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August 12, 2007

Newsletter 8-12-07

Filed under: newsletter — seniorgeek @ 7:19 pm

Today’s newsletter is all about health and health related information. Each site listed has so much to offer so take your time when visiting each site.

The national cancer institute has a good selection of information on all types of cancer and cancer related illnesses. There are areas on treatment, how to cope, what to do, testing, and more. This is a good reference site to bookmark.

John Hopkins Medical Institute offers a weekly podcast looking at the top medical stories of the week for people who want to become informed participants in their own health care. With Elizabeth Tracey, director of electronic media for Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Rick Lange M.D., chief of clinical cardiology at Johns Hopkins. The description of each podcast and program notes are readily available.

The Mayo Clinic offers a great place to start to do a self diagnosis of any ailment you might have. They cover both adult and children symptoms. As soon as you click on a problem, the questions begin to help you define in great detail what your symptoms are so an accurate diagnoses can be made based on your input.

Another place to check to help with diagnosing a medical problem is Medline Plus. This site offers animated graphics and each tutorial explains a procedure or condition in easy-to-read language. You can also listen to the tutorial if you so desire. All the animations are Flash based so make sure you have the Flash plugin installed.

The Atlas of the Body from the American Medical Association has a completes summary of what happened within your body. I checked on Nervous System to see how well and informative it was and came away with a lot of interesting information. This site will keep you attention for many hours and you read about how the body functions.

“The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.”



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