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  • December 31, 2015 - Google - Year in Search 2010~2015

  • December 31, 2015 - Google - 2015

  • December 30, 2015 - 2011 - Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Christmas Eve in Sarajevo;Jingle Bells Techno - Synchronized Christmas Light Show to Music

  • December 29, 2015 - Train - Shake up Christmas; Wham's Last Christmas

    The Best Holiday Videos Ever! Yahoo.com

  • December 28, 2015 - Christmas Continues...

  • December 26, 2015 - Christmas Continues...

  • December 25, 2015 - The Digital Story of the Nativity


    Band Aid 30


    Band Aid 1984

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  • December 24, 2015 - Holdman Christmas Lights 2010 - Complete Show

  • December 23, 2015 - Best of Star Wars Music Christmas Lights Show 2014 - Featured on Great Christmas Light Fight!

  • December 22, 2015 - 6 BEST CHRISTMAS LIGHT DISPLAYS EVER!!!

  • December 21, 2015 - 2015 Johnson Family Dubstep Christmas Light Show

  • December 20, 2015 - Coldplay - Christmas Lights & Lily and the Snowman

  • December 19, 2015 - Mobile Etiquette: Cell Phone Use During the Most Recent Social Gathering

    Cell Phone Use During Recent Gathering
    Graphic source: http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/08/26/americans-views-on-mobile-etiquette/
  • December 18, 2015 - Mobile Etiquette: Reasons Given for Cell Phone Use by 18 - 29 Year Olds

    18-29 year old reasons for cell phone use
    Graphic source: http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/08/26/americans-views-on-mobile-etiquette/
  • December 17, 2015 - Mobile Etiquette: 18 - 29 Year Olds Approve Public Use the Most

    18 - 29 Year Olds Use of Cell Phones
    Graphic source: http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/08/26/americans-views-on-mobile-etiquette/
  • December 16, 2015 - Mobile Etiquette: Purposes for Using a Cell Phone While Out in Public

    Purposes for public Cell phone use
    Graphic source: http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/08/26/americans-views-on-mobile-etiquette/
  • December 15, 2015 - Mobile Etiquette: Cell Phone Use During a Social Gathering

    Social gathering cell phone use
    Graphic source: http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/08/26/americans-views-on-mobile-etiquette/
  • December 14, 2015 - Mobile Etiquette: When Is It OK to Use a Cell Phone in Public

    Public use of cell phone
    Graphic source: http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/08/26/americans-views-on-mobile-etiquette/
  • December 11, 2015 - What Do People Share on Social Media

    Social Media Shares
    Graphic source: http://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/top-10-business-blog
  • December 10, 2015 - What Makes for Great Digital Experience?

    Digital Experience
    Graphic source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/online/the-most-important-elements-of-the-digital-experience-per-uk-consumers-and-marketers-51817/attachment/econsultancysitecore-most-important-elements-of-digital-experience-in-uk-feb2015/
  • December 9, 2015 - What Makes For a Trustworthy Web site?

    Trustworthy Website
    Graphic source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/online/what-causes-consumers-to-lose-trust-in-digital-brands-58728/attachment/neustar-consumer-perceptions-trustworthy-websites-sept2015/

    See WHAT ERODES TRUST IN DIGITAL BRANDS?

  • December 8, 2015 - Staying Cognitively Healthy

    Cognitive Health
    Graphic source: Mayo Clinic
  • December 7, 2015 - Good Carbs: Eat More of These To Lose Weight

    Good Carbs
    Graphic source: http://www.smh.com.au/national/health/specific-fruits-and-vegetables-may-prevent-weight-gain-say-harvard-researchers-20150922-gjs9hq
  • December 4, 2015 - Bad Carbs: Eat Less of These to Lose Weight

    Bad Carbs
    Graphic source: http://www.smh.com.au/national/health/specific-fruits-and-vegetables-may-prevent-weight-gain-say-harvard-researchers-20150922-gjs9hq
  • December 3, 2015 - Where are we getting out calories from?

    Calorie sources
    Graphic created by bettycjung from http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/11/12/455074815/are-junk-food-habits-driving-obesity-a-tale-of-two-studies
  • December 2, 2015 - A Map of Gender Inequality

    Gender Inequality
    Graphic created by Betty C. Jung, from a Tableau map at https://public.tableau.com/profile/mckinsey.analytics#!/vizhome/MGIGenderParityandtheEconomyDashboards/MGIGenderParityandtheEconomy
  • December 1, 2015 - World AIDS Day

    World AIDS Day. December 1.

    November 24, 2015: "Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a new report that finds 1 in 4 gay and bisexual men; 1 in 5 people who inject drugs; and 1 in 200 heterosexually active adults are at substantial risk for HIV infection and could benefit from more information about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a daily pill for HIV prevention.

    PrEP is a highly effective prevention option that, when taken daily, can reduce the risk of sexually acquired HIV infection by more than 90 percent and by more than 70% among people who inject drugs.

    Key findings:

    • Approximately 25% of sexually active gay and bisexual men had substantial risks for HIV consistent with PrEP indications;
    • Nearly 20% of persons who inject drugs had substantial risks for HIV consistent with PrEP indications;
    • And less than 1% of heterosexuals had substantial risks for HIV consistent with PrEP indications."
    • Source: http://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/newsroom/2015/vital-signs-prep-press-release.html
  • November 30, 2015 - Prediabetes

    Prediabetes
    Graphic source:http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pubs/images/prediabetes-inforgraphic.jpg
  • November 27, 2015 - An Environmental Explanation for the Rise in Diabetes

    Diabetes and GMOS
    Graphic source: https://peperperspective.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/slide3.jpg
    Here is an interesting look at how environmental factors may be contributing to the rise in diabetes.
    • "In the USA glyphosate is the most widely used herbicide and about 250 million pounds are applied to U.S farms and even lawns every year. In addition, the common wheat harvest protocol in the United States is to drench the wheat fields with Roundup® several days prior to harvesting. This allow crops to dry down for an earlier, easier and bigger harvest (Swanson et al, 2014; Sarah, 2014). Glyphosate and the many other herbicides and pesticides are in our food, animal fodder and thus in the meat, clothing, water supply and even air. Almost all human and animal food now contains low levels of glyphosate and its inert but poisonous additional ingredients which may impact our health.
    • The increased application of glyphosate with the increase of chronic diseases over the last 35 years correlates highly (great than 0.9) and is highly significant for obesity (R=0.96), diabetes (R=0.98), end stage renal disease death (R=0.97), Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (R=0.94), death due to intestinal infection (R=0.97), autism in children (6-21 years) (R=0.99), deaths from senile dementia (R=0.99), and death from Alzheimer’s (R=0.93).
    • Source: Correlation between age-adjusted diabetes prevalence and glyphosate applications and percentage of US corn and soy crops that are genetically engineered. Reproduce with permission from: Swanson, N. L., Leu, A., Abrahamson, J., & Wallet, B. (2014). Genetically engineered crops, glyphosate and the deterioration of health in the United States of America. Journal of Organic Systems, 9(2), 6-37.
  • November 26, 2015 - Happy Thanksgiving

    Gozzi Turkeys 2012
    Photo: BCJung, Gozzi Farm Turkeys, CT (11/16/12)
    Gratitude
    Graphic source: http://comments.funmunch.com/gratitude-quotes-1.html
    Gratitude
    Graphic source: http://inspirationboost.com/category/all-quotes/attitude-quotes/page/2
  • November 25, 2015 - U.S. Diabetes 1958 - 2010

    US Diabetes stats
    Graphic source: http://static2.businessinsider.com/image/550af5736da8110b17b174aa-1050-709/screen%20shot%202015-03-19%20at%2012.08.53%20pm.png
  • November 24, 2015 - Hispanic Risk for Diabetes

    Risk for diabetes
    Graphic source: http://main.diabetes.org/dorg/images/infographics/hrc-hispanic_v2.gif
  • November 23, 2015 - Public Health Thank You Day

    2015 Public Health Thank You Day
    Graphic source: http://www.researchamerica.org/phtyd

    Gratitude is always a good thing because it helps us to keep Life in perspective. We take so many things for granted that we don't appreciate what we have until we don't have it anymore.

    I like Research!America's annual "Public Health Thank You Day" because it puts what is my greatest love, Public Health, on the forefront, even if it's just for one day a year.

    Here's a great video that shows the scope of Public Health.

    A re-posting of my 2009 blog entry: Here are some of things we can be thankful for, with many thanks to all the Public Health Professionals, at all levels of practice, who have dedicated their careers to protecting the Public's Health in a variety of ways...

    • Waking up this morning from clean bedding that is not contaminated by pathogens;
    • Using a bathroom so human waste is disposed of properly;
    • Being able to drink water from the faucet without getting some disease;
    • Being able to eat breakfast without getting some disease;
    • Dropping off your kids in schools knowing they won't get sick because everyone got their immunizations;
    • Driving to work and not being exposed to harmful emissions from motor vehicles;
    • Going to work and spending the day in an environment that won't make you sick;
    • Going to lunch and eating in a restaurant that's been inspected;
    • Going for a walk and not being exposed to second-hand smoke or rotting garbage;
    • Getting a haircut and knowing those cutting your hair have been licensed;
    • Going to see health care professionals and knowing they are competent because they are licensed to practice;
    • Going to any health care facility and knowing they are licensed;
    • Going to bed and feeling safe because disaster preparedness exists at every level of government.
  • November 21, 2015 - The Game: Harvard vs. Yale (New Haven, CT)

    November 21, 2015
    Photo by Betty C. Jung
  • November 20, 2015 - U.S. Diabetes, NHANES Data

    NHANES Diabetes
    Graphic source: http://www.lindau-nobel.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Diabetes-in-US-NHANES-kleiner.png
  • November 19, 2015 - U.S. Diabetes Snap Shot

    Diabetes Snapshot
    Graphic source: http://www.prizmmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/cdc_diabetes_statistics.png
  • November 18, 2015 - Global Projection for the Rise in Diabetes

    World Diabetes
    Graphic source: http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/files/2013/11/huq64v.gif
  • November 17, 2015 - U.S. Diabetes 1958 - 2010

    Diabetes in 3 countries
    Graphic source: http://images.enca.com/enca/styles/overlay_image_1280_or_1024/s3/WEB_PHOTO_DIABETES4_121114.jpg?itok=TNvgFDz7
  • November 16, 2015 - Global Diabetes Prevalence

    Global Diabetes Prevalence
    Graphic source: http://www.einstein.yu.edu/images/centers/global-health/global-diabetes-institute/global-diabetes-map.jpg
  • November 13, 2015 - Terrorists Attack Paris, France: Long Live Paris!

    Paris
    Graphic source: http://www.volunteerswmi.org/servlet/servlet.ImageServer?id=015A0000001fWB2IAM&oid=00DA0000000BVISMA4

  • November 12, 2015 - Deaths due to Diabetes for Those <60 years old

    Diabetes Deaths under 60 yo
    Graphic source: http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2013-11-14-death.png
  • November 11, 2015 - The global prevalence of diabetes in adult population in 2013

    2013 Diabetes statisticsGraphic adapted by bettycjung from http://healthintelligence.drupalgardens.com/content/prevalence-diabetes-world-2013
    Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disease that occurs when the human body is not able to produce enough of the hormone insulin or because cells do not respond to the insulin that is produced. High blood sugar produces symptoms of frequent urination, increased thirst and hunger.

    There are three main types of diabetes:

    • Type 1 diabetes results from the body's failure to produce insulin as a result of an auto-immune process with very sudden onset. People with this type of diabetes need insulin therapy to survive. This form was previously referred to as "insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus"
    • Type 2 diabetes results from insulin resistance, a condition in which cells fail to use insulin properly, sometimes combined with an absolute insulin deficiency. This form was previously referred to as “non insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus”. It can go unnoticed and undiagnosed for a long time. Those people affected are unaware of the long-term damage being caused by the disease.
    • Gestational diabetes occurs when pregnant women without a previous diagnosis of diabetes develop a high blood glucose level; it can lead to serious risks to the mothers and her infant and increase the risk for developing type 2 diabetes later in life.
    • Source: http://healthintelligence.drupalgardens.com/content/prevalence-diabetes-world-2013
  • November 10, 2015 - WHO 2012 Diabetes Statistics

    WHO hypertension statistics
    Graphic source: http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?newsid=42012#.UjzrZNK-o4Q
    In May 2012, WHO released "WHO’s World Health Statistics 2012" and the United Nations News Centre reported:
    • "...one in 10 suffers from diabetes.
    • "The number of people with...diabetes is drastically increasing in both developed and developing countries
    • In the case of diabetes, the global average prevalence is around 10 per cent, with up to one third of populations in some Pacific Island countries having this condition. Left untreated, diabetes can lead to cardiovascular disease, blindness and kidney failure."
    • Citation source: http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?newsid=42012#.UjzrZNK-o4Q
  • November 9, 2015 - The US Diabetes Belt

    Diabetes Belt
    Map source: http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/09/06/7-states-where-diabetes-prevalence-is-the-highest.aspx
    According to Motley Fool's "7 States Where Diabetes Prevalence Is the Highest":
    • According to CDC statistics, the seven states where the highest percentage of adults have been diagnosed with diabetes as of 2010 are:
      Mississippi (11.3%)
      Alabama (11.1%)
      West Virginia (10.7%)
      Louisiana (10.3%)
      Tennessee (10.2%)
      Oklahoma (10.1%)
      Kentucky (10.1%)
    • With the exception of Oklahoma, a number of counties in these aforementioned states, as well as in a handful of other adjoining states, make up what the CDC refers to as the "diabetes belt." Diabetes belt as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
    • This geographic outlay represents the area of the country where type 2 diabetes (the most common form of diabetes, which tends to occur later in life and accounts for over 90% of all diabetes cases) is the most prevalent. While there is no one specific cause of diabetes, the CDC does note that the diabetes belt has a higher rate of obesity and a lower rate of leisure-time physical activity compared to other areas in the United States.
    • Citation source: http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/09/06/7-states-where-diabetes-prevalence-is-the-highest.aspx
  • November 6, 2015 - Sleep Loss & Cardiovascular Disease & Diabetes

    Effects of Sleep Loss
    Graphic source: http://www.eurekalert.org/multimedia/pub/63607.php

    Sleep loss causes changes to the system that regulates our immune defence. Some of these changes appear to be long-term, and may contribute to the development of cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes.
    Credit: Vilma Aho / Univ. of Helsinki

    According to University of Helsinki researchers , in "New biological links between sleep deprivation and the immune system discovered"
    • "Population-level studies have indicated that insufficient sleep increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes. These diseases are known to be linked to inflammatory responses in the body.
    • "We compared the gene expression before and after the sleep deprivation period, and focused on the genes whose behaviour was most strongly altered," "The expression of many genes and gene pathways related to the functions of the immune system was increased during the sleep deprivation. There was an increase in activity of B cells which are responsible for producing antigens that contribute to the body's defensive reactions, but also to allergic reactions and asthma. This may explain the previous observations of increased asthmatic symptoms in a state of sleep deprivation."
    • The amount of certain interleukins, or signalling molecules which promote inflammation, increased, as did the amount of associated receptors such as Toll-like receptors (TLR). On the gene level, this was apparent in the higher-than-normal expression of the TLR4 gene after sleep loss. CRP level was also elevated, indicating inflammation.
    • These results corroborate the idea that sleep does not only impact brain function, but also interacts with our immune system and metabolism. Sleep loss causes changes to the system that regulates our immune defence. Some of these changes appear to be long-term, and may contribute to the development of diseases that have been linked to sleep deprivation in epidemiological research,"
    • Citation source: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-10/uoh-nbl102313.php

    For more information, see Sleep

  • November 5, 2015 - Diabetes Trends

    CDC Diabetes Trends
    Graphic source:http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/statistics/diabetes_slides.htm
  • November 4, 2015 - 382 Million Live with Diabetes (2013)

    2013 World Diabetes
    Graphic source: http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2013-11-14-peopleinworldwd.png
  • November 3, 2015 - CDC's Diabetes Report Card 2014 (Very good U.S. state statistics)

    2014 Diabetes Report Card
  • November 2, 2015 - November is National Diabetes Month

    November is Diabetes Awareness Month
    Graphic source: http://www.mrchouston.com/wp-content/uploads /2014/11/National-Diabetes-Month.jpg
    CDC Diabetes stats
    Graphic source: https://www.ohio.edu/diabetes/images/Diabetes-info.jpg

    For more information, see Diabetes Resources on the Internet

  • October 31, 2015 - Michael Jackson's Thriller

  • October 30, 2015 - What Internet Users Expect From a Website Experience?

    Website Experience Expectations
    Graphic source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/online/what-users-value-in-the-website-experience-hint-performance-44418/attachment/limelightnetworks-important-factors-website-experience-july2014/
  • October 29, 2015 - Education and Social Class

    US social class and education
    Graphic source: http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/social-mobility-memos/posts/2015/09/03-separation-upper-middle-class-reeves

    For more information, see The dangerous separation of the American upper middle class

  • October 28, 2015 - Average Real Household Income, by Social Class

    US social class, by income
    Graphic source: http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/social-mobility-memos/posts/2015/09/03-separation-upper-middle-class-reeves

      Legend:
    • Upper middle class (top 20 percent by family income)
    • Middle 'half' (the next two quintiles down, i.e. 40 percent)
    • Bottom 'half' (the bottom two quintiles, i.e. 40 percent)

    For more information, see The dangerous separation of the American upper middle class

  • October 27, 2015 - U.S. - What Social Class Do You Belong To?

    US social class
    Graphic source: http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/social-mobility-memos/posts/2015/09/03-separation-upper-middle-class-reeves

    For more information, see The dangerous separation of the American upper middle class

  • October 26, 2015 - Male Responses to Online Ads?

    Online male responses to ads
    Graphic source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/online/friday-research-wrap-9112015-58949/attachment/unruly-millennial-males-emotional-response-to-video-ads-sept2015/
  • October 23, 2015 - Ebola Survivor Health Issues

    Ebola Post-symptom Effects
    Graphic source: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/grim-snapshot-reveals-complex-health-issues-for-ebola-survivors-infographic/
  • October 22, 2015 - October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

    Bullying Awareness Month
    Graphic source: http://drvitelli.typepad.com/.a/6a00d834523c1e69e201bb08790b53970d-pi

    For more information, see October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

  • October 21, 2015 - Geographic Variations in U.S. Breast Cancer Rates

    Breast Cancer Rates
    Graphic source: http://gis.cancer.gov/overview/spatial_data_analysis.html
  • October 20, 2015 - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Breast Cancer Awareness Month
    Graphic source: http://s3.amazonaws.com/nbcf-production-assets/attachments/000/000/385/standard_hires/57e514ad84f3780932dff41d5c63ee2c
  • October 19, 2015 - October 19 - 23 is National Health Education Week

    National Health Education Week
    Graphic source: SOPHE E-mail
    Join the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) for this year's National Health Education Week's Celebrating Health Education – past, present and future

    For additional information, see SOPHE's National Health Education Week

  • October 18, 2015 - October 18 - 24 is International Infection Prevention Week

    Infection Prevention week
    Graphic source: https://stjosephhealthyactiveliving.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/iipw15_microsite_lgscroll_bugs_rev.jpg

    For more information, see Infectious Diseases Resources

  • October 16, 2015 - Ebola is Still a Public Health Problem

    August 2015 Ebola stats
    Graphic source: http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2015/08/ebola-graphics
  • October 15, 2015 - How a Woman's Attractiveness is Determined By Where She Lives

  • October 14, 2015 - Animated map shows what would happen to China if all the Earth's ice melted

  • October 13, 2015 - Demographics of Social Media Network Users, August 2015

    Social Media User Demographics, August 2015
    Graphic source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/online/demographics-of-social-networking-platform-users-58488/attachment/pew-demographics-social-media-users-aug2015/
  • October 12, 2015 - October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
    Graphic source: USA.gov 10/9/2015 E-mail

    For more information, see Domestic Violence Resources

  • October 9, 2015 - Who Is Not Online

    Who's not online
    Graphic source: http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/07/28/15-of-americans-dont-use-the-internet-who-are-they/

  • October 8, 2015 - Greetings from Ellis Island!

    Ellis Island
  • October 7, 2015 - Hackers' Five Favorite Network Attack Methods

    Hacker Favorite Attacks
    Graphic source: http://www.mcafee.com/us/resources/reports/rp-dissecting-top-5-network-methods-thiefs-perspective.pdf?utm_source=LinkedIn&utm_medium=Social
  • For more information see Dissecting the Top Five Network Attack Methods: A Thief’s Perspective.

  • October 6, 2015 - How Americans Use Twitter for News?

    Twitter News
    Graphic source: http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/08/19/how-do-americans-use-twitter-for-news/
  • October 5, 2015 - Social Media Use Frequency

    Social Media Use Frequency
    Graphic source: http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/08/19/the-demographics-of-social-media-users/
  • October 2, 2015 - Social Media Demographics: LinkedIn, Twitter

    LinkedIn Demographics
    Graphic source: http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/08/19/the-demographics-of-social-media-users/
    Twitter Demographics
    Graphic source: http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/08/19/the-demographics-of-social-media-users/
  • October 1, 2015 - Social Media Demographics: Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest

    Facebook Demographics
    Graphic source: http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/08/19/the-demographics-of-social-media-users/
    Instagram Demographics
    Graphic source: http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/08/19/the-demographics-of-social-media-users/
    Pinterest Demographics
    Graphic source: http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/08/19/the-demographics-of-social-media-users/
  • September 30, 2015 - August 2015 Mobile Social Media Use

    Social Media Usage
    Graphic source: http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/08/19/mobile-messaging-and-social-media-2015/
  • September 29, 2015 - World Heart Day — September 29, 2015

    World Heart Day
    Graphic source: http://www.hriuk.org/uploads/images/World%20heart%20day/WHD%20banner.jpg
    Are you young at heart? Find out: Heart Age* Predictor Using BMI
  • September 28, 2015 - Personality Traits of Successful Brands

    Successful Personality traits of success brands
    Graphic Source: http://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/why-people-leave-your-website

    For more information see: Why Brand Personality Matters: Aligning Your Brand to Cultural Drivers of Success

  • September 27, 2015 - Today: Supermoon Total Eclipse

    Supermoon eclipses are so rare they have happened just five times since 1900. The last one was in 1982 and if you miss the one on Sunday, Sept. 27, you'll have to wait for the next one which won't happen until 2033. (Video courtesy of NASA) (Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=7&v=s90PJHnftwc)

  • September 27, 2015 - National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day — September 27, 2015

    Estimates of New HIV Infections in the United States for the Most-Affected Subpopulations, 2010
    HIV Affected populations
    Graphic source: http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/group/msm/index.html

    For more information, see HIV Among Gay and Bisexual Men CDC.gov

  • September 25, 2015 - How U.S. students compare to International Students on Math & Science

    Us and International Students
    Graphic source: http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/08/10/5-facts-about-americas-students/
  • September 24, 2015 - U.S. Public Schools: The shift toward a majority-minority youth population

    Public School Demographics
    Graphic source: http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/08/10/5-facts-about-americas-students/
  • September 23, 2015 - Who Checks the Food Labels for GMOs?

    GMO demographics
    Graphic source: http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/08/11/amid-debate-over-labeling-gm-foods-most-americans-believe-theyre-unsafe/
  • September 22, 2015 - Are Genetically Modified Foods Safe?

    GMO demographics
    Graphic source: http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/08/11/amid-debate-over-labeling-gm-foods-most-americans-believe-theyre-unsafe/
  • September 21, 2015 - The Most and Least Meaningful Jobs

    Meaningful Jobs
    Graphic source: http://www.payscale.com/data-packages/most-and-least-meaningful-jobs
  • September 18, 2015 - Political Postings on Social Media

    PEW Politics
    Graphic source: http://www.journalism.org/2015/07/14/news-habits-on-facebook-and-twitter/pj_2015-07-14_twitter-and-news_14-2/
  • September 17, 2015 - Age Difference in Following News on Social Media

    PEW Age Differences
    Graphic source: http://www.journalism.org/2015/07/14/news-habits-on-facebook-and-twitter/
  • September 16, 2015 - Gender Differences in Following News on Social Media

    PEW Gender Differences
    Graphic source: http://www.journalism.org/2015/07/14/the-evolving-role-of-news-on-twitter-and-facebook/pj_2015-07-14_twitter-and-news_09/
  • September 15, 2015 - The News Topics Twitter and Facebook Users Favor

    PEW Twitter news
    Graphic Source: http://www.journalism.org/2015/07/14/the-evolving-role-of-news-on-twitter-and-facebook/pj_2015-07-14_twitter-and-news_08/
  • September 14, 2015 - Social Media News Demographics

    PEW Across Demographics
    Graphic source: http://www.journalism.org/2015/07/14/the-evolving-role-of-news-on-twitter-and-facebook/pj_2015-07-14_twitter-and-news_05/
  • September 11, 2015 - 14th Anniversary of 9/11/2001

    9/11 remembered - http://www.elbeco.com/September_11.aspx
    9/11 we will never forget

    Let us never forget all the innocent lives that were lost on that fateful day, and once again thank all the brave civil servants who died in the line duty. Many thanks to Suzanvitti.org for these wonderful graphics.

    See 9/11 Commission Records of Archives.gov

  • September 10, 2015 - July 2015 Was Way Too Hot!

    Hot July Comparisons
    Graphic source: http://www.mercurynews.com/drought/ci_28675828/july-was-earths-hottest-month-record-scientists-say
  • September 9, 2015 - Childhood Obesity is Associated with Many Poor Health Issues

    Medical problems of childhood obesity
    Graphic source: http://www.millenniumfamilypractice.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/content.jpg
  • September 8, 2015 - September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

    September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Health risks now and later. Join the conversation. Spread the word. Take action.
  • September 7, 2015 - September 7 - 13 is the 41st National Suicide Prevention Week

    Suicide Prevention Week
    Graphic source: http://www.suicidology.org/about-aas/national-suicide-prevention-week/profile-pictures
    Suicide
    Graphic source: http://www.suicidology.org/resources/infographics/diagnosable-mental-disorder
    Suicide Facebook
    Graphic source: http://www.suicidology.org/resources/infographics/facebook

    For more information, see Suicide Prevention Resources

  • September 4, 2015 - September is Go4Life Month - We Should Do More Strengthening Exercise!

    Go4lifemonth
    Graphic source: https://go4life.nia.nih.gov/partner

    Get Free Stuff to get started on working on your fitness goals!

  • September 3, 2015 - September is Go4Life Month - It's Important to Set Up a Routine if You Want to See Results!

    Go4lifemonth
    Graphic source: https://go4life.nia.nih.gov/partner

    Get Free Stuff to get started on working on your fitness goals!

  • September 2, 2015 - September is Go4Life Month - Aerobic Exercise is Important!

    Go4lifemonth
    Graphic source: https://go4life.nia.nih.gov/partner

    Get Free Stuff to get started on working on your fitness goals!

  • September 1, 2015 - September is Go4Life Month!

    Go4lifemonth
    Graphic source: https://go4life.nia.nih.gov/partner

    Get Free Stuff to get started on working on your fitness goals!

  • August 31, 2015 - The Cost of College Textbooks, by Major

    Textbook Prices
    Graphic source: http://priceonomics.com/which-major-has-the-most-expensive-textbooks/

    For more information, see Which Major Has the Most Expensive Textbooks?

  • August 28, 2015 - July 2015 was the Hottest Month, ever!

    Hottest July Ever
    Graphic source: http://www.mercurynews.com/drought/ci_28675828/july-was-earths-hottest-month-record-scientists-say
  • August 27, 2015 - Ashley Madison Leaked U.S. States Data

    Cheating hearts, by state
    Graphic source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3206581/Nobody-watching-no-security-Hackers-Ashley-Madison-leak-reveal-thousands-users-naked-photos-explicit-chats-publish-batch-files.html

  • August 26, 2015 - Mapped Ashley Madison Leaked International Cheating Data

    Cheaters Around the World
    Graphic source: http://qz.com/484474/mapped-a-world-of-infidelity-according-to-ashley-madison/

  • August 25, 2015 - www.bettycjung.net is now 16 Years Old!

    16 years and counting, thanks for visiting over the years!

    Happy 16th birthday!
    Graphic Source: http://www.happybirthday-cards.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/16st-Birthday-6.jpg">
    It is hard to believe that it has been 16 years since I published the first webpages that turned into this Web site. Many thanks to the thousands of visitors who contributed millions of hits during the past 15 years, and for all the nice comments along the way. I will continue to strive to make this Web site a worthwhile place to spend your time and find credible public health and health information. Thank you so much!

  • August 24, 2015 - August 24 - 28, 2015 is Contact Lens Week!

    Contact Lens Week
    Graphic source: http://www.cdc.gov/contactlenses/infographic-one-pair-of-eyes.html

  • August 21, 2015 - One-in-Ten U.S. Adults Get News on Twitter, While About Four-in-Ten Get News on Facebook

    PEW Twitter vs. Facebook News
    Graphic source: http://www.journalism.org/2015/07/14/the-evolving-role-of-news-on-twitter-and-facebook/pj_2015-07-14_twitter-and-news_03/
  • August 20, 2015 - Heath Care Data Breaches

    Healthcare Data Breaches
    Graphic source: https://netizencorp.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/healthcare_data_breaches.jpg

  • August 19, 2015 - What Happens to Stolen Data

    What Happens to Stolen Data
    Graphic source: http://www.viralglobalnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/President-Obama-Executive-Order-for-Microchips-in-Government-Credit-Cards-graph.jpg
  • August 18, 2015 - How Many Chinas Does It Take to Support China?

    Earth Overshoot Day
    Graphic source: http://www.newsweek.com/earth-overshoot-day-we-just-entered-red-362775
    "Global Footprint Network calculates the date of Earth Overshoot Day using 6,000 data points per country for roughly 200 countries, and then aggregates that data into a single figure. (Each country, then, also has its own overshoot day—the United States’s, for example, was on July 14, meaning it uses the resources of 1.9 United States each calendar year. China uses the equivalent of 2.7 Chinas each year.)" (Source: http://www.newsweek.com/earth-overshoot-day-we-just-entered-red-362775)
  • August 17, 2015 - August 13, 2015 Was Earth Overshoot Day

    Earth Overshoot Day
    Graphic source: http://www.newsweek.com/earth-overshoot-day-we-just-entered-red-362775
    "As of August 13, humanity has used up all of the resources Earth is able to produce in one calendar year, and has produced more waste than Earth can absorb in that time, according to an organization that analyzed thousands of data points to come to that conclusion." (Source: http://www.newsweek.com/earth-overshoot-day-we-just-entered-red-362775)
  • August 14, 2015 - Phishing and Data Breaches (2013 Verizon Report)

    2013 Verizon Report
    Graphic source: http://threatsim.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/ThreatSim.Infographic.2013.DBIR_.Visualized.jpg
  • August 13, 2015 - Shocking Facts About Data Breaches (2012 Verizon Report)

    Data Breaches in Large Companies
    Graphic source: http://uc3.co/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/data-breach-700px.png
  • August 12, 2015 - World's Biggest Data Breaches

    World Biggest Data Breaches
    Graphic source: https://billatnapier.wordpress.com/2014/09/22/usernames-and-credit-card-details-shooting-fish-in-a-barrel/
  • August 11, 2015 - Causes of Data Breaches

    Data Breach Causes
    Graphic source: http://www.bloomberg.com/quicktake/content/uploads/sites/2/2014/07/internet-security-2.jpg

  • August 10, 2015 - NASA - Far Side of the Moon

    NASA - Far side of the Moon
    Graphic source: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/from-a-million-miles-away-nasa-camera-shows-moon-crossing-face-of-earth

    See From a Million Miles Away, NASA Camera Shows Moon Crossing Face of Earth August 5, 2015

  • August 7, 2015 - Tweets About Cecil the Lion's Death

    Video source:https://www.yahoo.com/tech/watch-what-cecil-the-lion-did-to-twitter-125442840269.html

  • August 6, 2015 - Halfway to Hell?

    Global warmingGraphic source: http://dailycaller.com/2015/07/31/science-magazine-were-halfway-to-global-warming-hell/
    According to New Scientist magazine:
    • "...the climate has warmed to the point where it’s now halfway towards what scientists claim is dangerous global warming.
    • “It’s the outcome the world wants to avoid, but we are already halfway there,”
    • “All but one of the main trackers of global surface temperature are now passing more than 1 °C of warming relative to the second half of the 19th century” which is halfway to the 2 degrees Celsius of warming the United Nations constitutes as dangerous warming.
    • ...the so-called “hiatus” in global warming could be over, meaning “this is just the start of a period of rapid warming.”
    • Citation source: http://dailycaller.com/2015/07/31/science-magazine-were-halfway-to-global-warming-hell/

  • August 5, 2015 - Additional Costs with Health Data Breaches

    Health Data breach costs
    Graphic source: http://blogs.absolute.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Medical_Data_Breach.jpg
  • August 4, 2015 - The Rise and Pervasiveness of Security Breaches

    The Rise and Pervasiveness of Security Breaches
    Graphic source: https://twitter.com/peterjmsimons/status/625021993897861124/photo/1
  • August 3, 2015 - The Biggest Computer Hack Attacks of the Last 5 Years

    Video source: https://www.yahoo.com/tech/the-biggest-computer-hack-attacks-of-the-last-5-125449860474.html

  • July 31, 2015 - Data Breach Costs

    Data breach costs
    Graphic source: http://blogwillis.zippykid.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Data-Breach-Cost.gif
  • July 30, 2015 - Verizon's Data Breach Investigations, 2014

    Data breach investigations
    Graphic source: http://www.infodocket.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/2014-04-22_14-06-09.jpeg

    For more information, see 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR)
    Executive Summary for 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR)

  • July 29, 2015 - Reasons Given for Data Breaches

    Data breach reasons
    Graphic source: http://twimgs.com/financetech/art/_w/01_2008/data-breach-chart.gif
  • July 28, 2015 - Health Data Breaches 2014-2015

    Health Data Breaches
    Graphic source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/katevinton/2015/07/17/4-5-million-ucla-health-patients-data-compromised-in-cyber-attack/
  • July 27, 2015 - Data Breaches by Industry, 2014

    Data breach types 2014
    Graphic source: http://data-protection.safenet-inc.com/files/2015/02/breach-level-index-infographic-2014-industry.jpg
  • July 24, 2015 - 2014 Quarter 2 Data Breaches

    2014 Q2 Data Breaches
    Graphic source: http://breachlevelindex.com/img/Breach-Level-Index-Infographic-Q22014.jpg
  • July 23, 2015 - Hidden Dangers of Data Breaches

    2013 Data breaches
    Graphic source: http://insights.wired.com/profiles/blogs/2013-the-year-of-the-breach-how-secure-is-your-data
  • July 22, 2015 - Data Breaches Growth & Trends

    Data breaches Trends
    Graphic source: http://i1-news.softpedia-static.com/images/news2/92-of-Data-Breaches-Are-Avoidable-Study-Finds-Infographic-2.jpg
  • July 21, 2015 - Largest Data Breaches in U.S. History

    Data breaches
    Graphic Source: http://blogs-images.forbes.com/niallmccarthy/files/2014/08/20140826_Data_Breaches.jpg
  • July 20, 2015 - 46th Anniversary - July 20, 1969

    Man on the Moon
    Graphic Source: http://justasmalltowngirlinabigcity.blogspot.com/ 2015_07_01_archive.html
    man on the moon stamp
    Graphic Source: http://nasa-appolo-11.blogspot.com/
  • July 17, 2015 - Using Social Media to Get the News

    Facebook and Twitter for news
    Graphic source: http://www.journalism.org/2015/07/14/news-use-on-facebook-and-twitter-is-on-the-rise/
    According to PEW's "The Evolving Role of News on Twitter and Facebook":
    • "On both Facebook and Twitter, more users are getting news than in the past. As of early 2015, 63% of Facebook and Twitter users get news on their respective sites. This is up substantially from 2013, when about half of each social network’s users (47% for Facebook and 52% for Twitter) reported getting news there."
    • Citation source: http://www.journalism.org/2015/07/14/the-evolving-role-of-news-on-twitter-and-facebook/
  • July 16, 2015 - Using Twitter to Get the Latest Breaking News

    Twitter and Facebook
    Graphic Source: http://www.journalism.org/2015/07/14/the-evolving-role-of-news-on-twitter-and-facebook/
    According to PEW's "The Evolving Role of News on Twitter and Facebook":
    • "The share of Americans for whom Twitter and Facebook serve as a source of news is continuing to rise. This rise comes primarily from more current users encountering news there rather than large increases in the user base overall.
    • ...users turn to each of these prominent social networks to fulfill different types of information needs.
    • ...clear majorities of Twitter (63%) and Facebook users (63%) now say each platform serves as a source for news about events and issues outside the realm of friends and family.
    • That share has increased substantially from 2013, when about half of users (52% of Twitter users, 47% of Facebook users) said they got news from the social platforms.
    • Although both social networks have the same portion of users getting news on these sites, there are significant differences in their potential news distribution strengths. The proportion of users who say they follow breaking news on Twitter, for example, is nearly twice as high as those who say they do so on Facebook (59% vs. 31%) – lending support, perhaps, to the view that Twitter’s great strength is providing as-it-happens coverage and commentary on live events."
    • Citation source: http://www.journalism.org/2015/07/14/the-evolving-role-of-news-on-twitter-and-facebook/
  • July 15, 2015 - How Distracted are you by your Cellphone?

    Smartphone checks
    Graphic source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Gallup-US-Smartphone-Check-Frequency-July2015.png
    According to "How Often Do US Smartphone Owners Check Their Devices?":
    • "Roughly half (52%) of US smartphone owners say they check their phone a few times an hour (41%) or every few minutes (11%),...to almost three-quarters (73%) of young (18-29) smartphone owners.
    • Besides the age skew, the survey also finds men slightly more likely than women to frequently check their smartphones, and iPhone users similarly slightly more likely than Android owners.
    • Overall, about 8 in 10 device owners surveyed said they keep their smartphone near them almost all the time during their waking hours."
    • Citation source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/online/how-often-do-us-smartphone-owners-check-their-devices-56866/
  • July 14, 2015 - Smartphone Ownership

    Smartphone Ownership
    Graphic source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Pew-Smartphone-Ownership-by-Demo-Apr2015.png
  • July 13, 2015 - Retirement Savings

    IRA Balances
    Graphic Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/one-chart-show-much-everyone-160904761.html

    For more information, see Individual Retirement Account Balances, Contributions, and Rollovers, 2013; With Longitudinal Results 2010–2013: The EBRI IRA Database Ebri.org

  • July 10, 2015 - U.S. Internet Access, by Demographic, 2000 - 2015

    Internet Access
    Graphic source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/online/internet-adoption-rates-by-demographic-2000-2015-56258/attachment/pew-internet-access-by-demo-2000-2015-jun2015/
  • July 9, 2015 - The Percent Share of Each Social Media Platform by Industry

    Social Media Links
    Graphic Source: http://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/social-media-homepages
    According to 6/20/2015's "New Data: Should You Include Social Media Icons on Your Homepage?" Report:
    • "Twitter and Facebook are the leading platforms by a significant percentage, followed by YouTube, Google+, and LinkedIn, with Pinterest and Instagram at the back of the line."
    • Citation source: http://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/social-media-homepages
  • July 8, 2015 - Percent Share by Industry

    Social Media Links
    Graphic Source: http://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/social-media-homepages
    According to 6/20/2015's "New Data: Should You Include Social Media Icons on Your Homepage?" Report:
    • "At 86%, Non-profits link to social media on their homepage more than any other industry. This is understandable considering low marketing budgets, people's propensity to share about causes, and the potential benefit to any story going viral. It’s for these same reasons that religious sites aren’t far behind, with 83% of homepages including social media links.
    • The industries at the bottom of any social media list are often the ones plagued by legal stipulations, small audience sizes or a minimal focus on social media marketing. While biotech, manufacturing, energy and B2B goods are understandably low due to these varying reasons, ecommerce and finance stand out."
    • Citation source: http://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/social-media-homepages
  • July 7, 2015 - Top Data Sources of Marketers

    Marketing Data
    Graphic Source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/online/marketers-top-data-types-influencing-future-strategy-56389/
    Marketers are interested in you! We constantly provide them with data either through purchases and our devices. Maybe we should shut down the data flow every now and then.

    See Marketers’ Top Data Types Influencing Future Strategy

  • July 6, 2015 - Consumer Behavior Data

    Marketing Data
    Graphic Source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/online/marketers-increasingly-relying-on-behavioral-research-to-influence-decisions-56354/
    See what marketers are looking at when they want to sell you something. Your behavior!

    See Marketers Increasingly Relying on Behavioral Research to Influence Decisions

  • July 4, 2015 - Happy Birthday, America!

    Happy 4th of July
    Graphic source: http://finkorswim.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/statue.jpg
    animated fireworks
    Graphic source: http://www.popsci.com/fireworks-bring-exhileration-joyand-air-pollution

  • July 3, 2015 - Can a computer assess personality?

    Computer and personality
    Graphic source: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/01/150112154456.htm

    Computers using digital footprints are better judges of personality than friends and family Sciencedaily.com 1/2015

  • July 2, 2015 - 40 Maps that Explain the Internet

    40 maps that explain the internet

  • July 1, 2015 - 40 maps that explain food in America

    40 maps that explain food in America


  • August 25, 2015 - www.bettycjung.net is now 16 Years Old!

    16 years and counting, thanks for visiting over the years!

    Happy 16th birthday!
    Graphic Source: http://www.happybirthday-cards.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/16st-Birthday-6.jpg">
    It is hard to believe that it has been 16 years since I published the first webpages that turned into this Web site. Many thanks to the thousands of visitors who contributed millions of hits during the past 15 years, and for all the nice comments along the way. I will continue to strive to make this Web site a worthwhile place to spend your time and find credible public health and health information. Thank you so much!

  • October 17, 2014 - October is Health Literacy Month

    Health Literacy Month
    Graphic source: http://www.healthliteracymonth.org/
    Be a Health Literacy Hero! I am!

    For Health Literacy Month, the Healthliteracymonth.org is accepting stories from any person who or organization that addresses health literacy in their work. There is a listing of those who have submitted their stories.

    Read my story of how I am teaching my students to be saavy about the health information that is found outline!

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