Infographics, or the combination of information and graphic design, blend complex data with eye-pleasing images and formatting to translate large amounts of information quickly and clearly. Useful for a variety of fields, including health care, infographics offer another way to share information.
Here are a few health care-related infographics that were produced in 2012:
Spotlight on Men’s Health
This infographic explores men’s health in the United States, and includes some staggering statistics:
- Seven million American men have not attended a physician’s appointment in more than 10 years.
- Two-thirds of men would not seek a health care professional if they were experiencing chest pain or shortness of breath, two early warning signs of a heart attack.
The content of this infographic is for informational purposes only; however, it is not meant for health guidance. Consult a health care professional with all health-related questions. Created in June 2012.
A Dangerous Game: Student Athletes and Head Trauma
For student athletes, concussions and head injuries are a very real threat. These types of injuries can be difficult to recognize, so this infographic was developed to provide information to health care professionals, athletic groups, and parents about these dangers.
Each year, 1.6 to 3.8 million sports-related concussions occur, and approximately half of those hospitalized are 24 years old or younger. Fewer than 10% of occurrences result in loss of consciousness, making diagnoses a challenge.
The content of this infographic is for informational purposes only; however, it is not meant for health guidance. Consult a health care professional with all health-related questions. Created in April 2012.
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