You or a loved one is newly
diagnosed with a serious health condition. Or maybe your doctor has prescribed
a new medication and you’re concerned about side effects. Or you need surgery
and want to know what to expect. Where do you turn? According to the Pew
Research Center, if you’re like 80% of the Internet users out there, you’ve
looked for health-related information online. But type “cancer” into
a search engine and you’ll get over 306,000,000 (yes, million!) results. Where
do you begin? And can you trust what you find? Here are some guidelines to help
Things to Look for in a Legitimate Health Site
First of all, what does the URL
or website address end in? If it’s a.gov (government site),.org (organization’s
site), (educational site), the
information there is most likely to be trustworthy. If it’s a.com, you’ll have
to look closer. The site may be legitimate, but it may also be trying to sell
you something, or contain inaccurate information.
Is there an author or
organization associated with the website? If an author is listed, what are his
or her credentials?
Is there “contact”
information available — an address, phone number or email? Is there an
“about us page?
When was the site last updated?
Is the information current? (You may find this information near the bottom of
Look to see if there is an
HONcode or similar indication of accreditation. These sites must go through an
approval process and follow certain ethical guidelines.
Be Very Cautious…
Be aware that the highlighted
links that appear at the top of the page or over at the right after you’ve
typed in a search term are “sponsored” or paid ads. They may be
trying to sell you something.
Are there a lot of misspellings or poor
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Our body experiences a total
change with age. The body loses its endurance making the organs weak. As a
result, the body is easily affected by a number of serious illnesses and also
requires a lot of time to recover from diseases that make the body weaker. To
avoid such problems in the later years of our lives, early prevention with
special health tips seems to be the best choice.
A major component of senior
health involves involving educating the elderly about general health issues
that can affect our health naturally as we get older. Certain things must be
considered as follows
Things to consider for a Healthy Life for seniors
and present health conditions
There are a number of senior
health programs organized by a number of health organizations that provide
services related to routine medical examinations and assist in understanding
early warning signs of general health problems that may occur due to aging. It
also provides the right treatment at the right time through the right
diagnosis. It also improves health conditions and can make a significant difference
in quality of life.
It is important to refer to
special care based on personal health issues and age considerations.
Appropriate consultation for health guidelines is very important at this stage
because seniors often undergo various medications that increase the risk of
drug conflicts with some side effects. To get the right treatment such
complications must be considered.
Some Heath Maintenance Tips That Are Useful for Seniors
- Drink plenty of water throughout the day to
- Prevent osteoporosis by increasing calcium
- Eat healthy foods that are rich in essential
vitamins and proteins with little fat
- To prevent poor memory conditions, increase the
amount of Vitamin B12 in food
- Add herbs
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