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Online Health Information - Should You Trust It?

Online Health Information – Should You Trust It?

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 you.

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 the page).

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.… Read more ...

Senior Health Tips To Stay Healthier

Senior Health Tips To Stay Healthier

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

  1. Lifestyle
  2. Diet
  3. Physical activity
  4. Past and present health conditions
  5. Hereditary health problems

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

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Good Reasons To Choose Roadside Assistance

Good Reasons To Choose Roadside Assistance

It is a dark night, the kind where the moon and the stars go missing. A young couple is driving along an unlit highway with nothing between them and total darkness but the stretch of light beaming from the headlights. There is a clash of thunder, a flash of lighting, and rain falls in sheets, streaming so fast down the windshield that the view before the man whose driving becomes a collage of wavy distortions. He leans forward, squinting, as his new wife beside him starts begging him to pull over. He ignores her, focusing all of his concentration on the road. Suddenly, a figure appears in the lights. He slams on the brakes. He swerves. The car spins out of control. His body braces for impact, but they are lucky. The car slides into a ditch. As they emerge from the vehicle, they spot a deer gazing at them from the opposite side of the road. Twenty miles have passed since they last saw any sign of life. The next town is fifteen miles ahead on the map. Thankfully, he gets a signal on his cell phone and is able to call roadside assistance.

Accidents like this happen every day. No one knows exactly when they are going to need help. Where psychic ability falls short, it helps to be prepared. Roadside plans can deliver a number of useful services. Most insurance companies offer this beneficial option. It is also available through credit card companies, or can … Read more ...

Eat Pizza And Still Stay Healthy

Eat Pizza And Still Stay Healthy

Most people think that to eat healthy you must give up all of your favorite foods. We have some tips and suggestions on how to eat right and still eat the foods you love. These are even great for kids and they will help to provide all of the essential nutrients that you need each and every day. You can even continue to enjoy foods like pizza with a few modifications.

It is much easier than most people think to make a vegetarian meal. Some of these recipes are quick and easy to make. Vegetarian stuffed bell peppers, for example, can be cooked in the microwave and taste great. These are super healthy and give you plenty of nutrition. A lot of Mexican dishes can also be made without meat and still have plenty of taste.

Beans and lentils can be substituted and give your meals more than enough protein. Most doctors agree that people actually eat far more protein than is necessary to stay healthy and give your body what it needs. Cutting a lot of the meat we eat each day can help to balance our diet and even help in losing weight.

Dishes like pizza can often be made much more nutritious and still taste great. Using a whole wheat crust can help to give you more fiber while using low fat or fat free cheese can help to significantly reduce calories. Soy cheese may also be used to make a vegan vegetarian dish. You can also … Read more ...

3 Essentials To A Fuller and Healthier Life

3 Essentials To A Fuller and Healthier Life

One of the most common misgivings people have when it comes to embarking upon a healthy living plan is that they believe it will be prohibitively expensive to implement. At first glance it is easy to see where they are coming from. Gym memberships and fitness equipment don’t come cheap and a huge number of the supplements on the market, certainly in the fitness market, seem hugely expensive. However, it’s not all bad news.

You can make some hugely significant changes to your life for FREE! In this day and age with everybody living such hectic, stressful lives it is easy to overlook the basic fundamentals of healthy living, and to concentrate on the latest fad diet or exercise gimmick to provide us with the quick fix that so many people crave. So lets just take a minute to check out the 3 essentials to leading a healthier life, things we can implement right now without spending a dime.

There is a magic elixir that can cure all ills and is completely overlooked by most people. It’s name, Water! For years, doctors, nutritional experts and fitness trainers have recommended that drinking eight 8 ounce glasses of water a day is an absolute must to maintain good health. Drinking more will help burn extra fat by increasing lipolysis and mobilizing stored fat.

Of course there have been countless studies into this. The University of Utah carried out one of the most recent. They found that people who drink the … Read more ...

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