consumers one step closer to seeing health data about where they live using a "geomedicine" approach.

Geomedicine: What Your Street Address Can Tell Doctors About Your Health

Bill Davenhall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bill Davenhall

Accessing and using data that adds intelligence to the medical encounter should be the driving force behind modernizing our health information technology.

Is Your Local Water Supply Safe?

Bill Davenhall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bill Davenhall

Most of us who live in the U.S. don't give water quality a second thought -- but you might be surprised to learn how water quality varies from city to city.

Cancer Maps: The Power of Geomedicine at Work

Bill Davenhall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bill Davenhall

The linking of geography to personal health using interactive mapping technology fuels incredible curiosity about the possible harmful exposures around the places we live and work.

Environmental Health Watch: Are There Toxins in Your Home?

Bill Davenhall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bill Davenhall

Did you grow up in a house built before '78? This story is about how one State's progressive Community Affairs Department is linking geographical information to environmental health risk information.

Geography -- The Missing Vital Sign In Your Physician's Office

Bill Davenhall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bill Davenhall

You probably have your own stories about geomedicine -- unusual health symptoms that can't be explained, cancers that run in certain families or communities that don't have a genetic or lifestyle link.

Geomedicine: The Missing Link In Our Personal Health History

Bill Davenhall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bill Davenhall

As a good health-seeking consumer, we need to be better served by the great wealth of environmental health research that is available -- increasing the capacities of physicians to use this information.