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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Esri in Fast Company Top Health Innovators and other Health GIS News

Esri was number 9 in the Top 10 Healthcare of the World's 50 Most Innovative Companies put together by Fast Company. The blurb seems to refer to Esri's several year old My Place History app.

- Fast Company via @michael_d_gould

Concerned about the health of uphostry, clothing and other goods after the moth attacks in the UK? There's a map for that.

The new high tech map, developed by moth & homecare company Caraselledirect, shows where moths armies are on the move.

Tapping a postcode into the site at http://www.sosmoths.com - reveals the location and frequency of attacks in your area, day by day.

It's not clear there is any potential issues for human health.

- press release

For the first time, a highly detailed report compiled by the Cuyahoga County health board [OH]provides a wide-ranging look at the state of cancer in the county.

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health Comprehensive Cancer Report of 2011 scrutinizes all angles of the approximately 7,541 cancer cases diagnosed and the average of 3,353 cancer deaths reported every year between 2002-2006.

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It is that compilation of information -- detailing information for the county's 58 suburbs and the city of Cleveland and its 36 neighborhoods -- that local health officials say could potentially spur the community's vast health resources to better pinpoint where to target prevention efforts, treatment and other services. The report also promises to be a valuable tool that other researchers hope will be used to guide their work and to support grant applications.

- Cleveland.com

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