The Unscripted Weekly: Technology and Health

The Unscripted Weekly features links to various articles I have come across in my travels across the internet.  Feel free to share your own internet journeys, and thoughts on these articles in the comments section.

Well, well, well.  Who knew?  How many times have you used your iPhone calculator, typed in a wrong number, and had to erase the entire string of numbers because, hey, where is that backspace?  I’ll tell you where it is.  Hidden.  Until now.  Check out where that little backspace has been hiding here.

Keeping on the technology trend, take a look at all the things we no longer do because of it. This article definitely brought me back to the days of newspapers, VCRs, and phone booths.

The recent drop in vaccination rates is beyond worrisome, and Minnesota is smack in the middle of a health crisis due to the largest outbreak of measles the state has seen. Vaccination rates have dropped by 50% over the last 10 years for certain segments of the population, and that is cause for alarm.

The weather is warming up for most of the United States, and unfortunately, that means mosquitoes and ticks are on the scene.  Check out the latest information on the diseases that are out there, and how to protect yourself.

Last, but definitely not least is alarming research on the rise of hospitalizations due to suicidal thoughts and/or self harm by our young adults.  It’s a topic that is scary and upsetting, but it is critical that we work to understand what is going on with our youth, and how we can support them differently than we have in the past.

“Man’s best support is a very dear friend.”     ~Cicero


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