Advances in modern medicine mean that Americans are living longer lives than ever before…but at what cost? Aging population growth — especially among those older than 85, who are most likely to require expensive long-term care, suffer disability or require assistance with daily activities — comes with serious financial consequences for aging Americans and their families.
MPH@GW, the online MPH offered through the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, created "The Cost of Aging in America" to explore some of the serious economic realities faced by aging individuals, caregivers, and health care professionals. Keep reading to learn more.
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Brought to you by MPH@GW, a Masters in Public Health By Emily Newhook on behalf of George Washington University's Public Health Online
The most dangerous phrase in the language is, "We've always done it that way".
— Grace Hopper
YouTube Excerpt: Each year nearly a million people in Europe suffer from a cardiac arrest. A mere 8% survives due to slow response times of emergency services. The ambulance-drone is capable of saving lives with an integrated defibrillator. The goal is to improve existing emergency infrastructure with a network of drones. This new type of drones can go over 100 km/h and reaches its destination within 1 minute, which increases chance of survival from 8% to 80%! This drone folds up and becomes a toolbox for all kind of emergency supplies. Future implementations will also serve other use cases such as drowning, diabetes, respiratory issues and traumas. Alec Momont website
In 2010, the poverty rate in the United States was 15 percent; in Washington, D.C., it was 19 percent. But inequality and poverty are just one part of the puzzle when it comes to the general state of public health in the District. From crime to chronic disease to substance abuse, the District of Columbia — and other major cities like it — must contend with many complicated issues that only stand to magnify one another.
The George Washington University’s online master of public health, MPH@GW, created an infographic, Health & Wellness in the District of Columbia, to demonstrate the full scope of public health in the city by looking at a variety of issues side by side. The graphic also intends to start a conversation within other communities by asking the question: When it comes to improving public health, are we really looking at the whole picture?
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By Emily Newhook on behalf of George Washington University's Public Health Online
Over the years, we have done a considerable amount of writing on office ergonomics and found that adjustable desks are traditionally overpriced. Furniture makers like Anthro and Martin Ziegler charge thousands of dollars for the added luxury of raising a slab of wood up and down a few inches. Fortunately for the price-conscious consumer, IKEA is entering the Sit/Stand desk market at a lower price point with the BEKANT starting at $489. Check out the video.
I have written several posts over the years about NUI Natural User Interface being the next great expedition in computing. When you can reach beyond the 2D limitations of your computer screen and interact with an application beyond the surface, computing will never be the same. This technology is already here but not quite ready for the commercial market. Occipital has taken a giant leap toward making NUI available to the public with Structure Sensor – a mobile hardware device that allows the capturing of objects in 3D. This alone can make shopping online for furniture, cars, boats, live animals, etc. an entirely new experience. Zillow should take note, as well, and start moving beyond still photos to showcase a home.
This story is such a wonderful mix of technology and humanity and connection that we simply have to share. It really is a simple equation. Kids learning English need to converse and the elderly just want someone to talk to. The power of online video is the solution. Grab a tissue and take a look.
Learn more about how this artist is single handedly helping to increase patient satisfaction.