Healthline.com, a leading source of online health and wellness information, today published a new visual interactive tool that analyzes county-level diabetes incidence and the overlap with average household income levels, poverty rates, and "food deserts" - areas where healthy, affordable food is unavailable. Using data from the US Census and the CDC's Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Healthline has created the first multi-tiered tool to examine adult diabetes on a national scale in conjunction with relevant socio-economic factors.
Aside from locating hotels, tourist attractions and other entertainment spots in the city, the map also features the hospitals, clinics, spas, dental and eye care centers, aesthetic centers, and other health and wellness facilities that meet the international standards of the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH) International, which is accredited by the International Society for Quality in Healthcare.
Want to see the map online? I don't think you can.
Some 10,000 copies of the map—produced by healthcare management group HealthCORE—will be distributed free in all tourism establishments in Makati, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport and in Philippine tourism and trade offices worldwide in a bid to boost medical tourism.
- Inquirer News
There's another health tourism map his week, but this one is also aimed at retirees looking for a place near medical facilities.
Traveling 4 Health And Retirement releases 1st user centric medical resources map for easy and interactive navigation and discovery of the world's leading travel, healthcare, and retirement destinations.
The site was down when I tried to visit.
- press release
Michelle Obama and others (including a paragraph above!) talk quite a lot about "food deserts."
But two new studies have found something unexpected. Such neighborhoods not only have more fast food restaurants and convenience stores than more affluent ones, but more grocery stores, supermarkets and full-service restaurants, too. And there is no relationship between the type of food being sold in a neighborhood and obesity among its children and adolescents.