Monday, January 25, 2010

Bill Davenhall: Your health depends on where you live

Acute Myocardial Infarction Geographic Prevalence Map

"Geography is destiny in medicine." -- Jack Lord, MD

Bill Davenhall: Your health depends on where you live

Where you live: It impacts your health as much as diet and genes do, but it's not part of your medical records. Bill Davenhall shows how overlooked government geo-data (from local heart-attack rates to toxic dumpsite info) can mesh with mobile GPS apps to keep doctors in the loop. Call it "geo-medicine."

EPA: Toxics Release Inventory Program

EPA: MyEnvironment [enter your zip code for location-specific data]

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