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Mapping Health Information Ecologies

As humans, we normally make decisions in our heads by blending related data from various domains of our lives. We model each judgement in our minds by our intentions, activities, places, and time. e.g. I want to improve my health today, so I'll manage my diet, get some exercise, and engage in low stress activities.

How did you sleep last night?

As my colleagues know, that I am blogging at this hour of the morning is an indication that I have had a bad night's sleep.  I am not alone. Approximately 29 percent of U.S. adults report sleeping less than seven hours per night (the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) recommend seven to nine hours) and as many as 70 million have chronic sleep and wakefulness disorders.

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