Wellchamps is dedicated to disseminating health information from latest scientific studies on healthy life styles and promoting the health concept that a small change in health behaviors can make a big difference.
Each year, numerous scientific studies on health behaviors, health care and outcomes are conducted. For sure, their findings have enriched people’s understanding of health; however, most time, the dissemination of the findings are limited to the circle of academia and researchers by presenting at professional conferences or publishing in peer-reviewed journals. Ordinary people have limited access to those findings. Even if they have access of the health literature, how much can they understand the medical and statistical terminologies? Usually, very little. The sad fact is “Scientists are talking, but mostly to each other.”
Therefore, one goal of Wellchamps is to let the general public benefit more from the useful health study findings by providing scientific-based information with language that is easy to understand. We do not intend to educate people or identify any specific ways to best deal with a health issue; rather, we hope the information can serve as valuable resources and references when people make health-related decisions. As Ronald Reagan said, “Information is the oxygen of the modern age.” The more one is informed, the more likely she/he makes the right decision.
Suleski, J. & Ibaraki, M. (2010): Scientists are talking, but mostly to each other: a quantitative analysis of research represented in mass media. Public Understanding of Science. 19(1), 115-125.
The information posted on the Wellchamps blog is not intended to treat or cure any medical condition or disease. All decisions about clinical care should be made in consultation with your treating physician.