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February 28, 2017 - Looking back: Who Got Hacked in 2016
February 8, 2017 - Annual E-mail Statistics, Part 3
Welcome back to a look at my E-mail statistics! Here is another way of looking at the total of E-mails I have to deal with on a daily basis. The statistics of the total number of E-mails in the February 2, 2017 posting doesn't tell the whole story.
For all of 2016 I tried really hard to get off as many mailing lists as I could, many of which I never signed up for. It is apparent that companies are selling their E-mail lists to others. It's so annoying. But, I did make a dent so that in 2016 I was averaging 10 less E-mails on daily basis than what I was getting in 2012!
Another welcome trend is that the percentage of spam E-mails is now down to 31%, from a high of 49% in 2014! Over the years I have discovered that with a spam filter in place I can just delete everything that ends up in the spam inbox. So cathartic when I press "delete." One can only imagine how much paper would be wasted if all this was snail mail.
February 7, 2017 - Annual E-mail Statistics, Part 2
Welcome to a look at my E-mail statistics! Since I now have several years of E-mail totals, it is always fun to do some trend analyses.
Here is a line chart of the total number of E-mails I got on an annual basis. The good news is I am getting less spam these days, and have actually got less E-mails in 2016 than I did in 2012, which I started tracking!
February 6, 2017 - Annual E-mail Statistics, Part 1
Welcome to a look at my E-mail statistics! Since 2012, I have been diligent about keeping track of how many E-mails I get on a daily basis.
I started doing this because I tell people that I am constantly inundated with E-mails. I would say that I get hundreds. And, then people would say that nobody gets hundreds.
So, like the epidemiologist that I am (among other things), I decided that I will track the number of E-mails I get and then analyze the results.
Here is a bar chart of the total number of E-mails I got in 2016, per month. The monthly totals are categorized as either regular E-mail and Spam. For 2016, I got 104,277! Yes, indeed, I do get hundreds of E-mails a day!
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!
March 1, 2012 - THANK YOU!!!
February 1, 2012 - Betty C. Jung's Web site is a Healthy People Consortium Organization
"The Consortium is a diverse, motivated group of agencies and organizations committed to achieving Healthy People 2020 goals and objectives." http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/consortium/default.aspx
I will continue to add new links to and post pertinent updates on my Public Health Blog.
For starters, click on "Map-It" graphic for "MAP-IT: A Guide To Using Healthy People 2020 in Your Community." Also, check out: Healthy People 2020 program planning tools, a toolkit for program development!
Academic Resources Education Pays 2016
The Benefits of Higher Education for Individuals and Society; How much workers (35 - 44) earn by education level; The Baloney Detection Kit: Carl Sagan’s Rules for Bullshit-Busting and Critical Thinking; Want to be a better critical thinker? Here’s how to spot false narratives and “weaponized lies”;
Alcohol and Cancer Risk: The Latest Research; Melanoma; Indoor Tanning: The Risks of Ultraviolet Rays; Surveillance for Cancer Incidence and Mortality — United States, 2013; Invasive Cancer Incidence and Survival — United States, 2013; Skin Cancer Prevention Progress Report; Preventing Cancer Infections; Cancer, Infection, and Sepsis Fact Sheet; Health Tip Sheets for Preventing Infection During Cancer Treatment; What You Can Do to Prevent Cancer and Why It Works; What Is Cancer?;Physical Activity and Cancer;
Brain activity 'key in stress link to heart disease';Here’s How Stress Might Cause Heart Attacks, Strokes; Telomere Length Change Predicts Chance Of Death In Heart Disease;
; Unexpected Heart Attack Triggers;
Chinese Culture Remembering Nüshu, the 19th-Century Chinese Script Only Women Could Write.This gender-specific practice continues to fade with time;
Sweet illusions: Get the facts on diabetes; Tips to Help You Stay Healthy with Diabetes; Five Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team about Managing Your Type 2 Diabetes Infographic; Glycemic index and diabetes;
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about... Flying Saucers to Mind Control: 22 Declassified Military & CIA Secrets; Remembering the Apollo 1 Fire (Infographic); A Brief History of Productivity: How Getting Stuff Done Became an Industry; Aurora Borealis: What Causes the Northern Lights & Where to See Them; The Tangled History of Big Bang Science; Going Bananas: The Real Story of Kepler, Copernicus and the Church;
Favorite Movie Sites 25 Greatest Gangster Movies of All Time; The 33 Best Romantic Comedies of All Time; The Shy Edwardian Filmmaker Who Showed Nature's Secrets to the World;
Fitness Global recommendations on physical activity for health; Information sheet: global recommendations on physical activity for health 5 - 17 years old; Information sheet: global recommendations on physical activity for health 18 - 64 years old;
Information sheet: global recommendations on physical activity for health 65 years and above;
Free Software F-Secure Router Checker; 10 free data recovery programs for Windows;
Healthcare Quality Issues New Section - Cybersecurity; Postmarket Management of Cybersecurity in Medical Devices
Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff;
Health Education Resources Changing Your Habits for Better Health; Can Personality Be Changed?; Psychologists have long debated how flexible someone’s “true” self is; Our Personalities Are Constantly Changing, Even if We Think They’re Not; Self-acceptance could be the key to a happier life, yet it's the happy habit many people practice the least; 13 Bad Habits You Need to Quit Right Away; Recess Planning in Schools: A Guide to Putting Strategies for Recess into Practice;
New section: Mid-course Review; Progress made toward targets for Leading Health Indicators; Summary of progress made toward targets by topic area; Healthy People 2020 Midcourse Review;
M - Z Study Finds Zika Virus Replicates and Persists in Fetal Brains and Placentas;West Nile Virus and Other Nationally Notifiable Arboviral Diseases — United States, 2015; Zika Grand Rounds Facilitation Guide: Nurses; Zika Grand Rounds Facilitation Guide: Pediatrics; Prevalence and Clinical Attributes of Congenital Microcephaly — New York, 2013–2015; Zika's Persistence in Body Fluids Surprisingly Long; Zika Virus RNA Replication and Persistence in Brain and Placental Tissue;
Kids Health Bullying Linked to Suicidal Behavior in Adolescents; Behind Bullying: Why Kids Are So Cruel; Studies Reveal Why Kids Get Bullied and Rejected; Why Bully Victims Suffer in Silence;Map of Mathematics; Map of Physics;
Maternal Child Health CRISPR ‘Off Switch’ Could Increase Precision Of Gene-Editing Tool; How Scientists Are Trying to Keep Genetic Engineering From Ruining the World; “CRISPR-Cas9: Safeguarding Gene Drives”; Off-Switch for CRISPR-Cas9 Gene Editing System Discovered; Identifying and Referring Children with Developmental Delays or Disabilities to the Early Intervention Program; Parents’ presence when TV viewing with child affects learning ability; Defending Childhood Protect Heal Thrive Report of the Attorney General’s National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence; Inpatient Hospitalization Costs Associated with Birth Defects Among Persons of All Ages — United States, 2013; Birth Defects; Child Welfare Fact Sheets for FFY 2014 State-level stats fact sheets for Child maltreatment, Foster care, Adoption, Relative caregiving; Recommended Immunization Schedule for Children and Adolescents Aged 18 Years or Younger, UNITED STATES, 2017;
Nutrition Resources Low serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D is associated with higher risk of frequent headache in middle-aged and older men; New section: Food processing Contaminants; Process contaminants in vegetable oils and foods; Ingredient in Nutella may cause cancer, study finds; The Science of Hunger: How to Control It and Fight Cravings; Browned toast and potatoes are 'potential cancer risk', say food scientists; 11 Ways Processed Food Is Different from Real Food; Is Burnt Toast Bad for You? The Science of Cancer and Acrylamide; Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption Is Associated With Change of Visceral Adipose Tissue Over 6 Years of Follow-Up; The One Ingredient Secretly in a Ton of the Seafood You Eat @Thrillist;
United States Adolescents' Television, Computer, Videogame, Smartphone, and Tablet Use: Associations with Sugary Drinks, Sleep, Physical Activity, and Obesity; Diet and Weight Loss: The Best Ways to Eat;
Public Health Data Maps Based on Data from 2015 HIV Surveillance Report;Diagnoses of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2015; HIV Surveillance—Adolescents and Young Adults (through 2015); HIV Surveillance in Urban and Nonurban Areas (through 2015);HIV Incidence: Estimated Annual Infections in the U.S., 2008-2014
Overall and by Transmission Route;
Public Health Data Rates of Drug Overdose Deaths Involving Heroin,* by Selected Age Groups — United States, 2006–2015; Healthy People 2020 Mid-course Review - Substance Abuse; Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care - Reports; Sugar-sweetened Beverage Consumption Among U.S. Youth, 2011–2014;Sugar-sweetened Beverage Consumption Among U.S. Adults, 2011–2014; Drugs Most Frequently Involved in Drug Overdose Deaths: United States, 2010–2014; Multiple Fentanyl Overdoses — New Haven, Connecticut, June 23, 2016; Drugs, Alcohol, and Suicide Represent Growing Share of U.S. Mortality; Sexual Identity, Sex of Sexual Contacts, and Health-Related Behaviors Among Students
in Grades 9–12 — United States and Selected Sites, 2015; Opioid-Related Inpatient Stays and Emergency Department Visits by State, 2009-2014;
Public Health Data Trends in Emergency Department Visits Involving Mental and Substance Use Disorders, 2006-2013; Global Infant Mortality; Assisted Reproductive Technology Surveillance — United States, 2014; National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey 2010 Summary Report;
Public Health Practice New criteria for accreditation to chart updated course for public health education: Bolstering students; 2016 revised criteria; CEPH Accreditation Criteria; Is It Really 'FDA Approved?'; Social Determinants of Health Recommended Queries; Report finds chemicals in one-third of fast food packaging; Polyfluoroalkyl Chemicals in the U.S. Population: Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2003–2004 and Comparisons with NHANES 1999–2000;
Public Health Sites A - C Gambling addiction triggers the same brain areas as drug and alcohol cravings; Autoimmunity and infections: When the body fights itself; Denial of Petition to Initiate Proceedings to Reschedule Marijuana; New research might explain why you get so hungry when you're drunk; The great unknown: Risk-taking behaviour in adolescents; Alcohol’s Effects on Immunity—Increasing the Risks for Infection and Injury; Powdered Alcohol;
Public Health Sites D-G Is there such a thing as an emotional hangover? Researchers find that there is; Snowstorms & Extreme Cold; These Photos Show How Heroin, Cocaine and Oxycodone Change Your Appearance Over Time; Researchers reveal connection between female estrogen cycle, addictive potential of cocaine; Basic Information about Lead in Drinking Water; Panel studies the good, bad and unknowns of marijuana’s health effects; Lead (Pb) Air Pollution; Lead and Your Baby; U.S. Report Cites the Good and Bad on Marijuana; In US, More Adults Identifying as LGBT; Why Sex Is Mostly Binary but Gender Is a Spectrum; New section: Ice Storms; What Ice Storm Accumulations Mean and How to Stay Safe; Winter Storm Safety Tips and Resources; Ice storm aftermath: Staying safe during power outages; wikiHow to Prepare for a Winter Storm; Rates of Drug Overdose Deaths Involving Heroin,* by Selected Age Groups — United States, 2006–2015;Fluorinated Compounds in U.S. Fast Food Packaging; Researchers: Fast food wrapped in chemically treated paper linked to cancers, thyroid disease; 2017 Fourth National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals Updated Tables, January 2017, Volume One; Here's Why Synthetic Marijuana Isn't Safe; 9 Weird Ways You Can Test Positive for Drugs; EPA: Fracking activities can put drinking water at risk due to toxicity;Syphilis & MSM (Men Who Have Sex With Men) - CDC Fact Sheet;
Public Health Sites H-L How Your Hearing Is Affected By Volume, and What the Damage Sounds Like; Online Hearing Test and Audiogram Printout; Pee a Rainbow: Scientist Snaps Shot of Colorful Urine;
What's in Urine? 3,000 Chemicals and Counting; Urinary System: Facts, Functions & Diseases; Auditory and non-auditory effects of noise on health;Hearing loss due to recreational exposure to loud sounds A review Hearing Health Care for Adults: Priorities for Improving Access and Affordability; Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Among Adults — United States 2011–2012; Age-related dizziness and imbalance BALANCE AND FALL PREVENTION FOR SENIORS; Too Loud! For Too Long! Loud noises damage hearing; Hearing Loss: Tips for Better Communication; A Visual Guide to Migraine Headaches;
Public Health Sites M - N Six surprising sources of stress — and how to do away with them; Directory of Domestic and Gender Violence Programs Serving Asians and Pacific Islanders - September 2016; Biological changes could underlie higher psychosis risk in immigrants; 7 Ways Depression Differs in Men and Women; Everything You Need to Know About Testicular Cancer; Why Are Most People Right-Handed?; 10 Things You Never Knew About PTSD; To Clear Negative Thoughts, Physically Throw Them Away: Study; Bothered by Negative, Unwanted Thoughts? Just Throw Them Away; Depression Is Not One-Size-Fits-All, And Neither Is The Treatment; Seasonal Affective Disorder; 10 Mental Illness Myths You Shouldn’t Believe; Creative People Have Better-Connected Brains;
Public Health Sites O-Z New section: Stuttering; Stuttering linked to reduced blood flow in area of brain associated with language; CDC STD Fact Sheets; You Can't See This (MIND TRICKS); Thyroid disease; What Your Eyes Say About Your Health; Uncommon Mouth Disorders; Handout on Health: Back Pain 8/2016;
Sleep Duration and Injury-Related Risk Behaviors Among High School Students — United States, 2007–2013; Age-adjusted percentage of adults who reported ≥7 hours of sleep per 24-hour period, by state — Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, United States, 2014; What Really Works When You’re Too Anxious To Fall Asleep; Trouble sleeping? Maybe it's your iPad; Microsoft's big data-like study on sleep proves what doctors already know
The company finds out what every doctor knows: Sleep deprivation takes its toll; Scary Ways Technology Affects Your Sleep; Chronic sleep deprivation suppresses immune system; The Role of Sleep in Health NIH.gov 68-minute video; How Much Sleep Do I Need?; How Sleep Resets the Brain;Why Is Sleep Important?;
Social Media How to Get More Followers on Instagram: A Guide to Earning Your First 1,000 Followers; Social Media Fact Sheet; Facebook Tinkers With Users’ Emotions in News Feed Experiment, Stirring Outcry; 4 Negative Effects of Using Facebook Too Much; Experimental evidence of massive-scale emotional contagion through social networks; On Digital Dating: Never Committing, And Never Breaking Up; Does Facebook affect our self-esteem, sense of belonging?; 5 Reasons Why You Should Stop Using Facebook; Facebook Is Using You; One in five young people lose sleep over social media; How social media is crippling democracy, and why we seem powerless to stop it; Twitter, Instagram, Vine: Fast track to nitwit; Why we underestimate time when we're having fun on Facebook; Tech's Relationship With Depression, Suicide and Asperger's;Can Your Phone Change Your Personality? Research Says Yes; Social Comparison May Lead To Depressive Symptoms. These Mantras Are Here To Alleviate That; How Facebook Makes Us Unhappy; Facebook use linked to depressive symptoms; The 2017 Facebook Image Sizes Cheat Sheet [Infographic]; Twitter Analytics: A Guide for Marketers; Audit This: Why It Matters Where You Put Google Analytics Code; Finding Credibility Clues on Twitter - Millions of tweets analyzed to measure perceived trustworthiness; Like or Unlike? Facebook May Harm Health; Social Media Use in Teens Linked to Poor Sleep, Anxiety; College Students 'Addicted' to Social Media, Study Finds; Cyberbullying on Social Media Linked to Teen Depression; Cyberbullies and Victims Suffer Physical and Mental Toll; Cyberbullying Rampant for Lesbian and Gay Teens; 10 Things Your Social Media Profile Says About You; Why we underestimate time when we're having fun on Facebook; How to Keep Up With Social Media News & Trends; Social Media Are Driving Americans Insane;
Statistical Functions Lies, Damned Lies, and P Values; The age of analytics: Competing in a data-driven world; Using Statistics Ethically to Combat “A Scientific Credibility Crisis”; How to Use Hashtags on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram; Hashing Out Hashtags: What They Are & How to Use Them [Infographic]; A Brief History of Snapchat;
Temperament Trait-Reputation-Identity (TRI); New personality model sets up how we see ourselves, and how others see us; The 4 Worst Types of Bosses and How to Handle Them; Can Your Phone Change Your Personality? Research Says Yes; Can Personality Be Changed?; Psychologists have long debated how flexible someone’s “true” self is;
Our Personalities Are Constantly Changing, Even if We Think They’re Not;
Here's what it says about your personality if you're constantly checking your phone; 8 small things you do that people use to judge your personality; What are the really small things that tell a lot about a person's psychology and personality?; What Your Handwriting Says About Your Personality; Job Advice: 5 Personality Traits That Can Boost Your Career; Job Stability? 5 Types of Employees That Companies Don’t Want Anymore; Overwhelming Majority of Companies Say Soft Skills Are Just as Important as Hard Skills, According to a New CareerBuilder Survey; Which Personality Traits Are Most Predictive of Well-Being?; How the structure of your brain influences your personality;
Characteristics of Electronic Cigarette Use Among Middle and High School Students — United States, 2015; Quitting Smoking Among Adults — United States, 2000–2015; The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Control; Health consequences of smoking; Health consequences of secondhand smoking; The Prohibition of Distributing Free Samples of Tobacco Products Guidance for Industry DRAFT GUIDANCE; New section: Chemicals in Tobacco; Chemicals in Cigarettes: From Plant to Product to Puff; Harmful and Potentially Harmful Constituents (HPHCs); Harmful and Potentially Harmful Constituents in Tobacco Products and Tobacco Smoke: Established List; Regular E-Cigarette Use Associated with CVD Risk Markers Vaping shows physiological effects similar to smoking, not attributable to nicotine; E-Cigarette Use Among Youth and
Young Adults A Report of the Surgeon General; E-Cigarettes and Young People: A Public Health Concern; Talk with Your Teen About E-cigarettes: A Tip Sheet for Parents; Study adds to evidence that electronic cigarettes are not harmless; Survey: 'Dripping' Common Among Teen E-Cig Users - Practice produces thicker vapor clouds, more volatile aldehydes; "Direct Dripping": A High-Temperature, High-Formaldehyde Emission Electronic Cigarette Use Method; This Man Is An Athlete In The Sport Of ‘Cloud Chasing’; 'Dripping' may be a new, dangerous trend for teens who vape; E-Cigarettes and “Dripping” Among High-School Youth;
E-Cigarettes Deliver Harmful Chemicals, Report Finds; E-cigarette use as a predictor of cigarette smoking: results from a 1-year follow-up of a national sample of 12th grade students; Vaping May Be 'One-Way Bridge' to Cigarettes for Teens Surveyed e-cig users had diminished view of smoking harms; Smokeless Tobacco: Health Effects;
Useful Sites Global Etiquette Rules: Why You Should Take Your Shoes Off in Japan; These national parks will offer free admission for 10 days in 2017; 7 things to avoid touching in a hotel room; Airplane Etiquette: The Most Annoying Passenger Behavior;
Webmastering Tools 63 Web Design Terms Every Marketer Should Know; Fonts & Feelings: Does Typography Connote Emotions?; 375,000 Pieces of Art You Can Use Without Restrictions; 28 Places to Download Free Images for Websites and Blogs;
Web Resources New section: Machine Learning; Machine learning: The smart person's guide; 30 security terms you need to know to protect yourself online; The nonsense – and danger – behind the algorithm economy; The top zero day Dark Web markets; Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity; Cybersecurity Framework; New section: Voice Assistants; 7 Scary Reasons You Shouldn’t Use Siri or Google Assistant; How much RAM does your PC need? Probably less than you think; Spora: The new ransomware that hijacks your computer; What is behind far too many security leaks? Laziness; Your Cell Phone Is Changing Your Personality; Does your smartphone make you less likely to trust others?; World's Biggest Data Breaches; It’s All In The Cards;Crash: how computers are setting us up for disaster; Over four billion data records were stolen in 2016; Artificial Intelligence: Legal, ethical, and policy issues;Essential Artificial Intelligence Glossary for Marketers; History of the Web; A Little History of the World Wide Web; Invention of the PC; 5 shocking new threats to your personal data; 10 Things Your Social Media Profile Says About You; No hype, just fact: Artificial intelligence in simple business terms; Data Breach Digest; akamai’s [state of the internet] / security Q4 2016 report;
Hacker Shows How Easy It Is To Hack People While Walking Around in Public; Why Nothing Works Anymore,Technology has its own purposes;
Wellness Resources Part I (1 - 5) Online Dating: The Do’s and Don’ts Everyone Needs to Know; Which Personality Traits Are Most Predictive of Well-Being?; 13 Scientifically Proven Signs You're in Love; Moving Out After a Breakup: 10 Ways to Make It as Painless as Possible; The Role of Sleep in Health NIH.gov 68-minute video;
Women's Health - Heart Disease and Stroke Women and Heart Disease Fact Sheet; Map of Women's Heart Disease Mortality, 2011-2013; Gender Differences in heart attack symptoms;Paracardial Fat a CV Risk Factor in Older Women - Strongest associations found among women with lower estradiol levels; What is Heart Disease; New section: Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD); SCAD: The Heart Attack That's Striking Young Women;
Writing Fake news invades science and science journalism as well as politics; Medical research coverage often contains too few independent, conflict-free comments; Time for change in science journalism?; Fake Medical Journals Are Spreading, And They Are Filled With Bad Science; How to quickly spot dodgy science; Therapeutic Touch Pseudoscience: The Tooth Fairy Strikes Again; Therapy Babble Hyperbolic, messy, pseudoscientific theories about therapy are all too common; Vanity and predatory academic publishers are corrupting the pursuit of knowledge; Predatory publishers criticised for 'unethical, unprincipled' tactics; Joke Science Papers Get Less Funny Every Year; The Ethics of Sarcastic Science; Literallyunbelievable.org; It's not just politics: 2016 was an epidemic year for fake news in science, too; Effective Note-Writing: A Primer for Psychiatry Residents; New section: Vocabulary; Moist. Probe. Crevice: Why Do We Hate Certain Words?; New section: Journaling; If You Want Better Mental Health, You Should Use Your Journal In This Way; How to Write a Case Study: The Ultimate Guide & Template; How to Create a Writing Style Guide Built for the Web [Free Template]; New section: Editing; The Ultimate Online Editing and Proofreading Checklist;
Career Resources 15 tricky job interview questions and how to answer them; The 4 Worst Types of Bosses and How to Handle Them; DNA testing for jobs may be on its way, warns Gartner; 7 Things You Should Remove from Your Resume; What Health Educators and Community Health Workers Do;10 Things You Should Remove From Your Resume;
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