Month: March 2010

5 Stories: Heart and Sleep

Recently ABC News (and others) ran a story about how doctors in Sweden discovered an increase in heart attacks every year when the clocks spring forward and similarly a decrease in heart attacks when the clocks fall back. What’s surprising…

5 Stories: Breast Cancer Screening

Late last year the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released a report that significantly changed the breast cancer screening guidelines for women. They raised the age where mammograms are recommended from 40 to 50. This set off a firestorm in…

Abusing Reconciliation?

Datagraphics can be used to inject civility into public debates. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell (and others) has been quoted as saying that reconciliation has never been used to pass something like health care before. And people who are  pre-disposed…

Reviewing an NYTimes Infographic

Recently the New York Times ran an infographic on the proposed 2011 Federal Budget.  It’s a nearly perfect use of the treemap capability in data visualization where the size of the boxes is proportional to the amount of spending. If…