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  • September 15, 2017 - Cassini's Grand Finale

    Cassini Final Numbers
    Graphic source: http://www.space.com/36604-cassini-spacecraft-first-grand-finale-dive-saturn.html
  • April xxx, 2017 - Teens' Favorite Social Platform
    Social media and Teens
    Graphic source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/online/teens-favorite-social-platform-is-still-snapchat-76607/attachment/piperjaffray-teens-favorite-social-platform-apr2017/
  • April xxx, 2017 - Incredible Earth Pics From NASA!
  • March xxx, 2017 - Selected Significant Climate Anomalies December 2016
    December 2016 Climate Anomalies
    Graphic source:https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/summary-info/global/201612
  • March xxx, 2017 - Personal Location Data
    Personal location data
    Graphic source: http://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/digital-mckinsey/our-insights/big-data-the-next-frontier-for-innovation

  • March xxx, 2017 - Impact Exercise has on cancer
    Exercise and Cancer Risk
    Graphic source: http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/exercise-lowers-risk-these-13-cancer-types-n574776
  • March xxx, 2017 - Capturing a Portrait of Humanity's Home

  • March xxx, 2017 - Where Teens Get Their News From
    Teens News Sources
    Graphic source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/traditional/what-are-teens-primary-news-sources-75562/attachment/commonsensemedia-us-teens-news-sources-mar2017/
  • March xxx, 2017 - U.S. Financial Statistics, by Generation
    Financial Stats, by generation
    Graphic source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/traditional/these-financial-stats-show-why-brands-shouldnt-focus-too-much-on-millennials-75298/attachment/epsilon-financial-stats-us-adults-by-generation-mar2017/
  • February xxx, 2017 - Anatomical Illustrations of Steampunk Crab Machines

  • February xxx, 2017 - Anatomical Illustrations of Steampunk Crab Machines

  • February xxx, 2017 - TRAPPIST-1 solar system

  • February xxx, 2017 - “HAWAI'I VOLCANOES 8K”

  • February xxx, 2017 - Grand Teton

  • February xxx, 2017 - Prevalence of Obesity, 1990 - 2013

    Obesity Prevalence
    Map source: http://www.thelancet.com/pb/assets/raw/Lancet/stories/commissions/adolescent-health-2016/report_overview_george_presentation.pdf
  • February xxx, 2017 - Health Topics of Interest on Social Media

    Health topics on social media
    Graphic source: http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/12/28/health-issues-topped-the-list-of-scientific-studies-reaching-wide-audiences-in-2016/
  • February xxx, 2017 - Scientific Journal Sharing

    Scientific Topics on Twitter
    Graphic source: http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/12/28/health-issues-topped-the-list-of-scientific-studies-reaching-wide-audiences-in-2016/
  • February xxx, 2017 - What Types of News Are People Interested In?
    Types of online news interest
    Graphic source: http://www.journalism.org/2017/02/09/part-ii-characteristics-of-news-instances/
  • February xxx, 2017 - How People Get Their News Online

    social media to get to news
    Graphic source: http://www.journalism.org/2017/02/09/part-i-an-analysis-of-individuals-online-news-habits-over-the-course-of-one-week/
  • January xxx, 2017 - Google Maps: Hyperlapse Around the World

  • January xxx, 2017 - Selected Significant Climate Anomalies and Events in 2016

    2016 hottest
    Graphic source: https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/summary-info/global/201612
  • January xxx, 2017 - Important Online Trends Affecting User Experience
    Online trends
    Graphic source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/online/ai-iot-among-top-trends-seen-affecting-the-user-experience-over-the-next-5-years-74274/attachment/usertesting-most-important-future-ux-trends-feb2017/
  • January xxx, 2017 - Celestial Cat Meets Cosmic Lobster

  • January xxx, 2017 - Cassini and Saturn

  • January xxx, 2017 - When lava from Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano meets the ocean.

  • January xxx, 2017 - The Four Seasons

  • January xxx, 2017 - What does your Online Image say about you?

    Online Image Data Privacy
    Graphic source: http://c.s-microsoft.com/en-us/CMSImages/data_privacy_day_DPD_2012_Infographic.jpg
  • January xxx, 2017 - Social Media Represents One-Quarter of Adult Women’s Total Media Time
    alt="Time spent on social media">
    Graphic source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/online/social-media-represents-one-quarter-of-adult-womens-total-media-time-73699/attachment/nielsen-social-share-us-adults-media-time-jan2017/
  • January xxx, 2017 - GOES-16 Earth Images (NASA)

  • January xxx, 2017 - Majority of US Adults Live in Cell-Only Households
    Cell-only Households
    Graphic source http://www.marketingcharts.com/online/majority-of-us-adults-live-in-cell-only-households-73674/attachment/gfk-percentage-us-adults-in-cell-only-households-jan2017/
  • January xxx, 2017 - News Sources - how good are they?

    Trustworthiness
    Graphic source: http://www.zdnet.com/article/how-weaponized-social-media-is-crippling-democracy-and-why-were-helpless-to-stop-it/

  • January xxx, 2017 - La La La

  • January xxx, 2017 - Social Media Usage Frequency

    Social media usage frequency
    Graphic source:http://www.pewinternet.org/fact-sheets/social-media/
  • January xxx, 2017 - The Evolution of Technology Adoption and Usage

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    Graphic source:http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/01/12/evolution-of-technology/
  • January xxx, 2017 - Titan Touchdown

  • January xxx, 2017 - There's no place for lies on a resume

    Resume Lies
    Graphic source: http://www.clark.com/worst-resume-lies
    Seriousness of Resume Lies
    Graphic source: http://www.clark.com/worst-resume-lies
  • January xxx, 2017 - NASA | Massive Black Hole Shreds Passing Star

  •  Diabetes Health Effects
    Graphic source: https://storify.com/APHA/diabetes-month

    Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
    Graphic source: https://storify.com/APHA/diabetes-month

    A1c
    Graphic source: https://storify.com/APHA/diabetes-month

    A1c
    Graphic source: https://storify.com/APHA/diabetes-month

  • January xxx, 2017 - Most trusted professional: Nurses
    Professions and Ethics
    Graphic source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/traditional/very-few-americans-trust-advertising-practitioners-honesty-73267/attachment/gallup-honest-ethical-standards-professions-dec2016/
  • January xxx, 2017 - Demographics of Social Networking Platform Users (11/2016)

    Social media users
    Graphic source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/online/social-networking-platforms-user-demographics-update-2016-72531/attachment/pew-demographics-social-media-platform-users-nov2016/
  • January xxx, 2017 - U.S. Synthetic Opioid Overdose Deaths


    Graphic source: CDC
  • January xxx, 2017 - Opioid Deaths

    Opioid Overdoses
    Graphic source: CDC
  • January xxx, 2017 - Birth & Rebirth of a Data Breach

    Data Breach
    Graphic source: http://www.zdnet.com/article/phishing-remains-a-data-breach-weapon-of-choice-says-verizon/
  • January xxx, 2017 - How long it takes to get compromised from Phishing

    Phishing Attack
    Graphic source: http://www.zdnet.com/article/phishing-remains-a-data-breach-weapon-of-choice-says-verizon/
  • January xxx, 2017 - El Empleo

  • January xxx, 2017 - Indiana Jones Meets 'Akira' in a Wordless Animated Short

  • January xxx, 2017 - Information Overload - Education and Economic Differences

    Education and Economic Differences
    Graphic source: http://www.pewinternet.org/2016/12/07/people-generally-feel-good-about-their-abilities-to-deal-with-information-but-stresses-are-real-for-some-americans/
  • January xxx, 2017 - Information Overload - American Demographics

    Demographics of those who feel overloaded with information
    Graphic source: http://www.pewinternet.org/2016/12/07/worries-about-information-overload-are-not-widespread/
  • January xxx, 2017 - Information Overload - Now & 10 Years Ago

    Now and 10 years ago
    Graphic source: http://www.pewinternet.org/2016/12/07/information-overload/
  • January xxx, 2017 - “Versum AV '16 sketch”

  • January xxx, 2017 - NOCTILUCENT CLOUDS STORM 4K - July 12-14th 2016, Denmark

  • January xxx, 2017 - Mexico’s Popocatépetl volcano

  • January xxx, 2017 - Reasons for why research papers were retracted

    Retraction Reasons
    Graphic source: http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/6/11/e012047.full

    Why articles are retracted: a retrospective cross-sectional study of retraction notices at BioMed Central 11/2016

  • January xxx, 2017 - Handling Unwanted E-mails

    Unwanted E-mails
    Graphic source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/online/majority-of-consumers-will-take-action-on-unwanted-emails-72629/attachment/fluent-adults-response-to-unwanted-emails-nov2016/
  • January xxx, 2017 - 13% of Americans are not online - who are they?

    Not online
    Graphic source: http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/09/07/some-americans-dont-use-the-internet-who-are-they/
  • January xxx, 2017 - Over time, more and more Americans are going online

    Not online trend
    Graphic source: http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/09/07/some-americans-dont-use-the-internet-who-are-they/
  • January xxx, 2017 - Watch 25 Years of Arctic Sea Ice Disappear in 1 Minute

  • January xxx, 2017 - Arctic Climate Map

    Arctic Climate Map
    Map source: http://www.livescience.com/56935-north-pole-heats-up-36-degrees.html
  • January xxx, 2017 - One Hot Planet (11/17/2016)

    Global Warming
    Map source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/11/17/the-north-pole-is-an-insane-36-degrees-warmer-than-normal-as-winter-descends/
  • January xxx, 2017 - Global Warming Over Time

  • January xxx, 2017 - Heart Disease and Cancer Deaths, by Gender

    Heart and Cancer Deaths
    Graphic source: http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2016/16_0211.htm

  • January xxx, 2017 - Age-standardized death rates (ASDR) and the observed and predicted number of cancer and heart disease deaths from 1969 through 2020 for men and women combined

    Heart and Cancer Deaths, by gender
    Graphic source: http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2016/16_0211.htm

  • January xxx, 2017 - Demographics of Social Media Users

    Social Media Demographics
    Graphic source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/online/social-networking-platforms-user-demographics-update-2016-72531/attachment/pew-demographics-social-media-platform-users-nov2016/
  • January xxx, 2017 - Most Effective and Difficult SEO Tactics

    Content is king
    Graphic source:http://www.marketingcharts.com/online/relevant-content-considered-most-effective-seo-tactic-72413/attachment/ascend2-most-effective-difficult-seo-tactics-nov2016/

    • Search rankings studies have indicated that the impact of relevant content continues to grow, and a new survey [download page] from Ascend2 and its Research Partners finds that marketers largely agree. Some 57% of the 256 marketing influencers surveyed around the world rated relevant content creation as being among their most effective SEO tactics, topping the proportion feeling that way about keyword/phrase research (49%).
    • These top-2 tactics in effectiveness are unchanged from last year’s survey, though the gap between them has narrowed somewhat.
    • As with last year’s iteration of the survey, relevant content creation continues to be perceived as the most difficult SEO tactic, followed by external and internal linking. The easiest tactic to execute is meta description/tags, though this is seen as being among the most effective methods by few respondents to the survey.
    • On an encouraging note, marketers seem to have confidence in the effectiveness of their SEO strategies. Roughly 8 in 10 describe themselves as either very successful (34%) or somewhat successful (47%), and a similar proportion say that effectiveness is either increasing significantly (42%) or marginally (40%).
    • Perhaps they feel good about their content creation skills?
    • About the Data: The Ascend2 data is based on a survey of 256 marketing influencers around the world, three-quarters of whom come from companies with at least 50 employees and 64% of whom are primarily B2B (45%) or B2B and B2C equally (19%).
    • Source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/online/relevant-content-considered-most-effective-seo-tactic-72413/

  • January xxx, 2017 - Calcification Scores, Genetic Risk and Coronary Disease

    Calcification scores
    Graphic source: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1605086

    Calcification Scores are lower in those with a favorable #lifestyle for each genetic risk category

  • January xxx, 2017 - You can offset your genetic risk for coronary disease with a healthy lifestyle!

    Genes, Lifestyle and Coronary disease
    Graphic source: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1605086

    For more information, see Genetic Risk, Adherence to a Healthy Lifestyle, and Coronary Disease 11/2016

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  • - What is a Supermoon?

  • - The AuthaGraph Map of the World

    AuthaMap
    Map source: https://www.wired.com/2016/11/weird-globe-folding-map-isnt-perfect-close/
  • - Cancer-causing Viruses

    Cancer-causing viruses
    Graphic source: http://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/materials/5_viruses_508.pdf
  • - Seven substances added to 14th Report on Carcinogens - Five viruses, a chemical, and a metallic element listed in new HHS report.

    New Carcinogens
    Graphic: https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/seven-substances-added-14th-report-carcinogens
  • - Perceived Weight Loss Methods

    Weight Loss Methods
    Graphic source: http://www.norc.org/PDFs/ASMBS%20Obesity/Issue%20Brief%20B_ASMBS%20NORC%20Obesity%20Poll.pdf
  • - Perceived Barriers to Losing Weight

    Barriers to Weight Loss
    Graphic source: http://www.norc.org/PDFs/ASMBS%20Obesity/Issue%20Brief%20B_ASMBS%20NORC%20Obesity%20Poll.pdf

  • - Difference gender perceptions of what causes obesity

    Gender differences regarding obesity
    Graphic source: http://www.norc.org/PDFs/ASMBS%20Obesity/Issue%20Brief%20A_ASMBS%20NORC%20Obesity%20Poll.pdf
  • - U.S. Physical Inactivity, 2014

    Prevalence of self-reported physical inactivity among adults aged ≥50 years — Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2014

    Physical Inactivity, 2014
    Map source: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6536a3.htm

  • - U.S. Dietary Guidelines 2015 - 2020

    Dietary Guidelines 2015 - 2020

  • November 4, 2016 - Death Rates for Motor Vehicle Traffic Injury,* Suicide,† and Homicide§ Among Children and Adolescents aged 10–14 Years — United States, 1999–2014

    Death Rates for Motor Vehicle Traffic Injury,* Suicide,† and Homicide§ Among Children and Adolescents aged 10–14 Years — United States, 1999–2014

    Causes of death 10 - 14
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6543a8.htm?s_cid=mm6543a8_e

  • November 4, 2016 - U.S. Heroin and Opioid Deaths, 1999 - 2014

    Heroin and Opioid Deaths
    Graphic created by bcjung from source: http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/23/health/heroin-opioid-drug-overdose-deaths-visual-guide/
  • November 3, 2016 - U.S. Drug Deaths Surpasses Other Accidental Deaths, 1999 - 2014

    Drug Deaths
    Graphic created by bcjung from source: http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/23/health/heroin-opioid-drug-overdose-deaths-visual-guide/
  • November 2, 2016 - U.S. Drug Deaths 1999 - 2014

    Drug Deaths, by state
    Graphic created by bcjung from source: http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/23/health/heroin-opioid-drug-overdose-deaths-visual-guide/
  • ... x, 2016 - Ultraviolet Mars Reveals Cloud Formation

  • ... x, 2016 - U.S. Top 10 Fears

    Top 10 Fears 2016
    Graphic source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/10/161012160030.htm
  • ... x, 2016 - Fortune 500 Social Media Usage
    Fortune 500 Social Media usage
    Graphic source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/online/more-fortune-500-companies-have-an-active-instagram-account-than-a-public-facing-blog-72124/attachment/umassdartmouth-fortune500-social-use-oct2016/
  • ... x, 2016 - Website Loyalty Factors

    Website Loyalty Factors
    Graphic source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/online/heavy-internet-users-say-content-performance-drive-repeat-site-visits-71748/attachment/clutchbraveux-website-loyalty-factors-oct2016/
  • ... x, 2016 - Book Reading is Alive and Well

    Book Reading stats
    Graphic source: http://www.pewinternet.org/2016/09/01/book-reading-2016/
  • ... x, 2016 - Jupiter's Moon, Europa

  • ... x, 2016 - Data Breaches, by Industry

    Internet Job search
    Graphic source: http://www.zdnet.com/article/cybersecurity-predictions-for-2016-how-are-they-doing/
  • ... x, 2016 - Inustries Targeted for Cyberattacks

    Internet Job search
    Graphic source:http://www.zdnet.com/article/cybersecurity-predictions-for-2016-how-are-they-doing/
  • ... x, 2016 - Online Job Seeking, by Academic Preparation

    Internet Job search
    Graphic source: http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/11/19/1-the-internet-and-job-seeking/
  • ... x, 2016 - Demographics of Online Job Seekers

    Internet Job search
    Graphic source: http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/11/19/1-the-internet-and-job-seeking/
  • ... x, 2016 - Using Social Media for Employment Purposes

    Internet Job search
    Graphic source: http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/11/19/searching-for-work-in-the-digital-era/
  • ... x, 2016 - Digital Job Seeking Skills

    Internet Job search
    Graphic source: http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/11/19/searching-for-work-in-the-digital-era/
  • ... x, 2016 - Smartphone Job Seekers

    Internet Job search
    Graphic source: http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/11/19/searching-for-work-in-the-digital-era/
  • ... x, 2016 - Using the Internet to look for jobs

    Internet Job search
    Graphic source: http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/11/19/searching-for-work-in-the-digital-era/
  • ... x, 2016 - Digital Readiness and Personal Learning Patterns

    Digital Readiness and Personal Learning
    Graphic: http://www.pewinternet.org/2016/09/20/appendix-detail-on-digital-readiness-and-other-metrics-across-groups/
  • ... x, 2016 - Digital Readiness

    Digital Readiness
    Graphic source: http://www.pewinternet.org/2016/09/20/digital-readiness-gaps/
  • ... x, 2016 - Most Popular Content Marketing Products

    ContentMarektingProducts
    Graphic source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/online/blogs-videos-most-commonly-produced-content-marketing-types-70652/attachment/conductor-commonly-produced-content-types-b2b-b2c-sept2016/
  • ... x, 2016 - What is a Harvest Moon?

  • ... x, 2016 - Household Dust Chemicals

    Toxic Dust
    Graphic created from source: http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/14/health/toxic-chemicals-house-dust/
  • ... x, 2016 - Household Dust Chemicals

    Toxic dust
    Graphic source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/09/14/your-household-dust-probably-contains-these-chemicals/?utm_term=.d8b6d74264a9
  • ... x, 2016 - Hot August for 136 years

    August 136 years
    Graphic source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/blogs/earthmatters/2016/09/12/heres-how-the-warmest-august-in-136-years-looks-in-chart-form/?src=eoa-blogs
  • ... x, 2016 - Demographics of Book Readers

    Book Readers
    Graphic source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/traditional/who-reads-books-in-the-us-70503/attachment/pew-demographics-us-book-readers-sept2016/
  • ... x, 2016 - Is That an Enterprise? 2 Nebulas Look Like 'Star Trek' Vessels
  • ... x, 2016 - The Typical Millennial Age Range is Fairly Wide. Within It Are Varying Social Media Preferences.

    Millenial Social Media
    Graphic source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/online/the-typical-millennial-age-range-is-fairly-wide-within-it-are-varying-social-media-preferences-70275/attachment/fluent-millennials-most-used-social-network-aug2016/
  • ... x, 2016 - Why People Engage with Online Content

    Engaging with online content
    Graphic source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/online/what-motivates-consumers-to-engage-with-online-content-70543/attachment/aol-consumer-motivations-engaging-with-online-content-sept2016/

  • ... x, 2016 - The Exoplanet Next Door

  • ... x, 2016 - Arctic Sea Ice from March to August 2016

  • ... x, 2016 - Teens Favorite Social Media Platforms

    Teens Social Media
    Graphic source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/online/snapchat-cements-its-position-as-teens-favorite-social-network-71934/attachment/piperjaffray-teens-favorite-social-platform-oct2016/
  • ... x, 2016 - News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2016

    News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2016
    Graphic source: http://www.journalism.org/2016/05/26/news-use-across-social-media-platforms-2016/
  • ... x, 2016 - News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2016

    News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2016
    Graphic source: http://www.journalism.org/2016/05/26/news-use-across-social-media-platforms-2016/
  • ... x, 2016 - News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2016

    News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2016
    Graphic source: http://www.journalism.org/2016/05/26/news-use-across-social-media-platforms-2016/
  • ... x, 2016 - News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2016

    News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2016
    Graphic source: http://www.journalism.org/2016/05/26/news-use-across-social-media-platforms-2016/
  • ... x, 2016 - News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2016

    News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2016
    Graphic source: http://www.journalism.org/2016/05/26/news-use-across-social-media-platforms-2016/
  • ... x, 2016 - Effects of Technology on Society

    Technology Effects
    Graphic source:http://www.pewinternet.org/2016/07/26/public-sees-science-and-technology-as-net-positives-for-society/

  • ... x, 2016 - Human Enhancement - The future of gene editing

    Gene Editing
    Graphic source: http://www.pewinternet.org/2016/07/26/u-s-public-opinion-on-the-future-use-of-gene-editing/

  • ... x, 2016 - Human Enhancement - How Men and Women Think of These Technologies

    Human Enhancement
    Graphic source: http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/07/26/key-findings-on-how-americans-view-new-technologies-that-could-enhance-human-abilities/

  • ... x, 2016 - Human Enhancement - Is Extreme Change Appropriate Use of Technology

    Human Enhancement
    Graphic source: http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/07/26/key-findings-on-how-americans-view-new-technologies-that-could-enhance-human-abilities/

  • ... x, 2016 - Human Enhancement - What people want and don't want

    Human Enhancement
    Graphic source: http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/07/26/key-findings-on-how-americans-view-new-technologies-that-could-enhance-human-abilities/

  • ... x, 2016 - Human Enhancement - What Will and Won't Happen

    Human Enhancement
    Graphic source: http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/07/26/key-findings-on-how-americans-view-new-technologies-that-could-enhance-human-abilities/

  • ... x, 2016 - Human Enhancement - Being Wary

    ENTER> Human Enhancement
    Graphic source: http://www.pewinternet.org/2016/07/26/u-s-public-wary-of-biomedical-technologies-to-enhance-human-abilities/

  • ... x, 2016 - Social Media Use, by Device

    Social Media Use
    Graphic source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/online/almost-1-in-5-americans-visit-company-pages-on-facebook-every-day-69544/attachment/temkingroup-us-adults-daily-social-media-usage-aug2016/

  • ... x, 2016 - Content Types That Work Best on Social Media

    Social media content types
    Graphic source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/online/visual-content-performs-best-on-social-media-marketers-say-69417/attachment/clutch-enterprise-marketers-top-performing-social-content-type-aug2016/

  • ... x, 2016 - Challenges to creating social media content

    Social media content creation
    Graphic source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/online/smbs-focus-on-creating-relevant-content-for-their-social-channels-69457/attachment/thealternativeboard-smbs-social-content-creation-aug2016/

  • ... x, 2016 - DNA Discoveries over 5 decades

    DNA Discoveries
    Graphic source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160802172614.htm

  • ... x, 2016 - What Adults Use Social Media For

    Adults and Social Media
    Graphic source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/online/heres-what-americans-say-they-most-commonly-post-about-on-social-media-69388/attachment/harrispoll-adults-social-content-posts-july2016/
  • More than 3 in 4 American adults engage in social media in some way, finds a report from The Harris Poll. The study indicates that of those engaged in social media, passive reacting or posts and content is the most common form of engagement, with far fewer mostly creating and posting original content. Still, users typically post about some areas more than others. Most commonly, adults post about their families, with about 1 in 3 saying they typically do so. Next up is humorous content such as memes, quizzes, lists and videos, with 3 in 10 typically posting such content. That fits with previous research indicating that humor is a key motivator of social sharing behavior. Meanwhile, adults are about as likely to post about pets (17%) as they are about kids, travel and food (each at 18%). Even in the run-up to the election, few (11%) profess to typically posting about politics, though. Unsurprisingly, these responses differ markedly by age and other demographic variables, as highlighted below: For youth (18-34), humorous content is most commonly shared (by 43%); The 35-44 bracket shares content about family the most, while also being more likely than other age groups to share about kids; Affluent Americans post about travel (26%) more commonly than other income groups; and Parents with kids under 18 in the household are more engaged with social media than those without kids in the household, and are equally or more likely to post about all the topics measured. Also as expected, the 18-34 age group is the most engaged with social media, as almost 9 in 10 engage in some way. This age group is also the most likely to be exposed to multiple ads on social media and to count those ads as an influence on their purchases, per MarketingCharts study data. Finally, a separate survey of Facebook users from Fractl indicates that men and women are equally likely to share funny videos or articles and news content. Results from the survey indicate that Millennials are the least likely to share political content and the most likely to share memes, with the opposite patterns true for Boomers. As for the buzz-worthy employee advocacy trend? Just 7% of respondents to the Harris Poll say they typically post about work, with this most common among 35-44-year-old females (15%). http://www.marketingcharts.com/online/heres-what-americans-say-they-most-commonly-post-about-on-social-media-69388/?utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_source=mc&utm_medium=thumbnail

  • ... x, 2016 - Analytic Skills In High Demand

    Desirable Analytic Skills
    Graphic source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/online/which-analytics-skills-are-in-the-highest-demand-69376/attachment/econsultancylynchpin-analytics-skills-highest-demand-jul2016/
  • ... x, 2016 - Earth Spin Through a Full Year in This Spectacular Time-Lapse Video

  • ... x, 2016 - College Education

    College Education and Jobs
    Graphic source: http://www.takepart.com/article/2016/07/05/heres-how-bad-job-market-dont-go-college
  • ... x, 2016 - College Education

    College education and jobs
  • ... x, 2016 - SPLOID is delicious brain candy


    Graphic source: http://sploid.gizmodo.com/fascinating-stop-motion-film-reveals-all-the-animation-1783725790
  • ... x, 2016 - U.S. Public and the Media

    New Media & the public
    Graphic source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/traditional/few-young-americans-very-satisfied-with-the-national-media-69003/attachment/pewknightfoundation-american-engagement-with-the-news-jul2016/
  • ... x, 2016 - Orion Nebula

  • ... x, 2016 - Orion Nebula

  • ... x, 2016 - Young Adults, 1975 vs. 2015

    Young Adults
    Graphic source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/traditional/how-the-socioeconomic-characteristics-of-young-adults-have-changed-in-the-past-40-years-68788/attachment/censusbureau-changing-characteristics-young-adults-jul2016/
    At the age of 30, more than 7 in 10 young adults were married, had a child, were not enrolled in school, and lived on their own. That was in 1975. Fast forward 40 years, and just 32% fit that picture, per a new analysis released by the US Census Bureau. Young adults (30-year-olds) are putting off marriage and kids at far greater rather than they did 40 years ago. Indeed, as of last year, 57% had ever married, down from 89% in 1975. Likewise, less than half (47%) were living with a child, down from about three-quarters (76%) in 1975. As of last year, 7 in 10 young adults (30-year-olds) lived on their own, according to the analysis, down from 90% in 1975. That follows an earlier assessment from the Pew Research Center, which revealed that for the first time on record, 18-34-year-olds are more likely to be living with a parent than having any other living arrangement. Financial concerns likely play a role. While 30-year-olds today are more likely to have at least a high school diploma (90% vs. 80%) and be in the labor force (81% vs. 71%), those advances haven’t translated into other socioeconomic aspects of life. Namely, only 55% have a moderate income (between 66% and 200% of the national median household income), a drop from 71% in 1975. And just 33% are homeowners, a steep decline from 56% some 40 years ago. Financial instability has also changed the mindset of young parents, particularly as student debt has weighed heavily on the young population. Data contained in a recent MarketingCharts study on youth and financial services indicates that as of last year, 74% of parents aged 30-34 with children expected to attend college have started saving for that goal. In 2007, only 58% of parents of that age had started saving for their children’s college expenses. Part of that motivation seems to be an increased desire to not burden their children with student debt: 48% of young parents plan to pay for all college costs, triple the share (16%) from the earlier study period. The findings are interesting in light of marketers’ strong focus on Millennials (of which there are many…). It’s worth keeping in mind that most of these youth are yet to “settle down,” at least in the traditional sense… As such, the attention paid to Millennials is likely more about capturing their loyalty (if that’s possible) rather than finding the highest-spending consumers. Topics: Demographics & Audiences, Education, Real Estate, Traditional, Youth & Gen X Source:How the Socioeconomic Characteristics of Young Adults Have Changed In the Past 40 Years http://www.marketingcharts.com/traditional/how-the-socioeconomic-characteristics-of-young-adults-have-changed-in-the-past-40-years-68788/
  • ... x, 2016 - Cell Phone Security Ratings

    Phone security
    Graphic source: http://www.zdnet.com/article/apple-winning-the-enterprise-security-race-samsung-makes-push/

  • ... x, 2016 - Average American Day, 2015

    2015 Average American Day
    Graphic source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/06/28/americans-are-watching-more-tv-and-working-less-new-federal-data-show/
  • ... x, 2016 - Generational Differences
    Millenials
    Graphic source: http://a.fastcompany.net/asset_files/-/2016/06/01/millenials.jpg
  • ... x, 2016 - Generational Differences

    Millenials
    Graphic source: http://c.fastcompany.net/asset_files/-/2016/06/01/millenials-peak.jpg

  • ... x, 2016 - Technological Spying That Should Creep You Out

    Personalization
    Graphic source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/traditional/which-in-store-personalization-tactics-are-creepy-and-which-are-cool-68576/attachment/richrelevance-creepy-or-cool-retail-personalization-tactics-jun2016/

  • ... x, 2016 - What is Middle Income?
    Middle Income
    Graphic source: http://www.cheatsheet.com/money-career/middle-class-jobs-gone-soon.html/
  • ... x, 2016 - Consumer Research Sources

    Consumer Result
    Graphic source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/traditional/millennials-rely-on-w-o-m-more-than-other-adults-when-researching-consumer-goods-68531/attachment/salesforce-consumer-goods-research-by-generation-june2016/
  • ... x, 2016 - Personal Savings Rate

    Savings Rate
    Graphic source: http://www.cheatsheet.com/money-career/retirement-reality-5-charts-you-need-to-see.html/2/
  • ... x, 2016 - Safeguarding Personal Data
    Safeguarding Personal Data
    Graphic source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/online/friday-research-wrap-61716-68440/attachment/gallup-trust-institutions-safeguard-personal-data-june2016/
  • ... x, 2016 - Content Types
    ContentTypes
    Graphic source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/online/content-marketing-research-reports-videospodcasts-said-effective-but-difficult-68494/attachment/ascend2-effective-difficult-content-types-june2016/
  • ... x, 2016 - What Mobile Apps Do People Use the Most?
    Most Used Apps
    Graphic source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/online/us-consumers-most-frequently-used-mobile-app-types-66713/attachment/deloitte-us-consumers-most-frequently-used-mobile-app-types-apr2016/
  • ... x, 2016 - Why Visual Content is so Important Online

    Importance of visuals
    Graphic source: http://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/visual-content-marketing-strategy
  • .... x, 2016 - Illustrations Can Get The Point Across Better

    Importance of illustrations
    Graphic source: http://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/visual-content-marketing-strategy
  • //// x, 2016 - Reasons for Sharing Content Online
    Why Share Content
    Graphic source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/online/why-do-consumers-share-content-online-63914/attachment/adobe-motivations-sharing-content-online-dec2015/
  • ... x, 2016 - Social Network Penetration Forecast, 2014 - 2020
    Social Platforms 2014-2020
    Graphic source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/online/us-social-network-penetration-forecast-65909/attachment/emarketer-social-platform-penetration-forecast-2014-2020-feb2016/
  • ... x, 2016 - Which Social Media Platform Get Their News From

    Social Media Platform for News
    Graphic source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/online/which-social-platforms-do-users-feel-are-best-for-keeping-up-with-the-news-65011/attachment/ipsos-best-social-platform-keeping-up-to-date-news-jan2016/
  • /// x, 2016 - Who Has The Most Credible Spokesperson?
    Credible Spokespeople
    Graphic source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/traditional/which-sectors-news-sources-and-spokespeople-do-consumers-trust-64994/attachment/edelman-credibility-of-company-spokespeople-jan2016/
  • .... xx, 2016 - Industrial Internet of Things: Lockheed Martin Cyber Kill Chain

    Cyber Kill Chain
    Graphic source: http://www.zdnet.com/article/how-hackers-attacked-ukraines-power-grid-implications-for-industrial-iot-security
  • //// xx, 2016 - Industrial Internet of Things: Operation Dust Storm

    Industrial Dust Storm
    Graphic source: http://www.zdnet.com/article/how-hackers-attacked-ukraines-power-grid-implications-for-industrial-iot-security
  • ... xx, 2016 - Industrial Internet of Things: Incident Vectors of Cyberterrorism

    IIoT Cyber-terrorism
    Graphic source: http://www.zdnet.com/article/how-hackers-attacked-ukraines-power-grid-implications-for-industrial-iot-security
  • /// xx, 2016 - Industrial Internet of Things: Sector Targets of Cyberterrorism

    IIoT Cyber-terrorism
    Graphic source: http://www.zdnet.com/article/how-hackers-attacked-ukraines-power-grid-implications-for-industrial-iot-security
  • /// x, 2016 - Dark Web Services

    Dark Web Services

    Dark Web Service
    Graphic source: http://www.zdnet.com/article/dark-web-trading-which-country-specializes-in-what/

  • .... x, 2016 - 15 YEARS OF TERROR | A time-lapse map

  • .. xxx, 2016 - What Matters Most to Patients

    What matters most
    Graphic created by bcjung from http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/health_systems_and_services/debunking_common_myths_about_healthcare_consumerism
  • .// xxx, 2016 - Data Breaches

    Databreaches
    Graphic source: http://www.gemalto.com/brochures-site/download-site/Documents/Gemalto_H1_2015_BLI_Report.pdf

    See the report 2015 First Half Review BREACH LEVEL INDEX

  • July xxx, 2016 - Targets of Hospital Hacking

    Hospital Hacking
    Graphic source: https://bobsullivan.net/cybercrime/worried-about-the-wrong-thing-hospital-hacks-show-privacy-hipaa-might-be-dangerous-to-our-health/
  • July xxx, 2016 - Confessions of an E-mail User

    Email users
    Graphic source: http://www.gfi.com/blog/survey-81-of-u-s-employees-check-their-work-mail-outside-work-hours/
  • May xxx, 2016 - Smartphone Share of Site Visits

    Smartphone Share
    Graphic source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/online/smartphone-share-of-site-visits-by-industry-in-2015-66634/attachment/adobe-smartphone-share-site-visits-by-industry-2015-v-2015-mar2016/

  • July xxx, 2016 - Biggest Online Time Wasters

    Online Time Wasters
    Graphic source: http://priceonomics.com/which-generation-is-most-distracted-by-their/

  • July xxx, 2016 - Daily Smartphone Usage, by Activity May 2016

    Smartphone App Consumption
    Graphic source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/online/time-spent-with-smartphone-apps-continues-to-rise-which-categories-are-benefiting-67952/attachment/nielsen-smartphone-app-audiences-and-consumption-may2016/

  • July xxx, 2016 - Daily Smartphone Usage, by Activity February 2016

    Smartphone use
    Graphic source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/online/which-activities-do-smartphone-owners-prioritize-on-their-devices-65242/attachment/gfk-daily-smartphone-use-by-activity-feb2016/

  • July xxx, 2016 - America's Growing Smartphone Addiction

    Smartphone Addiction
    Graphic source: https://www.statista.com/chart/3666/frequency-of-smartphone-usage/
  • July xxx, 2016 - Smartphone Ownership

    Smartphone Ownership
    Graphic source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/online/which-countries-have-the-highest-rates-of-smartphone-ownership-65946/attachment/pew-top-15-markets-by-smartphone-penetration-feb2016/
  • July xxx, 2016 - Impact of Technology in Everyday Life
    Tech Impact
    Graphic source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/online/americans-views-of-the-impact-of-technology-on-everyday-life-61130/attachment/harrispoll-impact-tech-everyday-life-nov2015/
  • July xx, 2016 - Changes in Device Ownership Over Time 5
    Changes in Device Ownership
    Graphic source:http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/10/29/technology-device-ownership-2015/
  • July xx, 2016 - Changes in Device Ownership Over Time 4
    Changes in Device Ownership
    Graphic source:http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/10/29/technology-device-ownership-2015/
  • July xxx, 2016 - Changes in Device Ownership Over Time 3
    Changes in Device Ownership
    Graphic source:http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/10/29/technology-device-ownership-2015/
  • July xxx, 2016 - Changes in Device Ownership Over Time 2
    Changes in Device Ownership
    Graphic source:http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/10/29/technology-device-ownership-2015/
  • July xx, 2016 - Changes in Device Ownership Over Time 1
    Changes in Device Ownership
    Graphic source:http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/10/29/technology-device-ownership-2015/
  • July xxx, 2016 - Changes in Device Ownership Over Time 0
    Changes in Device Ownership
    Graphic source:http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/10/29/technology-device-ownership-2015/
  • July xx, 2016 - Changes in Device Ownership Over Time 6
    Changes in Device Ownership
    Graphic source:http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/10/29/technology-device-ownership-2015/
  • July xxx, 2016 - Changes in Device Ownership Over Time
    Changes in Device Ownership
    Graphic source:http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/10/29/technology-device-ownership-2015/
  • July xxx, 2016 - The Personal Data We Give Away For Free

    Consumer Data
    Graphic source: http://www.cyberalert.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/FTC-Data-Brokers.jpg
  • July xxx, 2016 - Internet of Things Issues

    Internet of Things Issues
    Graphic source: http://www.zdnet.com/article/internet-of-things-finding-a-way-out-of-the-security-nightmare/
  • July xxx, 2016 - Losing Our Privacy with the Internet of Things

    Internet of Things
    Graphic source: http://www.zdnet.com/article/internet-of-things-big-security-worry-says-hp/
    According to "Home security systems insecure, says HP"
    • 10 of 10 systems allowed unrestricted account enumeration through cloud and mobile interfaces
    • An imperfect 10 systems had weak passwords, lacked an account lockout system and were vulnerable to account harvesting.
    • Seven of 10 systems had a security variance between their cloud interfaces and mobile apps.
    • One out of 10 mobile applications used Apple's Touch ID for authentication and only one system had two-factor authentication.
    • Seven of 10 systems make video streaming available to cloud and mobile interfaces. Those streams can be hacked from any place.
    • Of the seven systems with cameras, four gave access to additional users.
    • Source: http://www.zdnet.com/article/home-security-systems-insecure-says-hp/

    For more information, see Internet of things big security worry, says HP and Home security systems insecure, says HP

  • Julyx, 2016 - Privacy Issue: Strategies to be less visible online

    Becoming Less Visible
    Graphic source: http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/01/20/the-state-of-privacy-in-america/
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  • June 1, 2016 - Privacy Issue: Who to Avoid Being Avoid or Seen By

    Who to Avoid
    Graphic source: http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/01/20/the-state-of-privacy-in-america/

  • June, 2016 - Privacy Issue: Sensitive Data

    Sensitive Data
    Graphic source: http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/01/20/the-state-of-privacy-in-america/

  • June, 2016 - Privacy Issue: Personal Information Online

    Online Personal Info
    Graphic source: http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/01/20/the-state-of-privacy-in-america/

  • June, 2016 - What People Think About Online Dating Sites?

    Online Dating
    Graphic source: http://www.pewinternet.org/2016/02/11/15-percent-of-american-adults-have-used-online-dating-sites-or-mobile-dating-apps/

  • June, 2016 - Who Uses Online Dating Sites?

    Online Dating
    Graphic source: http://www.pewinternet.org/2016/02/11/15-percent-of-american-adults-have-used-online-dating-sites-or-mobile-dating-apps/
  • June, 2016 - Heterosexual Dating Trends

    Heterosexual Dating Trends
    Graphic source: http://priceonomics.com/online-dating-and-the-death-of-the-mixed/
  • June, 2016 - Texting Frequency

    Texting Frequency
    Graphic source: http://www.pewinternet.org/2012/03/19/communication-choices/

    For more information, see Communication Choices Pewinternet.org

  • June, 2016 - Texting Frequency

    Texting Frequency
    Graphic source: http://www.pewinternet.org/2012/03/19/what-teens-do-with-their-phones/

    For more information, see What teens do with their phones Pewinternet.org

  • June, 2016 - E-mail Response Time, by Age

    Email response time
    Graphic created by Betty C. Jung, from graphic at: http://www.today.com/health/waiting-email-why-it-takes-some-people-so-long-respond-t48796

    For more information about E-mails, see Evolution of Conversations in the Age of Email Overload 2015

  • June, 2016 - Social Media Posting Mistakes
    Social Media Mistakes
    Graphic source: http://www.cheatsheet.com/money-career/5-worst-types-of-people-on-social-media-are-you-one-of-them.html/?a=viewall
  • June, 2016 - Most Effective Social Media Postings

    Effective Social Media Postings
    Graphic source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/online/what-do-marketers-consider-the-most-effective-types-of-social-media-content-60280/attachment/ascend2-most-effective-social-media-post-types-oct2015/
  • June , 2016 - What Digital Content Do People Spend Their Time On?

    Digital Time Content
    Graphic source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/online/how-are-consumers-spending-their-time-online-66742/attachment/comscore-digital-time-by-content-category-apr2016/
  • June xxx, 2016 - Fortune 500 Favorite Social Media Platforms

    Social media use Fortune 500
    Graphic source:http://www.marketingcharts.com/online/fortune-500s-social-media-platform-use-in-2015-60605/attachment/umassdartmouth-fortune500-social-use-oct2015/
  • June xxx, 2016 - Social Media Usage Among American Youth 12-24

    Social Media Usage Among American Youth 12-24
    Graphic source:http://www.marketingcharts.com/online/youth-now-say-theyre-more-likely-to-use-snapchat-than-facebook-or-instagram-66647/attachment/edisontriton-social-media-use-among-youth-2014-2016-mar2016/
  • July xx, 2016 - Are You Middle Class?


    Graphic source: Frontline; pbs.org
  • July xx, 2016 - The hourly rate you need to afford a two-bedroom apartment in every state

    Hourly wage to afford an apartment
    Map source: https://bobsullivan.net/restless/heres-the-hourly-rate-you-need-to-afford-a-two-bedroom-apartment-in-every-state-hint-its-a-lot-more-than-7-25hr-or-15hr/
  • July 13, 2016 - Educational Attainment and Unemployment

    Educational Attainment
    Graphic source: http://www.cheatsheet.com/money-career/7-jobs-youll-never-get-without-a-masters-degree.html/?a=viewall
  • July xx, 2016 - Educational Attainment

    Educational Attainment
    Graphic source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/traditional/us-adults-educational-attainment-by-demographic-group-66696/attachment/census-us-adults-educational-attainment-apr2016/
  • July 11, 2016 - Chartbook on Healthy Living

    Healthy Living Chartbook
  • January - Teen Social Media Usage

    Teen Social Media Use
    Graphic source: http://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/instagram-stats
  • January - US Social Network Usage 2014 - 2020

    Predicting social media Use
    Graphic source: http://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/instagram-stats
  • January - Social Network Usage, 2012 - 2015

    Social Media Use
    Graphic source: http://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/instagram-stats
  • January - TOOL - Live Visual Set

  • January - A Gorgeous Animated Scultpure Reveals the Physics of Kung Fu

  • January - NASA’s 4K View of April 17, 2016 Solar Flare

  • January - Spectacular Auroras

  • January - VOID

  • January - Supernovas Herald Change

  • January - Supernova Remnant Dissected

  • January - Hyperlapse video captures Paris like you've never seen before

  • January - NASA's March 9, 2016 Total Eclipse

  • January - NASA's Saturn

  • January - Gigapixels of Andromeda [4K]

  • January - U.S. Utah's Zion National Park

  • LI> January 2016 - Sakurajima Volcano (2/5/2016)

  • January 2016 - Trident missile in action near Los Angeles

  • , 2015 - To Scale: The Solar System

  • , 2015 - Pluto

  • , 2016 - Measuring the Good Life

    Good Life Table
    Graphic source: http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/10/29/measuring-the-good-life-around-the-world/
  • , 2015 - What Employers are Looking For

    Skills employers are looking for
    Graphic source: http://lifehacker.com/the-top-5-job-skills-employers-are-looking-for-1718019990

  • , 2015 - The Sad History of Camera Production

    History of Cameras
    Graphic source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-04-30/twilight-of-the-one-hour-photo-shop-america-s-fastest-fading-business

  • , 2015 - The Randomness of Cancer

  • Is cancer random
    Graphic source: http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2015/01/simple-math-explains-why-you-may-or-may-not-get-cancer?rss=1http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2015/01/simple-math-explains-why-you-may-or-may-not-get-cancer?rss=1
    According to 1/3/2015's Sciencemag.org's "The simple math that explains why you may (or may not) get cancer":
    • "...most cancer cases are the result of biological bad luck.
    • Here’s how it works: Take the number of cells in an organ, identify what percentage of them are long-lived stem cells, and determine how many times the stem cells divide. With every division, there’s a risk of a cancer-causing mutation in a daughter cell.
    • Thus, Tomasetti and Vogelstein reasoned, the tissues that host the greatest number of stem cell divisions are those most vulnerable to cancer. When Tomasetti crunched the numbers and compared them with actual cancer statistics, he concluded that this theory explained two-thirds of all cancers.
    • Plotting the total number of stem cell divisions over a lifetime against the lifetime risk of cancer in 31 different organs revealed a correlation. As the number of divisions rose, so did risk.
    • Colon cancer, for example, is far more common than cancer of the duodenum, the first stretch of the small intestine. This is true even in those who carry a mutated gene that puts their entire intestine at risk. Tomasetti found that there are about 1012 stem cell divisions in the colon over a lifetime, compared with 1010 in the duodenum.
    • For Vogelstein, one major message is that cancer often cannot be prevented, and more resources should be funneled into catching it in its infancy. “These cancers are going to keep on coming,” he says.
    • Although the randomness of cancer might be frightening, those in the field see a positive side, too. The new framework stresses that “the average cancer patient … is just unlucky,” Clevers says. “It helps cancer patients to know” that the disease is not their fault."
    • Citation source: http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2015/01/simple-math-explains-why-you-may-or-may-not-get-cancer?rss=1
  • , 2014 - #1 Ingredient for a Happy Retirement

    The most important ingredient for a happy retirement is...

    Health for happy retirement
    Graphic source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ken-dychtwald/retirement-planning_b_5800234.html

    "Today's retirees tell us in no uncertain terms that the number-one ingredient for a happy retirement is, by no small margin, having your health. Sure, other things are important, like being financially secure and having a loving family and friends, but a new study reveals that health trumps all as the key factor to having a happy and satisfying retirement." (Huffington Post's 9/15/14 article,"Study Reveals The #1 Key To A Happy Retirement"; http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ken-dychtwald/retirement-planning_b_5800234.html)

    According to "Health and Retirement: Planning for the Great Unknown": "Health is the most important ingredient for a happy retirement, according to 81% of retirees. Meanwhile, paying for health care costs is Americans' greatest financial concern."

    • Key insights from the study also include:
      • The double threat of health challenges to retirement financial security
      • Five critical health care conversations couples and families should be having—but often aren't
      • Important enhancements to our health care system needed to prepare for an aging population
      • Four unique "Boomer HealthStyles," defining different approaches boomers are taking to managing their health and preparation for health care expenses (http://www.wealthmanagement.ml.com/wm/Pages/Age-wave-Survey.aspx)
  • , 2014 - US Population Breakdown

    Census Bureau, 2013 US Population
    Graphic source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/wp/traditional/so-how-many-millennials-are-there-in-the-us-anyway-30401/
    • 12-17: 25 million (7.9%)
    • 18-24: 31.5 million (10%)
    • 25-34: 42.8 million (13.6%)
    • 35-44: 40.5 million (12.8%)
    • 45-54: 43.8 million (13.8%)
    • 55-64: 39.3 million (12.4%)
    • 65+: 44.7 million (14.1%)
    Some other popular brackets:
    • 18-29: 53 million (16.8%)
    • 18-34: 74.3 million (23.5%)
    • 18-49: 135.9 million (43%)
    • 35-49: 65.7 million (20.8%)
    • 50-64: 61.9 million (19.6%)
    • 55+: 84 million (26.6%)

    As of 7/2013:

    • There were an estimated 67,347 centenarians (100+) in the US. More than 55,000 – or about 82% – of them were female.
    • The median age of an American last year was 37.6, inching up from 37.5 the prior year. Median age was higher among females (38.9) than males (36.2).
    • The number of Americans aged under 5 was fairly steady at just under 20 million, or 6.3% of the population.
    • The 65-and-older population grew by 3.6% year-over-year in 2013 to 44.6 million. The oldest Baby Boomers became Seniors.
    • The number of Americans aged 85 and older also grew, by roughly 3% between 2012 and 2013.
    • There were only 10 states where men outnumbered women. Alaska had the highest proportion of men (52.4%), while the District of Columbia had the highest proportion of women (52.6%).
    • Citation source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/wp/traditional/so-how-many-millennials-are-there-in-the-us-anyway-30401/

  • E-cigarettes map
    Map source: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BsRmuWaCYAAxuDo.png:large
    E-cigarettes banned
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  • May , 2014 - Global Tobacco Use Among Girls

    Global Tobacco Use Among Girls
    Graphic source: http://www.cdc.gov/features/dstobacco_use_girls/
    According to CDC's Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) (1999–2008) o students aged 13-15 years:
    • "Worldwide, 7% of girls surveyed smoke cigarettes and 8% use tobacco products other than cigarettes (such as pipes, waterpipes, smokeless tobacco, and bidis).
    • Cigarette use among girls is higher than 30% in 7 of the countries surveyed: Chile, Czech Republic, Latvia, Bulgaria, Papua New Guinea, Cook Islands, and Northern Mariana Islands.
    • In all regions, susceptibility to initiate smoking is higher than current smoking rates among girls. (i.e., although 7% of girls smoke, 19% of girls who never smoked reported they were susceptible to start smoking)."
    • Citation source: http://www.cdc.gov/features/dstobacco_use_girls/
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    E-cig banning
    Graphic Source: http://www.tableausoftware.com/public/gallery/e-cigarettes
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  • , 2014 - Time to Quit Smoking

    Time to Quit Smoking
  • , 2014 - Cold Turkey Works Best


    Graphic source: http://whyquit.com/studies/2012_Pierce_Table_1.jpg
    A 2013 Gallup Poll found that 92% of successful ex-smokers did not use the nicotine patch, gum, Zyban, Chantix or Champix, that most quit smoking cold turkey.
    • "Most current smokers in the U.S. would like to give up smoking. Perhaps as a testimony to their desire to quit, 85% of smokers say they have in fact tried to quit at least once in their lifetime, including 45% who have tried at least three times.
    • The finding that smokers have tried on average 3.6 times to quit smoking over their lifetimes -- only to return to their habit -- is more understandable in light of the fact that 72% of smokers claim that they are "addicted" to cigarettes.
    • The quarter of Americans who have successfully quit smoking, when asked to name the strategies or methods they used to quit, are most likely to attribute their success to just deciding to quit "cold turkey." Smaller percentages of reformed smokers name willpower, support from family and friends and prayer, use of the nicotine patch, ceasing to be around people who smoke, using chewing gum or candy, and using an electronic cigarette.
    • Fewer former smokers say they quit because of the expense of smoking, because smoking was a bad or disgusting habit, or because of their family and friends.
    • Smokers on average are engaging in a habit they wish they didn't have, and, in fact, the average smoker has attempted to quit at least three times in their lifetime. The difficulty in quitting is attested to by the fact that more than seven in 10 smokers say they are addicted to cigarettes.
    • The majority of former smokers say their concern for their health was the main factor that caused them to quit smoking. This is an important finding, but given that 91% of smokers already admit that smoking is harmful to smokers' health and 79% admit that smoking is a cause of lung cancer, it is clear that the specter of bad health, disease, and death has not been enough in and of itself to get smokers to stop."
    • Citation source: http://www.gallup.com/poll/163763/smokers-quit-tried-multiple-times.aspx
  • , 2014 - Ask & Act

    Ask and Act
    Graphic source: https://www.mafp.com/system/ckeditor_assets/pictures/185/content_askandact.jpg

    For more resources, go to American Academy of Family Physicians Ask and Act Tobacco Cessation Program

  • , 2014 - YouTube.com - Smoking & Tobacco Use - CDC Videos

  • , 2014 - A Guide to Quit Smoking Methods

    quit smoking methods
    Graphic Source: http://www.tobacco-cessation.org/resources/whatworks.html

    A Guide to Quit Smoking Methods PDF format

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  • , 2014 - Benefits of Quitting

    Benefits of quitting smoking
    Graphic Source: http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/ca/23/fd/ca23fd150f06314eadf32fe8829e090c.jpg
  • , 2014 - BeTobaccoFree.gov

  • , 2014 - The Sooner You Quit, The Better

    Benefits of quitting smoking
    Graphic Source: http://www.thelivingwine.com/blog/health-benefits-of-quitting-smoking-benefits-of-quitting-tobacco/
  • , 2014 - What are you waiting for?? Quit ASAP

    Quit early to get the most from quitting
    Graphic Source: http://thumbnails.visually.netdna-cdn.com/smokers-lose-a-full-decade-of-productive-healthy-life_522740f76799c_w587.png
  • , 2014 - A Mutli-prong Approach to Addressing Exposure to Tobacco Smoke

    Coalitions and tobacco
    Graphic source: http://www.prevent.org/data/images/history%20coalition.jpg
    I love this graphic that shows how important collaboration is to addressing the tobacco problem. Tobacco is an environmental problem because of health effects associated with second-hand and third-hand exposures. Collaboration among government entities at various levels, along with coalition building among advocacy groups make for a more effective approach.
  • , 2014 - Third-hand smoke just as deadly as first-hand smoke

    3rd hand smoke deadly as 1st hand smoke
    Graphic source:http://www.buzzle.com/articles/smoking/
    According to a University of California-Riverside report, "Third-hand smoke just as deadly as first-hand smoke":
    • "While first-hand smoke refers to the smoke inhaled by a smoker and second-hand smoke to the exhaled smoke and other substances emanating from the burning cigarette that can get inhaled by others, third-hand smoke is the second-hand smoke that gets left on the surfaces of objects, ages over time and becomes progressively more toxic.
    • Third-hand smoke is a potential health threat to children, spouses of smokers and workers in environments where smoking is, or has been, allowed. Contamination of the homes of smokers by third-hand smoke is high, both on surfaces and in dust, including children's bedrooms.
    • Re-emission of nicotine from contaminated indoor surfaces in these households can lead to nicotine exposure levels similar to that of smoking. Third-hand smoke, which contains strong carcinogens, has been found to persist in houses, apartments and hotel rooms after smokers move out.
    • (Mice studies have found:) In the liver, third-hand smoke was found to increase lipid levels and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, a precursor to cirrhosis and cancer and a potential contributor to cardiovascular disease.
    • In the lungs, third-hand smoke was found to simulate excess collagen production and high levels of inflammatory cytokines (small proteins involved in cell signaling), suggesting propensity for fibrosis with implications for inflammation-induced diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma.
    • In wounded skin, healing in mice exposed to third-hand smoke showed many characteristics of the kind of poor healing observed in human smokers who have gone through surgery."
    • Finally, in behavioral tests the mice exposed to third-hand smoke showed hyperactivity.
    • "More recently we have found that exposure to third-hand smoke results in changes that can lead to type II diabetes even when the person is not obese,"
    • Children in environments where smoking is, or has been allowed, are at significant risk for suffering from multiple short-term and longer health problems, many of which may not manifest fully until later in life."
    • Research has shown that children living with one or two adults who smoke in the home, where second- and third-hand smoke are abundant, are absent 40 percent more days from school due to illness than children who did not live with smokers."
    • Citation source: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140130190453.htm
  • , 2014 - Third-Hand Smoke

    Effects of smoking in a closed bedroom
    Graphic source: http://cancer.dartmouth.edu/focus/children_third_hand_smoke.html
    According Dartmouth-Hitchcock's Norris Cotton Cancer Center's "Protect Children from Third Hand Smoke Exposure" Studies have shown that when just one cigarette was smoked in a bedroom with the door closed, it took two hours for particulates in the air to return to below the threshold for harm. Figure: Ott et al. 2003. J. Air & Waste Manage. Assoc.
    • "What happens when second hand smoke collects on our clothes, or in the car seats, furniture, carpets, and even the wallboard that surround us? The contamination that persists after second hand smoke has dissipated is called third hand smoke (THS).
    • Researchers have identified significant amounts of toxins from third hand smoke in homes and cars of smokers even months after no smoking has occurred. Residual pollutants remain on surfaces and in dust; they re-emit as nicotine gas or as ultrafine particles; and they can collect in textiles and other materials to create a reservoir that emits gas over time. These pollutants can also react with other compounds in the environment, like ozone, to create secondary pollutants.
    • Even when parents understand the dangers of second hand smoke in the home, many think it is safe to smoke in a car if children aren't in it.
    • But smoking in the car creates an especially intense environment for third hand smoke exposure. The nicotine can combine with nitrous acid from exhaust to create cancer-causing tobacco-specific nitrosamines (TSNAs) that settle into the dust on the dashboard, seats, and carpets. And these TSNA's can be absorbed through the skin—when you open a glove compartment or dust off the dash with your hand."
    • Citation source: http://cancer.dartmouth.edu/focus/children_third_hand_smoke.html

  • , 2014 - Enacted Smoke-free Laws in the U.S., as of 2/2013

    Cost of smoking
    Graphic source: http://www.ncsl.org/portals/1/ImageLibrary/WebImages/Health/postcards/IndoorSmokepc.gif

    For updated information, see National Conference of State Legislatures - STATE SMOKE-FREE LAWS AND HEALTH

  • , 2014 - There is NO risk-free level of secondhand smoke exposure

    Hazards of 2nd Hand Smoke
    Graphic source: http://skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/10026/is-there-no-risk-free-level-of-second-hand-smoke
    Scientific assessments such as dose effect curves seek to evaluate the health risk associated to second-hand smoke exposure.
    • "The Surgeon General released a report in 2006 regarding the dangers of secondhand smoke (SHS). One of the claims in the report is:
    • There is NO risk-free level of secondhand smoke exposure, with even brief exposure adversely affecting the cardiovascular and respiratory system.
    • We know that secondhand smoke harms people's health, but many people assume that exposure to secondhand smoke in small doses does not do any significant damage to one's health. However, science has proven that there is NO risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke. Let me say that again: there is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke.
    • Breathing secondhand smoke for even a short time can damage cells and set the cancer process in motion. Brief exposure can have immediate harmful effects on blood and blood vessels, potentially increasing the risk of a heart attack. Secondhand smoke exposure can quickly irritate the lungs, or trigger an asthma attack. For some people, these rapid effects can be life-threatening. People who already have heart disease or respiratory conditions are at especially high risk."
    • Citation source: http://skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/10026/is-there-no-risk-free-level-of-second-hand-smoke

    So, there you have it. The entire environment needs to be smoke-free to reduce the health hazards associated with exposure to second-hand smoke!

  • , 2014 - The Cost of Second-Hand Smoke (SHS)

    Cost of smoking
    Graphic source: http://www.healthxchange.com.sg/News/Pages/thecostofsmoking.aspx
  • , 2014 - Health Effects of Second-Hand Smoke

    Hazards of 2nd Hand Smoke
    Graphic source:
    According to the CDC:

    "The harmful effects of smoking do not end with the smoker. An estimated 88 million nonsmoking Americans, including 54% of children aged 3–11 years, are exposed to secondhand smoke. Even brief exposure can be dangerous because nonsmokers inhale many of the same poisons in cigarette smoke as smokers.

    Secondhand smoke exposure causes serious disease and death, including heart disease and lung cancer in nonsmoking adults and sudden infant death syndrome, acute respiratory infections, ear problems, and more frequent and severe asthma attacks in children. Each year, primarily because of exposure to secondhand smoke, an estimated 3,000 nonsmoking Americans die of lung cancer, more than 46,000 die of heart disease, and about 150,000–300,000 children younger than 18 months have lower respiratory tract infections."

    Citation source:http://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/resources/publications/aag/osh.htm

  • , 2017 - Health Consequences of Secondhand Smoke

    Secondhand smoke
    Graphic source: https://cancercontrol.cancer.gov/brp/tcrb/monographs/21/docs/m21_complete.pdf
  • , 2014 - Impact of Second-Hand Smoke

    2nd hand smoke impact
    Graphic source: http://www.nysenate.gov/blogs/2013/mar/13/quitting-smoking-national-kick-butts-day-march-20th
    According to New York State Senator Liz Krueger's Blog:
    • "The tobacco industry spends $1.2 million every day across New York City and State marketing their deadly product. The more tobacco marketing kids see, the more likely they are to smoke. In fact, 90 percent of smokers begin smoking before age 18. In Manhattan alone, 4,000 public high school students smoke cigarettes; one-third will die prematurely as a direct result of smoking if they continue."
    • Citation source: http://www.nysenate.gov/blogs/2013/mar/13/quitting-smoking-national-kick-butts-day-march-20th
  • , 2014 - Second-Hand Smoke

    2nd hand smoke
    Graphic source: http://www.cdc.gov/datastatistics/archive/second-hand-smoke.html
    According to the CDC:
    • "An estimated 21% of all adults (45 million people) smoke cigarettes in the United States.
    • Secondhand smoke, also known as environmental tobacco smoke, is a complex mixture of gases and particles that include smoke from the burning cigarette, cigar, or pipe tip (sidestream smoke), and exhaled mainstream smoke.
    • Secondhand smoke contains at least 250 known toxic chemicals, including more than 50 that can cause cancer.2 Secondhand smoke causes heart disease and lung cancer in nonsmoking adults and a number of health conditions, including sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and respiratory infections, in children.
    • More than 126 million nonsmoking Americans continue to be exposed to secondhand smoke in homes, vehicles, workplaces, and public places. Most exposure to tobacco smoke occurs in homes and workplaces. Almost 60% of U.S. children aged 3–11 years—or almost 22 million children—are exposed to secondhand smoke."
    • Citation source: http://www.cdc.gov/datastatistics/archive/second-hand-smoke.html
  • , 2014 - Additional Health Effects from Second-hand Smoke

    Health effects of smoking and second-hand smoking
    Graphic source: http://www.healthtwine.org/original/health/2009/01/29/global-tobacco-a-state-of-affairs/
  • , 2014 - The Demographics of Second-Hand Smoke

    Demeographics of second-hand smoking
    Graphic source: http://www.stateoftheusa.org/content/ssecondhand-smoke-exposure-dec.php

    Data used for this graphic came from MMWR's Nonsmokers' Exposure to Secondhand Smoke --- United States, 1999--2008 9/10/2010

  • , 2014 - Smoking & Psychological Distress

    Current cigarette smoking* among adults by degree of psychological distress† and age group§ — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2015

    Smoking Psychological Stress
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6544a2.htm

  • , 2014 - Deaths from Smoking-Attributable Cancers

    Deaths to smoking
    Map source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/cancer-death-rates-smoking_us_580fe95ce4b02b1d9e639a20

  • , 2014 - Tobacco Use & Cancer, Part 2

    Cancers caused by smoking
    Graphic source: http://www.tobaccofreeflorida.com/admin/en/uploads/contenidos/tff-EFFECTS-SLIDE-4_1326981939.jpg
  • , 2014 - Tobacco Use & Cancer

    Cancer causing chemicals in cigarettes
    Graphic source: http://www.cancer.gov/PublishedContent/Images/cancertopics/understandingcancer/cancer/cancer27.jpg
  • , 2014 - Cancer by the Carton

  • , 2014 - Tobacco and Lung Disease

    Smoking and lung disease
    Graphic source: http://www.tobaccofreeflorida.com/Contents-12/Effects-of-Tobacco/
  • , 2014 - Tobacco and Heart Disease

    Smoking and heart disease
    Graphic source: http://www.tobaccofreeflorida.com/admin/en/uploads/contenidos/tff-EFFECTS-SLIDE-2_1327535977.jpg
  • , 2014 - Health Effects of Smoking

    CDC Smoking Chart
    Graphic source: http://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/resources/publications/aag/images/2011/cig-smoking-chart1.gif
    According to the CDC:

    "Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States. Each year, an estimated 443,000 people die prematurely from smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke, and another 8.6 million live with a serious illness caused by smoking. Despite these risks, approximately 46.6 million U.S. adults smoke cigarettes. Smokeless tobacco, cigars, and pipes also have deadly consequences, including lung, larynx, esophageal, and oral cancers.

    Coupled with this enormous health toll is the significant economic burden of tobacco use—more than $96 billion a year in medical costs and another $97 billion a year from lost productivity."

    Citation source:http://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/resources/publications/aag/osh.htm

  • , 2014 - What Do Cigarettes Contain Besides Nicotine?

    Cigarette chemicals
    Graphic source: http://positivemed.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/encigarette_composition.gif
  • , 2014 - Additives and Nicotine

    According to: 6/2015's "A study of pyrazines in cigarettes and how additives might be used to enhance tobacco addiction"

    • Background Nicotine is known as the drug that is responsible for the addicted behaviour of tobacco users, but it has poor reinforcing effects when administered alone. Tobacco product design features enhance abuse liability by (A) optimising the dynamic delivery of nicotine to central nervous system receptors, and affecting smokers’ withdrawal symptoms, mood and behaviour; and (B) effecting conditioned learning, through sensory cues, including aroma, touch and visual stimulation, to create perceptions of pending nicotine reward. This study examines the use of additives called ‘pyrazines’, which may enhance abuse potential, their introduction in ‘lights’ and subsequently in the highly market successful Marlboro Lights (Gold) cigarettes and eventually many major brands.
    • Methods We conducted internal tobacco industry research using online databases in conjunction with published scientific literature research, based on an iterative feedback process.
    • Results Tobacco manufacturers developed the use of a range of compounds, including pyrazines, in order to enhance ‘light’ cigarette products’ acceptance and sales. Pyrazines with chemosensory and pharmacological effects were incorporated in the first ‘full-flavour, low-tar’ product achieving high market success. Such additives may enhance dependence by helping to optimise nicotine delivery and dosing and through cueing and learned behaviour.
    • Conclusions Cigarette additives and ingredients with chemosensory effects that promote addiction by acting synergistically with nicotine, increasing product appeal, easing smoking initiation, discouraging cessation or promoting relapse should be regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration. Current models of tobacco abuse liability could be revised to include more explicit roles with regard to non-nicotine constituents that enhance abuse potential.
    • Citation source: http://tobaccocontrol.bmj.com/content/early/2015/05/03/tobaccocontrol-2014-051943

  • , 2014 - Why Nicotine is Bad

    Why Nicotine is Bad
    Graphic source: Adapted by BCJung, from http://www.treatobacco.net/en/page_79.php, Safety of Smoking Cessation Medications
  • , 2014 - Cardiovascular Toxicity of Nicotine

    According to the 1997 "American College of Cardiology's Cardiovascular Toxicity of Nicotine: Implications for Nicotine Replacement Therapy 1"

    • "Cigarette smoking is well known to increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Nicotine affects cardiovascular function and could contribute to cardiovascular disease.
    • Nicotine binds to nicotinic cholinergic receptors, which are located in the brain, autonomic ganglia, the adrenals and neuromuscular junction. The main cardiovascular effect of nicotine is sympathetic neural stimulation. Sympathomimetic effects are mediated by several mechanisms. Central nervous system–mediated sympathetic stimulation can occur through activation of peripheral chemoreceptors, direct effects on the brain stem and effects on more caudal portions of the spinal cord. Intrapulmonary chemoreceptors may also contribute to brain-mediated sympathetic arousal. The site that appears to be most sensitive to low levels of nicotine is the carotid chemoreceptor. Peripheral mechanisms include catecholamine release from the adrenals and direct release or enhancement of release of catecholamines from vascular nerve endings.
    • Nicotine works primarily by enhancing the release of various neurotransmitters, including epinephrine, norepinephrine, dopamine, acetylcholine, serotonin, vasopressin, glutamate, NO (60), calcitonin growth-related peptide (CGRP) (60) and beta-endorphin. Thus, in addition to catecholamine-mediated actions, some other of these effects, such as acetylcholine, serotonin, NO, CGRP or vasopressin release, may contribute to effects of nicotine on blood vessels."
    • Citation source: http://content.onlinejacc.org/article.aspx?articleid=1121737

    WebMD summarizes how nicotine cause heart disease by:

    • Decreasing oxygen to the heart.
    • Increasing blood pressure and heart rate.
    • Increasing blood clotting.
    • Damaging to cells that line coronary arteries and other blood vessels."
    • Citation source: http://www.webmd.com/smoking-cessation/quit-smoking-heart

  • , 2014 - The Delivery of Nicotine

    Delivering Nicotine
    Graphic source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Blood_nicotine_graph.jpg
    Here is a graph that shows how different nicotine delivery methods affect the level of nicotine found in the blood. Though nicotine may be fast acting (it only takes 11 seconds for the nicotine to reach the brain), it's effects don't last long, which is why smokers end up smoking more and more over time.
  • , 2014 - Nicotine Dependence, By Age Group

    Nicotine Dependence by Age Group
    Graphic source: Adapted by BCJung, from Tobacco and Health Effects Slides at http://www.treatobacco.net/en/page_111.php
    Here is a bar graph that shows why it is so hard for long-term smokers to quit. Given that most smokers begin smoking in their teens, by the time they are in their 50s, 3/4s are addicted to the nicotine. An even worse statistic is by the time smokers are 26, 1/2 are already addicted to the nicotine! This is the reason why the sooner smokers stop, the better off they are.
  • , 2014 - The Relative Addictiveness of Nicotine

    Relative Addictiveness of Nicotine Relative Addictiveness of Nicotine
    Graphic source: http://bigscaryideas.com/?p=160
    Here is a bar chart that compares the relative addictiveness (0 to 100%) of a number of drugs. Those in blue are legal drugs, and those in red are illegal drugs. Somewhat scary to see that the two most addictive drugs are legal, of which nicotine is second only to oxycodone for addictiveness. This is a good reason to keep in mind when young children are lured into smoking without understanding what they are getting into. Before they realize it they are physically addicted to nicotine.
  • , 2014 - Nicotine is a Psychoactive Drug

    Nicotine is a very addictive psychoactiv drug
    Graphic source: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a5/Drug_danger_and_dependence.svg
    Ever think of nicotine as a drug? Well it is, and a very addictive psychoactive drug at that. In terms of addictiveness, nicotine is right up there with morphine. Even worse, nicotine is more addictive than cocaine, at a lower dose!
  • J - FDA New Tobacco Regulations

    FDA Tobacco Regs
    Graphic source: http://www.fda.gov/ucm/groups/fdagov-public/documents/image/ucm499496.png

    See: FDA’s New Regulations for E-Cigarettes, Cigars, and All Other Tobacco Products 8/2016

  • J - Smoking and Diabetes

    Smoking and Diabetes
    Graphic Source: http://www.fda.gov/TobaccoProducts/PublicHealthEducation/HealthInformation/ucm490916.htm
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  • July 11, 2014 - Where Cigarettes Are Bought and Sold, 1998 - 2012

    Cigarettes Bought and Sold
    Graphic source: http://www.post-gazette.com/business/2014/02/06/CVS-to-kick-the-habit-won-t-sell-tobacco-products/stories/201402060191
    Starting October 1st (not soon enough), CVS stores will stop selling cigarettes. Well, it's a start. However, if you look at where cigarettes are usually bought and sold, gas stations may be the place to stem the sale of cigarettes, as they make up 48% of where people buy cigarettes.

    While statistics show that the number of cigarettes sold is declining, the tobacco industry still stands to make $230 billion in 2013. That's a lot of cigarettes sold.

  • July 10, 2014 - People Smoke Where Cigarettes Are Cheap

    Where smoking is cheap
    Graphic source: http://big.assets.huffingtonpost.com/SmokingCessation_1.png
  • July 9, 2014 - Tobacco Deaths Will Rise If We Don't Stop Smoking

    Tobacco deaths will rise if we don't stop smoking
    Graphic source: http://www.treatobacco.net/en/uploads/image/Policy%20kf2.jpg
  • For more information, see Treatobacco.net

  • July 9, - A Chain-Smoking Science Machine

  • , 2014 - Tobacco-Related Cancer Cases

    Annual age-adjusted rate* of tobacco-related cancer† cases (2009–2013) and trends§ in rates (2004–2013), by state — National Program of Cancer Registries, and Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program, United States

    Tobacco-related Cancers
    Map source: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6544a3.htm

  • July xx, 2017 - Adverse Health Outcomes from Smoking

    Health Effects of Smoking
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/infographics/health-effects/images/pie_2015oct.jpg
  • July 8, 2014 - Health Consequences of Smoking

    Health Consequences of smoking
    Graphic source: https://cancercontrol.cancer.gov/brp/tcrb/monographs/21/docs/m21_complete.pdf
  • July 8, 2014 - Smoking Costs & Casualties

    Costs and Casualties of smoking
    Graphic source: http://www.mdanderson.org/newsroom/news-releases/2013/tobaccosmokingmyths.html
  • , 2014 - E-Cigarettes on Aircraft

  • Smoking of Electronic Cigarettes on Aircraft

    "The Department is proposing in this NPRM to explicitly ban the use of electronic cigarettes on aircraft as there has been some confusion over whether the Department's ban on smoking of tobacco products includes a ban on use of electronic cigarettes. We see no reason to treat electronic cigarettes any differently than traditional cigarettes. The purpose behind the statutory ban on smoking aboard aircraft and the regulatory ban in part 252 on smoking tobacco products was to improve air quality within the aircraft, reduce the risk of adverse health effects on passengers and crewmembers, and enhance aviation safety and passenger comfort. Electronic cigarettes are generally designed to look like and to be used in the same manner as conventional cigarettes. Although a vapor, rather than smoke, is produced, the products require an inhalation and exhalation similar to smoking cigarettes. We are unaware of sufficient studies on the health impact on third parties from these vapors to conclude that they would not negatively impact the air quality within the aircraft and/or increase the risk of adverse health effects on passengers and crewmembers.

    Each e-cigarette consists of three parts: The replaceable cartridge, which most often contains liquid nicotine but may contain other chemicals, the atomizer or heating element, and the battery and electronics. See Sottera Inc. v. Food & Drug Administration, 627 F.3d 891, 893 (D.C. Cir 2010). Theatomizer or heating element vaporizes the liquid inside the cartridge, and the battery and electronics power the atomizer and monitor air flow. Id. When the user inhales, the electronics detect the air flow and activate the atomizer, the liquid nicotine is vaporized, and the user inhales the vapor. Id.

    Some electronic cigarette companies have claimed that their products are safe because they reportedly do not contain carcinogens or tar or produce second-hand smoke, as there is no combustion in their use. According to these arguments, while the vapor looks and feels, and may taste, like smoke produced by burning traditional tobacco products, its chemistry differs from the smoke produced from burning conventional tobacco products. The principal liquid ingredient is propylene glycol, which is widely used as a moistening food additive and an aid to vaporization. However, some research, conducted on non-asthmatic people, has shown that exposure to propylene glycol mist from artificial smoke generators may cause acute ocular and upper airway irritation, and in a few cases people reacted with cough and slight airway obstruction. See G Wieslander, D Norbäck, and T Lindgren, “Experimental exposure to propylene glycol mist in aviation emergency training: Acute ocular and respiratory effects,”Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2001; 58:649-655. Further, in a recent New England Journal of Medicine article, “E-Cigarette or Drug-Delivery Device? Regulating Novel Nicotine Products,” it was noted that the safety of inhaling propylene glycol has not been studied in humans. 365;3: 193-95.

  • November , - Cigarette Smoking Status* Among Current Adult E-cigarette Users,† by Age Group — National Health Interview Survey,§ United States, 2015

    E-cigs and smoking status
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6542a7.htm

    * Adults were asked if they had smoked at least 100 cigarettes in their lifetime and, if yes, whether they currently smoked cigarettes every day, some days, or not at all. Those who smoked every day or some days were classified as current cigarette smokers. Adults who had not smoked 100 cigarettes were classified as never cigarette smokers. Adults who had smoked 100 cigarettes but were not smoking at the time of interview were classified as former cigarette smokers. Percentages are shown with 95% confidence intervals.

    † Current e-cigarette use was based on responses of“every day”or“some days”to the question,“Do you currently use electronic cigarettes every day, some days, or not at all?”asked of adults who had ever tried an e-cigarette, even one time.

    § Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the noninstitutionalized U.S. civilian population aged ≥18 years and are derived from the National Health Interview Survey sample adult component.

    In 2015, 3.5% of U.S. adults were current e-cigarette users. Among adult e-cigarette users overall, 58.8% also were current cigarette smokers, 29.8% were former cigarette smokers, and 11.4% had never been cigarette smokers. Among current e-cigarette users aged ≥45 years, 98.7% were either current or former cigarette smokers, and 1.3% had never been cigarette smokers. In contrast, among current e-cigarette users aged 18–24 years, 40.0% had never been cigarette smokers.

    Source: Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2015 data

  • November , - E-Cigarettes

    Percentage of adults who had never smoked cigarettes and who had ever tried an e-cigarette, by age: United States, 2014

    Ecig stats
    Graphic source: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/databriefs/db217.htm

    Among adults who had never smoked cigarettes, the percentage who had ever tried an e-cigarette, even one time, was highest for those aged 18–24 (9.7%) and declined as age increased (Figure 5). Among adults aged 45 and over who had never smoked cigarettes, 1% or less had ever tried an e-cigarette even once.

    For more info, see Electronic Cigarette Use Among Adults: United States, 2014

  • November , - E-Cigarettes

    Percentage of adult current cigarette smokers who had ever tried and percentage who currently use e-cigarettes, by past year cigarette smoking quit attempt status: United States, 2014

    Ecig stats
    Graphic source: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/databriefs/db217.htm

    Current cigarette smokers who had tried to quit smoking in the past year were more likely than smokers who had not tried to quit to have ever tried an e-cigarette (Figure 4). Current cigarette smokers who had tried to quit in the past year (20.3%) were almost twice as likely as cigarette smokers who had not tried to quit (11.8%) to currently use e-cigarettes.

    For more info, see Electronic Cigarette Use Among Adults: United States, 2014

  • November , - E-Cigarettes

    Percentage of adults who had ever tried and percentage who currently use e-cigarettes, by cigarette smoking status: United States, 2014

    Ecig stats
    Graphic source: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/databriefs/db217.htm

    Almost one-half of current cigarette smokers (47.6%) and more than one-half of recent former cigarette smokers (55.4%) had ever tried an e-cigarette, compared with 8.9% of long-term former smokers and 3.2% of adults who had never smoked cigarettes (Figure 3). About one in six current cigarette smokers (15.9%) and nearly one in four recent former cigarette smokers (22.0%) currently used e-cigarettes, compared with 2.3% of long-term former cigarette smokers and 0.4% of adults who had never smoked cigarettes.

    For more info, see Electronic Cigarette Use Among Adults: United States, 2014

  • November , - E-Cigarettes

    Percentage of adults who currently use e-cigarettes, by sex, age, and race and Hispanic or Latino origin: United States, 2014

    Ecig stats
    Graphic source: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/databriefs/db217.htm

    Current use of e-cigarettes was about the same for men and women (Figure 2). Current e-cigarette use was higher among non-Hispanic AIAN adults (10.7%) and non-Hispanic white adults (4.6%) than among Hispanic (2.1%), non-Hispanic black (1.8%), and non-Hispanic Asian (1.5%) adults.

    For more info, see Electronic Cigarette Use Among Adults: United States, 2014

  • November , - E-Cigarettes

    Percentage of adults who had ever tried an e-cigarette in their lifetime, by sex, age, and race and Hispanic or Latino origin: United States, 2014

    Ecig stats
    Graphic source: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/databriefs/db217.htm

    Men were more likely than women to have ever tried an e-cigarette (Figure 1). More than 20% of adults aged 18–24 had ever tried an e-cigarette, with use declining steadily as age increased. Non-Hispanic American Indian or Alaska Native (AIAN) adults (20.2%) and non-Hispanic white adults (14.8%) were more likely than Hispanic (8.6%), non-Hispanic black (7.1 %), and non-Hispanic Asian (6.2%) adults to have ever tried an e-cigarette.

    For more info, see Electronic Cigarette Use Among Adults: United States, 2014

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  • December 16, 2016 - The Dangers of E-Cigarettes

    Number of calls to poison centers for cigarette or e-cigarette exposures, by month — United States, September 2010–February 2014

    Dangers of E-cigs


    Graphic source: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6313a4.htm
    According to the April 4, 2014 MMWR Report, "Calls to Poison Centers for Exposures to Electronic Cigarettes — United States, September 2010–February 2014"
    • "E-cigarettes accounted for an increasing proportion of combined monthly e-cigarette and cigarette exposure calls, increasing from 0.3% in September 2010 to 41.7% in February 2014. A greater proportion of e-cigarette exposure calls came from health-care facilities than cigarette exposure calls (12.8% versus 5.9%) (p<0.001). Cigarette exposures were primarily among persons aged 0–5 years (94.9%), whereas e-cigarette exposures were mostly among persons aged 0–5 years (51.1%) and >20 years (42.0%). E-cigarette exposures were more likely to be reported as inhalations (16.8% versus 2.0%), eye exposures (8.5% versus 0.1%), and skin exposures (5.9% versus 0.1%), and less likely to be reported as ingestions (68.9% versus 97.8%) compared with cigarette exposures (p<0.001).
    • Calls about exposures to e-cigarettes, which were first marketed in the United States in 2007, now account for 41.7% of combined monthly e-cigarette and cigarette exposure calls to PCs. The proportion of calls from health-care facilities, age distribution, exposure routes, and report of adverse health effects differed significantly between the two types of cigarette."
    • Citation source: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6313a4.htm
  • December 15, 2016 - E-cigarettes and Combustible Tobacco Products

    9th graders e-cigs
    Graphic source: https://si.wsj.net/public/resources/images/NA-CG869A_ECIG_16U_20150818133007.jpg

    For more information, see Study Finds Ninth-Graders Who Used E-Cigarettes More Likely to Smoke WSJ.com

  • December 14, 2016 - Teens & Likelihood to Start Smoking & What They Think Are in E-Cigarettes

    Ecig Teen Exposure
    Graphic source: https://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/trends-statistics/infographics/teens-e-cigarettes
  • December 13, 2016 - Teens & Exposure to E-Cigarette Advertising

    Ecig Teen Exposure
    Graphic source: https://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/trends-statistics/infographics/teens-e-cigarettes
  • December 12, 2016 - E-cigarettes & Teens

    Ecig Teen Exposure
    Graphic source: https://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/trends-statistics/infographics/teens-e-cigarettes
  • December 9, 2016 - E-cigs & Teens

    According to 4/16/2015's "Use of E-Cigarettes Rises Sharply Among Teenagers,"

    • "High-School Tobacco Use Among high school students, e-cigarette use is growing rapidly, while the use of more traditional forms of tobacco, like cigarettes and cigars, is declining.
    • Use of the devices among middle- and high school students tripled from 2013 to 2014, according to federal data released on Thursday, bringing the share of high school students who use them to 13 percent — more than smoke traditional cigarettes. The sharp rise, together with a substantial increase in the use of hookah pipes, led to 400,000 additional young people using a tobacco product in 2014, the first increase in years, though researchers pointed out it fell within the margin of error. About a quarter of all high school students and 8 percent of middle school students — 4.6 million young people altogether — used tobacco in some form last year.
    • In interviews, teenagers said that e-cigarettes had become almost as common at school as laptops, a change from several years ago, when few had seen the gadgets. But opinions were mixed on why they had caught on. A significant share said they were using the devices to quit smoking cigarettes or marijuana, while others said they had never smoked but liked being part of the trend and enjoyed the taste — two favorite flavors were Sweet Tart and Unicorn Puke, which one student described as “every flavor Skittle compressed into one.”
    • The rise of e-cigarettes, which was captured in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s annual youth tobacco survey of about 20,000 schoolchildren, prompted an outcry from anti-tobacco advocates. They warned that e-cigarettes were undoing years of progress among the country’s most vulnerable citizens by making the act of puffing on a tobacco product normal again, and by introducing nicotine, an addictive substance, to a broad population of teenagers.
    • “This is a really bad thing,” said Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, the director of the C.D.C., who noted that research had found that nicotine harms the developing brain. “This is another generation being hooked by the tobacco industry. It makes me angry.”
    • But the change had a bright side.. The decline in cigarette use among teenagers accelerated substantially from 2013 to 2014, dropping by 25 percent, the fastest pace in years. The pattern seemed to go against the dire predictions of anti-tobacco advocates that e-cigarettes would become a gateway to cigarettes among youth, and suggested that the devices might actually be helping, not hurting. The pattern resembled those in Sweden and Norway, where a rise in the use of snus, a smokeless tobacco product, was followed by a sharp decline in cigarette use."
    • Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/17/health/use-of-e-cigarettes-rises-sharply-among-teenagers-report-says.html?emc=edit_na_20150416&nlid=48321748&_r=0
  • December 8, 2016 - Reasons Why People Use E-Cigarettes

    E-cigs
    Graphic source: http://www.wsj.com/articles/are-e-cigarettes-a-healthy-way-to-quit-smoking-1460340169

  • December 7, 2016 - The Rise of E-Cigarettes

    According to the April 4, 2014 MMWR Report, "Calls to Poison Centers for Exposures to Electronic Cigarettes — United States, September 2010–February 2014"

    Electronic nicotine delivery devices such as electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are battery-powered devices that deliver nicotine, flavorings (e.g., fruit, mint, and chocolate), and other chemicals via an inhaled aerosol. E-cigarettes that are marketed without a therapeutic claim by the product manufacturer are currently not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (1).* In many states, there are no restrictions on the sale of e-cigarettes to minors. Although e-cigarette use is increasing among U.S. adolescents and adults (2,3), its overall impact on public health remains unclear. One area of concern is the potential of e-cigarettes to cause acute nicotine toxicity (4)."

    Citation source: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6313a4.htm

    Given the rapid increase in e-cigarette-related exposures, of which 51.1% were among young children, developing strategies to monitor and prevent future poisonings is critical. Health-care providers; the public health community; e-cigarette manufacturers, distributors, sellers, and marketers; and the public should be aware that e-cigarettes have the potential to cause acute adverse health effects and represent an emerging public health concern.

  • December 6, 2016 - Hookah and E-Cigarettes

    Hookah and E-cigarettes
    Graphic source: http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm450882.htm

    For more information, see Kids and Tobacco Use: Some Surprising Findings

  • December 5, 2016 - Hookah and E-Cigarettes

    E-cigs and teens 2014
    Graphic source: 6/23/2015 FDA Tobacco ‏@FDATobacco tweet
  • May xxx, 2017 - Most Common Combinations of Tobacco Products among Youth Multiple-Product Users

    Youth Tobacco Products
    Graphic: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C3IB6IPWgAYr4lz.jpg

    For information, see Tobacco-Product Use by Adults and Youths in the United States in 2013 and 2014

  • December xxx, 2016 - High School Student Trends in Tobacco Product Usage, 2010 - 2014

    Tobacco Product trends
    Graphic source: http://dadaviz.com/media/viz_images/e-cigarettes-and-hookahs-are-now-more-popular-than-1429510084.81-9988229.png
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  • January xx, 2017 - High School Student Trends in Tobacco Product Usage, 2000 - 2014

    Tobacco use
    Graphic source: http://i.huffpost.com/gen/2846506/thumbs/n-HIGH-SCHOOL-TOBACCO-USE-BY-TYPE-large640.jpg
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  • January xx, 2017 - The Most Significant Historic Event of Our Lifetime

    9/11 tops
    Graphic source: http://www.people-press.org/2016/12/15/americans-name-the-10-most-significant-historic-events-of-their-lifetimes/
  • January xx, 2017 - 10 Most Significant Historic Events of Their Lifetimes

    Americans Name the 10 Most Significant Historic Events of Their Lifetimes
    Graphic source: http://www.people-press.org/2016/12/15/americans-name-the-10-most-significant-historic-events-of-their-lifetimes/
  • January xx, 2017 - 10 Most Significant Historic Events of Their Lifetimes, by Generation

    Americans Name the 10 Most Significant Historic Events of Their Lifetimes
    Graphic source: http://www.people-press.org/2016/12/15/americans-name-the-10-most-significant-historic-events-of-their-lifetimes/
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  • March 3, 2017 - 10 Most Significant Historic Events of Their Lifetimes, by Gender

    Americans Name the 10 Most Significant Historic Events of Their Lifetimes, by gender
    Graphic source: http://www.people-press.org/2016/12/15/americans-name-the-10-most-significant-historic-events-of-their-lifetimes/
  • March 2, 2017 - 10 Most Significant Historic Events of Their Lifetimes, by Race & Ethnicity

    Americans Name the 10 Most Significant Historic Events of Their Lifetimes, by race
    Graphic source: http://www.people-press.org/2016/12/15/americans-name-the-10-most-significant-historic-events-of-their-lifetimes/
  • March 1, 2017 - Overdose Deaths Involving Opioids, by type of Opioid, US 2000-2015

    Opioid Deaths, by type
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/data/analysis.html

  • February 28, 2017 - Drug Overdose Deaths, 2014

    OD deaths
    Graphic source: http://i0.wp.com/media4.s-nbcnews.com/j/newscms/2016_51/1839746/drug_overdose_deaths_in_2014_deaths_chartbuilder_c3fa06fa447dd8dfab2d4afe588ef2dd.nbcnews-ux-2880-1000.png
  • February xx, 2017 - Drug-Induced Overdose Deaths, 2013

    2013 Drug-induced Deaths
    Map source: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hpdata2020/HP2020MCR-C40-SA.pdf
  • February 27, 2017 - Deaths from Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, 1980 - 2014

    Mental Health Deaths
    Map source: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/where-you-live-may-determine-how-you-die/
  • February 27, 2017 - U.S. Illicit Drug Use

    IllicitDrug Use
    Map source: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hpdata2020/HP2020MCR-C40-SA.pdf
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  • February xx, 2017 - Personal Healthcare Spending, 2013

    Personal healthcare Spending
    Graphic source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/traditional/these-20-conditions-reportedly-account-for-the-bulk-of-us-healthcare-spending-73416/attachment/jama-personal-healthcare-spending-by-condition-jan2017/
  • February xx, 2017 - 47% of US jobs are at risk of automation

    Jobs that can be computerized
    Graphic source: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/12/stephen-hawking-this-will-be-the-impact-of-automation-and-ai-on-jobs
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  • June 2, 2017 - The future of robotics: 10 predictions for 2017 and beyond

    The future of robotics: 10 predictions for 2017 and beyond 12/2016
  • June 1, 2017 - 4 tech trends that will shape 2017

    The 4 tech trends that will shape 2017, predicted by ZDNet editors
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  • May 31, 2017 - World No Tobacco Day!

    World No Tobacco Day
    Graphic source: http://www.commentsdb.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/World-No-Tobacco-Day-Stamp.jpg
  • May 30, 2017 - Potentially Preventable Deaths Among the Top Leading Causes of Death

    Preventable Causes of Death
    Graphic source: http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/873021
  • May 29, 2017 - Top 10 Leading Causes of Death, 2015

    Age-adjusted death rates for the 10 leading causes of death in 2015: United States, 2014 and 2015

    2015 Causes of Death
    Graphic source: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/databriefs/db267.htm

  • May 27, 2017 - May 27th is National Sunscreen Day

    National Sunscreen day
    Graphic source: http://www.skincancerprevention.org/programs/dont-fry-day
  • May 26, 2017 - How Not to Die

    According to How Not to Die, According to Harvard Researchers, do the following:

    • Keep Learning
    • Don't smoke
    • Don't abuse alcohol
    • Get some exercise and maintain a healthy weight
    • Adapt to shitty life circumstances
    • When it comes down to it, it's all about relationships
  • May 25, 2017 - Secrets to Aging Well

    According to The Talent for Aging Well

    • Six factors measured by age 50 were excellent predictors of those who would be in the "happy-well" group--the top quartile of the Harvard men--at age 80: a stable marriage, a mature adaptive style, no smoking, little use of alcohol, regular exercise, and maintenance of normal weight. At age 50, 106 of the men had five or six of these factors going for them, and at 80, half of this group were among the happy-well. Only eight fell into the "sad-sick" category, the bottom quarter of life outcomes. In contrast, of 66 men who had only one to three factors at age 50, not a single one was rated happy-well at 80. In addition, men with three or fewer factors, though still in good physical health at 50, were three times as likely to be dead 30 years later as those with four or more.

      To age well physically, the single most important choice was to avoid heavy smoking before age 50, or to quit at a young age. However, alcohol abuse, which Vaillant has also studied extensively (see "Deep Cravings," March-April 2000, page 60), is an especially pernicious influence that not only damages the body but, as he says, "takes you in precisely the opposite direction from maturity. Alcohol is a cause, rather than a result, of life's problems. Very few bad marriages [in the study] led to alcoholism, but in many cases a man developed an alcohol problem and had his marriage fall apart." The data on "social supports"--the quality and strength of relationships, including marriage, family, friends, and community involvements--indicated that "...the etiology of social supports and physical health are often quite different," Vaillant writes. "Only alcohol abuse destroys both health and happiness."

  • May 24, 2017 - The US is Aging

    Aging USA
    Graph source: http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2013/12/09/247385046/the-global-population-boom-and-bust-in-4-gifs
  • May 23, 2017 - The World is Aging

    Aging world
    Graph source: http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2013/12/09/247385046/the-global-population-boom-and-bust-in-4-gifs
  • May 22, 2017 - U.S. Binge Drinking, 2013

    Binge Drinking 2013
    Map source: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hpdata2020/HP2020MCR-C40-SA.pdf
  • May 19, 2017 - May 19th is Hepatitis Testing Day! Get Tested

    Hepatitis Awareness Month
    Graphic source: http://wp.hepb.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Hepatitis-Awareness-Month2.jpg
    Hepatitis
    Graphic source: http://image.slidesharecdn.com/viralhepatitismyppt-140320103202-phpapp02/95/viral-hepatitis-5-638.jpg

    Hepatitis Testing Day – May 19th. For more information, see CDC's Viral Hepatitis Page and Hepatitis

  • May 18, 2017 - National Women's Health Week - Be a Well Woman! Practice Safe Behaviors

    Safe Behaviors
    Graphic source: http://www.womenshealth.gov/nwhw/tools/infographics/
  • May 17, 2017 - National Women's Health Week - Be a Well Woman! Mental Health Is Just As Important as Physical Health

    Mental Health
    Graphic source: http://www.womenshealth.gov/nwhw/tools/infographics/
  • May 16, 2017 - National Women's Health Week - Be a Well Woman! Stay Active

    Exercise
    Graphic source: http://www.womenshealth.gov/nwhw/tools/infographics/
  • May 15, 2017 - National Women's Health Week - Be a Well Woman! Eat Well

    Diet
    Graphic source: http://www.womenshealth.gov/nwhw/tools/infographics/
  • May 14, 2017 - May 14 - 20 is National Women's Health Week

    National Women's Week
    Graphic source:https://www.womenshealth.gov/resources/images/nwhw/nwhw_logo.png

    "National Women's Health Week is an observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health. The goal is to empower women to make their health a priority. National Women's Health Week also serves as a time to help women understand what it means to be well.

    What does it mean to be a well woman?
    It's a state of mind. It's being as healthy as you can be. And, most importantly, it's about taking steps to improve your physical and mental health:

    • Visit a health care professional to receive regular checkups and preventive screenings.
    • Get active.
    • Eat healthy.
    • Pay attention to mental health, including getting enough sleep and managing stress.
    • Avoid unhealthy behaviors, such as smoking, texting while driving, and not wearing a seatbelt or bicycle helmet."
    • Citation source: http://www.womenshealth.gov/nwhw/learn/index.html

  • May 14, 2017 - Happy Mother's Day!

    mother stats
    Graphic source: https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/visualizations/2016/comm/cb16-ff.09_graphic_mothersday.jpg
    Happy Mother's Day!
    Graphic source: http://www.homelifeweekly.com/mothers-day/printable-mothers-day-cards/

    Happy Mother's Day to all women who believe in the power of nurturing! On this day, take a moment to reflect on how important it is to take care of ourselves so we can continue to nurture those we love!

  • May 13, 2017 - May 14 - 20, 2017 is National Prevention Week

    National Prevention Week 2017
    Graphic source: SAMHSA
  • May 12, 2017 - Global Female Alcohol Prevalence, 2004

    Female  Alcohol Use
    Map source: http://gamapserver.who.int/mapLibrary/Files/Maps/Global_prevalence_aud_females_2004.png
  • May 11, 2017 - Global Female Insufficient Activity, 2010

    Female Inactivity
    Map source: http://gamapserver.who.int/mapLibrary/Files/Maps/Global_InsufficientActivity_Adults_Females_2010.png
  • May 10, 2017 - Global Female Life Expectancy, 2015

    Female Life Expectancy
    Map source: http://gamapserver.who.int/mapLibrary/Files/Maps/Global_LifeExpectancy_female_2015.png
  • May 9, 2017 - Immunization Schedule For Pregnant Women

    Pregnancy vaccines
    Graphic source: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/idepc/immunize/hcp/pregvax.html
    While on the topic of women taking care of themselves, here is a "Pregnancy and Vaccination Pocket Guide" developed by the Minnesota Department of Health. It's always best to keep up with vaccines and get them at the appropriate time. However, exposure to potential pathogens may warrant getting some vaccines while pregnant. Important to keep in mind that some may be contraindicated. Check with your health care provider.

    See Minnesota Department of Health's Pregnancy and Vaccination Pocket Guide for more information.

    Check out Vaccines for the ones you need. Also, see Vacccines.gov and Vaccineinformation.org

  • May 8, 2017 - National Women's Check-up Day

    National Women's Check-up Day
    Graphic source: http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/national-womens-checkup-day-second-monday-in-may/

    Women's health checklist
    Graphic source: http://www.womenshealthmag.com/files/wh6_uploads/wp_import/health-checks2_1.png

    Use myhealthfinder's widget to get a quick list of what they need to do for stay healthy. Just type in your age and gender and click on "Get started." It's that simple.

    Also, check out Womenshealth.gov's Screening Tests for a comprehensive listing of screening tests you should be getting to stay healthy. The table is organized according to screening test and age.

    You can print out a pdf of the Screening Test Table that you can post on the wall, or refrigerator to remind you of what you need to do.

    For more information, see Women's Health Index I have 5 webpages devoted to women's health issues.

  • May 7, 2017 - May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month!

    May is “Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month
    Graphic source: https://media.azpm.org/master/image/2014/4/28/spot/asian_pacific_am_hert.jpg

    For more information, see Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders and Chinese Culture

  • May 6, 2017 - May 6th - 12th is National Nurses Week!

    May 6-12, 2015, Nurses Week
    Graphic source: http://trianglespine.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/NNW-2012.jpg

  • May 5, 2017 - U.S. & Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines

    US Physical Activity Guidelines
    Graphic source: https://www.wellspan.org/media/3647/activitypyramid-500r.jpg

    See 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.

    This graphic summarizes the adult exercise guidelines

    Adult Exercise
    Graphic source: http://www.letsbecomefit.com/uploads/1/0/8/4/10845971/1378035_orig.png
    I like Canada's Exercise Guidelines which are nicely summarized below:

    Canada's Exercise Guidelines
    Graphic source: http://blog.northernhealth.ca/active-living/make-time-to-move-for-stress-control-every-move-helps/

    Of course, you can do this all day....

    For more information, see Fitness Resources and Obesity

  • May 4, 2017 - May Is National Physical Fitness Month

    National Physical Fitness and Sports Month - Get moving!

    Physical activity infographic
    Graphic source: http://www.health.gov/paguidelines/
    Enlarged Graphic

  • May 3, 2017 - May is Mental Health Awareness Month!

    May is Mental Health Month
    Graphic source: http://mommiesoftheyear.blogspot.com/2013/05/may-is-national-mental-health-month.html

    For more information, see Mental Health Resources

  • May 2, 2017 - May 1 - 5 is Air Quality Awareness Week

    Air Quality Chart
    Graphic source: http://www.motherearthnews.com/nature-and-environment/earth-gauge-air-quality-awareness-week.aspx

    For more information, see Air Quality Awareness Week EPA.gov; Why Air Quality Is Important NOAA.gov and Teacher's Air Quality Resources

  • May 1, 2017 - May 1 -7, 2017 is Screen-Free Week!

    Screen-free Week
    Graphic source: http://www.screenfree.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/sitelogo2017-e1476300637898.png

    Screen-free Activities
    Graphic source: https://rebeccahains.com/2012/04/26/turn-off-your-televison-screen-free-week-starts-monday/
    Screen-free Activities
    Graphic source: https://rebeccahains.com/2012/04/26/turn-off-your-televison-screen-free-week-starts-monday/

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  • January 1, 2017- Happy New Year!

    Happy 2017
    Graphic source: http://happyvalentinesdaysms.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/happy-new-year-2017-3.jpg
    France fireworks
    Graphic source: http://giphy.com/gifs/2013-happy-new-year-dgAH5jjyrvTa0
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  • August 25, 2016 - www.bettycjung.net is now 17 Years Old!

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

    Happy 17th birthday!
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    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
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    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!

    If you are interested, check out my

    Handbook

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    Published on the Web: November 12, 2016
    Updated: 4/26/2017 R487
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