TEDMED

Your health depends on where you live: Bill Davenhall on TED.com

Posted by: Matthew Trost

Where you live: It impacts your health as much as diet and genes do, but it’s not part of your medical records. At TEDMED, Bill Davenhall shows how overlooked government geo-data (from local heart-attack rates to toxic dumpsite info) can mesh with mobile GPS apps to keep doctors in the loop. Call it “geo-medicine.” (Recorded at TEDMED, October 2009, San Diego, CA. Duration: 9:25)

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