Entries by Carol Torgan, Ph.D.

Health 2.0 goes to Washington: Aretha Franklin would be proud

There were several themes that resonated throughout the recent Health 2.0 Goes To Washington conference. Two of the most powerful and provocative ones centered on patients and data. R-E-S-P-E-C-T Patients want – and deserve – respect. The kind of R-E-S-P-E-C-T that Aretha Franklin favors. It’s simple: patients are at the center of the health care […]

Preparing for Life’s Little Mishaps While Engaging Your Kids in Outdoor Play

Guest post by Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA “Play, Incorporating Animistic and Magical Thinking Is Important Because It: Fosters the healthy, creative and emotional growth of a child; Forms the best foundation for later intellectual growth. Provides a way in which children get to know the world and creates possibilities for different ways of responding […]

Utilizing Mobile Technology and New Media to Encourage Mobile Lifestyles

Using Mobile Technology And New Media To Encourage Mobile Lifestyles from ctorgan The fast moving, participatory world of social media is embraced by the White House and the CDC, as well as by professional athletes and major corporations. This presentation, given by invitation at the 2010 American College of Sports Medicine Health and Fitness Summit, […]