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Here at WVFC we have a long tradition of Medical Mondays, posts overseen by Dr. Pat Allen on the entire range of medical issues, concerns, and best practices.  It turns out we have been even wiser than we thought in our scheduling.

A new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that people consistently searched health topics early in the week.

Investigators from San Diego State University, the Santa Fe Institute, Johns Hopkins University, and the Monday Campaigns, analyzed “healthy” Google searches (searches that included the term healthy and were indeed health-related, e.g., “healthy diet”) originating in the U.S. from 2005 to 2012. They found that on average, searches for health topics were 30 percent more frequent at the beginning of the week than on days later in the week, with the lowest average number of searches on Saturday.

This pattern was consistent year after year, week after week, using a daily measure to represent the proportion of healthy searches to the total number of searches each day.

See you this Medical Monday—today (and every day, we hope).


With thanks to The New Inquiry for such  great aggregating.

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