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1. For the latest in health technology innovation
Publisher: Dan Kendall / Part of the Health Podcast Network
Title: Digital Health Today
Avg. Episode Length: 25 minutes
Description: This podcast features the insights, experience and knowledge of health tech innovators from around the world.
What is The Disaster Diaries of Rhyane Jane?
It’s the first media production of Let’s Talk Public Health, and we’re absolutely and completely excited about it. The Disaster Diaries of Rhyane Jane (DDRJ) is an edutainment web series that includes:
Part of health communication is working with unexpected, non-traditional partners to share health messages in innovative and engaging ways. The “Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World” exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History is just that. This novel exhibit communicates about infectious disease outbreaks to the public using interactive multimedia and gamification.
FOX's 9-1-1 is a procedural drama series that follows the lives of police officers, firefighters, paramedics, dispatchers and other first responders in Los Angeles. Given that the show covers medical and other emergencies, there are several edutaining moments in each episode. For Stroke Awareness Month, we're highlighting this clip.
When first responders arrive on the scene of a domestic dispute, they separate the husband and wife and assess the situation and injuries. They think this is a routine incident, until the husband brings something to their attention: His wife is not British.
In recognition of Children’s Book Week and Reading is Fun Week, we wanted to share some of our favorite infectious disease reads. Future epidemiologists, this list is for you.
Trigger Warning: Sexual Assault
For Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, we’re adding Speak to the Let’s Talk Public Health Movie List. Speak tells the story of teenager Melinda Sordino. Before the start of her freshman year of high school, Melinda attends an end-of-summer house party with her friends. While at the party, she meets a senior. They spend time together, talking and dancing. The night almost seems magical, until it turns into a nightmare for Melinda. She calls the police to the house that night, busting the party. But she leaves without reporting what happened to her. As students flee the party, Melinda’s friends find each other and drive off without her, leaving Melinda to walk home alone, disheveled with her shoes in her hands.
This past weekend, I rewatched a movie that I would not have originally classified as public health related, but it really is. To what film am I referring? Cabin Fever. The name even suggests its public health relevance, but when I saw this movie when it first came out in 2002, it was marketed as more of a horror flick. I remembered it as such. But in fact, it's more of an infectious disease thriller.
The movie tells the story of five college friends that rent a cabin in the woods for a week. Before they get there, it's clear that there is some infectious pathogen lurking in the woods; a local farmer is seen coming across infected animals. Our group of friends arrives during the early stages of an outbreak. One of them comes across the now infected and contagious farmer, and the disease quickly spreads.
Book: Inside the Outbreaks: The Elite Medical Detectives of the Epidemic Intelligence Service
Author: Mark Pendergrast
Note: I've just finished part one (p.1-106) of the book, The Grand Adventures of Dr. Langmuir's Boys (1951-1970).
I'm adding this book to the Let's Talk Public Health reading list for all of the infectious disease and shoe-leather epidemiology enthusiasts out there.