IHME http://kplu.org en Health mystery: Wash. bucks national trend, now less active http://kplu.org/post/health-mystery-wash-bucks-national-trend-now-less-active <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There’s some truth to Washington’s image as a </span>mecca<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for the physically active. When it comes to exercise, several counties in the state rank in the top 50 out of more than 3,000 counties in the country. But that ranking hides a less flattering trend.</span></p><p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 9305 at http://kplu.org Health mystery: Wash. bucks national trend, now less active Big data gets another blessing from Bill Gates http://kplu.org/post/big-data-gets-another-blessing-bill-gates <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sometimes seeing data presented in the right way can change your entire view of the world.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Bill Gates says that’s what happened to him 20 years ago, with global health:</p><blockquote><p>“I was completely stunned by the burden of disease in poor countries, to see that diarrhea was killing literally millions of children, and that some of those causes of diarrhea, like rotavirus, were preventable," he said. "There was a vaccine available in rich countries, but ironically, not in poor countries."</p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 20:54:17 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 7903 at http://kplu.org Big data gets another blessing from Bill Gates Living longer, but sicker in the USA http://kplu.org/post/living-longer-sicker-usa <p></p><p>Americans are likely to live longer than we might have in the past – but the quality of our golden years appears to be getting worse, when it comes to health.</p><p>A new study by Seattle researchers shows Alzheimer’s, depression, and back pain have been increasing dramatically since 1990. Tue, 05 Mar 2013 02:10:42 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 7897 at http://kplu.org Living longer, but sicker in the USA What’s making us sick ... and what’s not http://kplu.org/post/what-s-making-us-sick-and-what-s-not <p></p><p>In 2012, it’s more likely to be obesity than infectious disease, even in many so-called "poor" countries.</p><p>People around the world are living longer – but they're also more likely to get sick from diseases that are common in America. These trends are highlighted in an ambitious Seattle-based project to track health and sickness in countries around the world.</p><p></p> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 17:01:00 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 7350 at http://kplu.org What’s making us sick ... and what’s not