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I am a Vietnamese woman. This is my truth: I already hear things like “Welcome to America” and “Me Love You Long Time”. Bringing back another historically racist production that reaches a wide audience that may not know the rich history, culture, and traditions of my people, would continue to perpetuate the unhealthy stereotypes for Vietnamese people and especially women.

- Diana

Tumblr created to protest Miss Saigon musical.

Educating women about the Affordable Care Act

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) wants to help women understand the Affordable Care Act, and is offering $25,000 in awards for “an innovative, educational tool that informs women about enrollment in their state’s Marketplace as well as key provisions of the Affordable Care Act designed specifically to improve their health and that of their families.”

Details here.

Challenge for software developers to utilize health data recently released by Medicare to create visualizations and apps that help consumers compare costs for care at hospitals across the country. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation sponsoring awards ranging from $5K to $50K.

Details here.


Teens are sharing more personal information on their profiles than in the past. They choose private settings for Facebook, but share with large networks of friends. 60% of teen Facebook users keep their profiles private.

Brand spanking new report out today on teens and their digital lives. Teen twitter use has grown substantially; 24% of teens use twitter, up from 16% in 2011. But Facebook is still most popular. This infographic says it all, but stop by the report for the nitty gritty.

In some ways, our Tumblr feels a bit like ‘MinnPost after dark.’ We approach things with more humor or snark — within reason — and try to show the personality of the organization
MinnPost Tumblr-er Kaeti Hinck, in How some news orgs use Tumblr | Poynter. (via minnpost)

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Infographic on Youth Sports Concussion Laws.


Mobile health apps, like the Breathometer, will need to be regulated, according to the FDA.

The agency is currently holding hearings aimed at clarifying the types of apps it will regulate, and plans to release its final guidelines in October.

Personal wellness apps such as pedometers or heart-rate monitors would not be regulated, but an app that collects and analyzes heart and brain signals would.

The market for mobile health (or mHealth) services will likely reach $26 billion globally by 2017.

Source: Chicago Tribune.

"…the single most important lesson in mHealth: the technology is the easy part." — Tina Rosenberg, in the NY Times Opinionator.


90 Years of TIME Magazine Covers in 120 Seconds


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There are some solid options in here. This one is my favorite:

The last useful behavior app is called TeacherKit.  This app focuses less on rewarding students for behavior, but keeping track of a student’s overall progress.  Like the other apps this is great for tracking a student’s behavior and allows a teacher to email a report of the student’s progress.  What’s great about this app is that a teacher can keep all the information they need about the student on one profile.  Some of the features include a gradebook, attendance, behavior and health notes, and allows a teacher to back up their database to DropBox so that you can restore your data anytime from the cloud.

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