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Online Medical Advice

It’s that time of year again. Yep, all the colds,
the flu and everything in between are back again. So, wouldn’t it be nice
to have some place you could go for fast medical advice? Well, I’ve got
just the thing for you today! This is the perfect tip for just about
anybody. It doesn’t matter how old you are, we all have to go to the
doctor at some point or another. And let’s face it, sometimes they can be
a bit confusing. They may tell you you’re suffering from this or you have
that and you need to do this, etc., etc. It could go on and on. In
situations like that, good medical advice can be priceless!

So, I’m here today to tell you what you can do to make all of that just a
little easier on yourself. Here’s the scenario: You have an appointment
with your doctor and you leave their office feeling more confused than
ever. You went in thinking you only had back pains and you left with some
sort of “condition.” And even though you asked your doctor to
clarify, you still didn’t catch on, so you just head on home. (Sometimes
they can just be too smart for their own good!) Well, when you get home,
just sit down in front of your computer and get connected to the
Internet.

There are several excellent medical Web sites you can visit to get
complete, trustworthy advice. Here’s a list of the four best medical
sites online today:

1.) WebMD – This is one of the best
around. It is the main leader in medical reference Web sites and it just
has thousands of articles you can read through for advice. You will find
an explanation for just about anything on this site and you can take mini
tests that will shed some light on what could be ailing you. This site is
good for both men and women.

2.) MayoClinic – This name may
sound familiar to you. It is similar to WebMD in that it can help you
figure out your diagnosis and it even has a lot of information about
drugs and supplements you may have been prescribed to by your doctor.
This site also has an “Ask the Specialist” section where you
can ask other doctors to help explain what your doctor couldn’t get
across to you. It’s more of a laid back type situation and you’ll
probably feel more comfortable asking about it this way.

3.)

eMedicineHealth.com
– This site is a little different than the first
two, but it’s an excellent resource, nonetheless. It is geared more
toward helping with first aid issues. It goes over procedures you should
use when dealing with certain emergencies. This site can actually help
you figure out what to do before you plan a visit to your
doctor.

4.)

HealthAtoZ.com
– This is another Web site that just has gobs and gobs
of medical suggestions, tips and advice. This is actually a good back up
site to check on if none of the others have what you’re looking for.

There is actually one more site I want to tell you about, but it’s a
little different than the others. It’s called
RX List and it
provides information for all the prescriptions you might have to take. It
goes over what side effects can come from certain drugs as well. All in
all, these five Web sites are very helpful if you ever have any questions
about your medical issues.

Okay, so you might be wondering why you would want to look online for
medical assistance. How can you trust that information? Well, of course,
the ultimate decision to use these sites or not would be up to you, but
the information is provided by registered doctors, so you can be sure
they know what they’re talking about. There are other sites on the Web
that may not be so reliable and that’s why I only told you about the
above five.

Another good thing about online medical sites is that you could even
combat having to go to the doctor in the first place if you use them as
resources. If something is bothering you, you can always visit one of
these sites and find information about it before you even call the
doctor’s office to schedule an appointment. Almost every disease,
condition, etc. is covered on one of these sites, so you should at least
be able to find a little information about it first. Then, if you still
feel like you need to see your doctor, you will know a little better of
what you should ask them. The Web site information will help you prepare
and you’ll even impress your doctor by doing so!

One more thing you may want to try before you run off to the doctor is a
support group. If you just want to talk to other people about your
medical problems, you can do so by joining an online support group. This
way, you can remain anonymous while you exchange e-mails, message board
posts, etc. with other people who can help with your questions and
concerns. You can find a list of all the support groups by doing a search
on Google (or any other search engine) for “support
groups.”

So, there you have it. Medical advice and so much more right at your
fingertips. Here’s to a healthy winter season!

~ Erin

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~ by thoughtcrime2 on November 28, 2007.

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