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Posted Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 12:52 in Adnan Mahmud's blog
Want to learn more about the Obesity Data Challenge-winning app, HealthData+Obesity? Adnan Mahmud, founder and CEO of LiveStories and part of winning team, discusses the inspiration behind their app.
Posted Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 00:00 in Edward L. Hunter's blog
In recent decades, three things have grown at an astonishing rate: The obesity rate in our population, Health care costs, and The availability of health-related public-use data sets.
Posted Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 00:00 in Sandeep Patel's blog
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) aims to help researchers better understand the genetic components of breast cancer by launching a new prize competition called “...
Posted Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 10:40 in Chris Boone's blog
It’s hard to hide from the data – obesity is a growing and global challenge we must collectively fight.
Posted Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 12:00 in Paula Braun's blog
Want to use your design and coding skills to help detect new disease trends, uncover their causes, and determine what can be done to prevent future losses?
Posted Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 22:03 in Damon Davis's blog
Since the IDEA Lab is working to support a more modern and effective government, it’s time to deliver an effective modernization of HealthData.gov.
Posted Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 10:59 in Winifred Rossi's blog
Data from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN) are now available to qualified researchers through HealthData.gov.
Posted Friday, January 16, 2015 - 09:42 in Paula Braun's blog
Make a Difference in the Way CDC Visualizes Birth and Death Data
Posted Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 12:50 in Rob Rivers's blog
Without a doubt, one of the best ways to advance science and medical care is to make results from cutting-edge research publicly available and widespread, even before it’s published in a scientific journal.  The data...
Posted Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 15:18 in Taha Kass-Hout's blog
Every year, hundreds of human and animal foods, drugs, and medical devices are recalled from the market by manufacturers. These products may be labeled incorrectly or might pose health or safety issues.
Posted Monday, July 21, 2014 - 16:14 in David Hale's blog
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is committed to making health data more accessible and usable.  Oftentimes, the gap between open data and usable data is very wide.
Posted Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 11:00 in James Craver's blog
In the early 2014, the Health Indicators Warehouse staff developed a series of short lessons for developers new to using Application Programming Interfaces (API) and to educate them about accessing data though the HIW’s...