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Enrollment for New Health Insurance Exchanges Begins on Oct 1, 2013; HealthCare.gov Updated to Help Consumers Prepare
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Enrollment for New Health Insurance Exchanges Begins on Oct 1, 2013; HealthCare.gov Updated to Help Consumers Prepare

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) announced on June 24 that open enrollment for the new federally-run health insurance exchange (called the "Health Insurance Marketplace") being implemented under the Health Care Law, will begin O...

New USFDA Website Warns of Dangers of Buying Drugs Online
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New USFDA Website Warns of Dangers of Buying Drugs Online

Many consumers, especially those who do not have health insurance, may consider purchasing prescription medicines from an online pharmacy -- both to save money and for the convenience of shopping online. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has p...

Be Aware of Health Frauds Online
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Be Aware of Health Frauds Online

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns consumers to be careful when buying medicine and other health products online. They advise that some websites sell medicine that may not be safe and could put your health at risk. They also caution “I...

The FDA's Role in Reviewing the Safety & Efficacy of Dietary Supplements
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The FDA's Role in Reviewing the Safety & Efficacy of Dietary Supplements

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) makes clear that it does not conduct a pre-market review of dietary supplements. Dietary supplements are not approved by the government for safety and effectiveness before they are marketed. However, Vasi...

New High Value Care Guides for Patients Are Jointly Announced by American College of Physicians & Consumer Reports
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New High Value Care Guides for Patients Are Jointly Announced by American College of Physicians & Consumer Reports

The American College of Physicians (ACP) and Consumer Reports jointly announced yesterday that they will work together to produce a new series of "High Value Care" guides to help patients understand what are appropriate treatments for common health pro...

New Patient Guides & Treatment Decision Aids Provided by AHRQ
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New Patient Guides & Treatment Decision Aids Provided by AHRQ

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) is providing a new series of Guides for Patients and Consumers. These new Guides for Patients and Consumers include Consumer Guides su...

Health Information Website by NIH Provides Updated Consumer Health Information
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The Health Information website of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) provides constantly updated consumer health information. It is located at: Seniors' Health Men's Health The MedlinePlus Guide to Healthy Web Surfing How to E...

Updated Information on Prescription Drugs Provided by US Govt Websites
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Updated Information on Prescription Drugs Provided by US Govt Websites

The U.S. Government's official web portal, USA.gov, indicates that as of July 20, 2011, updated information has been added to several government websites providing information and resources on prescription medications, drug interactions, and coverage o...

Cleveland Clinic – A-Z Guide to Consumer Health Information
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Cleveland Clinic's website features an A to Z guide to consumer health information.  This is a very good place to start to obtain basic information about any of a great number of diseases or conditions that may affect your senior loved.  In additi...

Diseases and Conditions – MayoClinic.com
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Link to Mayo Clinic's Information on Medical Conditions and Diseases -  A to Z. This is a good place to start in your research of the various medical conditions with which your senior loved one may be challenged. Get a general and basic understand...

How to Give Continuous Chest Compression CPR
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A Mayo Clinic presentation of how to give CPR to to those who have suffered a heart attack. This is a new method of CPR called Continuous Chest Compression CPR, which does not involve breathing into the mouth of the patient. This new method of CPR is...

NIHSeniorHealth: Videos on Senior Health, Medical and Wellness Topics
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A collection of multiple videos on over 36 different medical conditions and related topics, presented by the National Institutes of Health, SeniorHealth Website. This is an excellent resource for basic information on most common medical conditions f...

A Helpful Guide Book to Home Caregiving by the American Medical Association
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A Helpful Guide Book to Home Caregiving by the American Medical Association

The American Medical Association Guide to Home Caregiving provides information on how to: Arrange a room to adapt to a loved one’s needs Give medications, monitor symptoms, deal with incontinence, provide emotional support, and relieve boredom ...

HealthFinder.gov
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HealthFinder.gov, a website operated by the National Health Information Center of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, provides links to a wealth of consumer health, wellness, and medical information. Visit

MedlinePlus
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MedinePlus, a website maintained by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, under the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, provides comprehensive consumer health information on a variety of health topics. Videos an...

WebMD & Other Commercial Providers of Health Information
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WebMD.com provides a comprehensive resource of consumer health information, including news and information on a variety of health conditions, as well as information on wellness and healthy living. Visit Harvard Health (which includes medical informa...

THE MERCK MANUAL MEDICAL LIBRARY: The Merck Manual of Medical Information–Home Edition
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The Merck Manual of Online Health Information is a recognized comprehensive resource of health and medical information for consumers.  The Editorial Board of the Online Version consists of  15 Medical Doctors (MD's),  and each of the Editor-In-Chief...

NOAH – New York Online Access to Health
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UPDATE - MAY 22, 2013: HelpingYouCare® has received notice today that NOAH closed in January, 2013, and their website referenced below is no longer available. This website of NOAH provides excellent links to a wealth of good online information...

CAPHIS | Top 100 Health Websites You Can Trust
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Links provided by the Consumer and Patient Health Information Section (CAPHIS) of the Medical Library Association, to what they deem the "Top 100 Health Websites You Can Trust." This is an excellent resource to search for qu...

FamilyDoctor.org – American Academy of Family Physicians
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Good source of "Health information for the whole family" provided by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Includes health information on conditions - A to Z - plus links to Health Tools, inlcuding, *  Dictionary *  Calculator *  Tr...

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Muscle Cramps
March 28, 2013 Posted by Senior Editor
Muscle Cramps

Dr. Bob from the DrBobShow.com tells us what causes muscle cramps and suggests some remedies. Watch »

CDC Advises on Flu Prevention; Reports on Flu Epidemic Sweeping Nation
January 11, 2013 Posted by Editor
CDC Advises on Flu Prevention; Reports on Flu Epidemic Sweeping Nation

According to the latest Seasonal Flu Surveillance (FluView) Report, issued today by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "the United States is having an early flu season with most of the country now experiencing high levels of inf...

Learn How to Spot and Avoid Health Fraud
November 2, 2012 Posted by Editor
Learn How to Spot and Avoid Health Fraud

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) urges consumers to be on guard against fraudulent products claiming to treat, prevent, or cure a wide variety of medical conditions. FDA provides information and resources on its website on Health Fraud, i...

Signs That a Headache Could be Dangerous, Featured in Johns Hopkins Health Alert
October 17, 2012 Posted by Editor
Signs That a Headache Could be Dangerous, Featured in Johns Hopkins Health Alert

In a Health Alert published October 17, 2012 by Johns Hopkins, Peter Goadsby, M.D., Ph.D., a neurologist who is director of the Headache Center at the University of California at San Francisco, lists some of the signs and symptoms that may indicate a h...

National Parkinson Foundation Offers Helpline for Patients and Families
September 28, 2012 Posted by Editor
National Parkinson Foundation Offers Helpline for Patients and Families

The National Parkinson Foundation is offering a free telephone Helpline for Parkinson's patients and their families. The Helpline at 1-800-4PD-INFO (1-800-473-4636), is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. eastern time. Accord...

Dizziness & Balance Disorders Arise from Conditions Common with Aging, Experts Report
September 5, 2012 Posted by Editor
Dizziness & Balance Disorders Arise from Conditions Common with Aging, Experts Report

"More than 4 in 10 Americans will experience an episode of dizziness sometime during their lives that’s significant enough to send them to a doctor," according to the August, 2012 issue of NIH News in Health, a monthly newsletter published by the Nat...

HHS Provides Tool to Find Out How the President’s Health Care Law Benefits You & Your State
August 23, 2012 Posted by Editor
HHS Provides Tool to Find Out How the President’s Health Care Law Benefits You & Your State

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services announced a new tool to help you find out how the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (President Obama's signature Health Care Law - which some call "Obamacare") is benefiting people in your s...

Harvard Health Publishes New Joint Pain Relief Workout
July 9, 2012 Posted by Editor
Harvard Health Publishes New Joint Pain Relief Workout

Harvard Health Publications has published a new Special Health Report entitled, "The Joint Pain Relief Workout: Healing exercises for your shoulders, hips, knees, and ankles." The Report provides exercises designed by doctors at Harvard Medical Sc...

HHS Launches New Web-Based Tool to Measure Performance of Health Care System
May 22, 2012 Posted by Editor
HHS Launches New Web-Based Tool to Measure Performance of Health Care System

In a news release issued May 15, 2012, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) announced the launch of the Health System Measurement Project, a new web-based tool which will allow policymakers, providers, and the public to measure ...

Smart Phone Apps & Social Networking Help Lose Weight, Evidence Suggests
May 14, 2012 Posted by Editor
Smart Phone Apps & Social Networking Help Lose Weight, Evidence Suggests

During a session at the 19th European Congress on Obesity in Lyon, France on Thursday, May 10, Dr. Robert Pretlow of the Research Institute, eHealth International in Seattle, Washington, presented evidence suggesting that social networking and new smar...

FDA Provides Resources for National Women's Check-Up Day - May 14 - and National Women's Health Week
May 13, 2012 Posted by Editor
FDA Provides Resources for National Women's Check-Up Day - May 14 - and National Women's Health Week

May 14 is National Women's Check-Up Day. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HS), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and other federal agencies urge all women to have preventive health screenings and check-ups to care for their he...

New Digestive Disorders White Paper Issued by Johns Hopkins
April 15, 2012 Posted by Editor
New Digestive Disorders White Paper Issued by Johns Hopkins

Johns Hopkins Medicine has issued a new research White Paper, The 2012 Johns Hopkins Digestive Disorders White Paper, written by H. Franklin Herlong, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine and Director, Clinical Hepatology at Johns Hopkins University Sc...

Free Brain Health Fair April 21, 2012 - Hosted by American Academy of Neurology Foundation
March 28, 2012 Posted by Editor
Free Brain Health Fair April 21, 2012 - Hosted by American Academy of Neurology Foundation

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Foundation has announced that it will host a Free Brain Health Fair on April 21, 2012 in New Orleans. The event, which is open to the public, "is a free, daylong family event connecting thousands of patients, fa...

For Women's History Month, Govt Focuses on Women's Health & Education
March 7, 2012 Posted by Editor
For Women's History Month, Govt Focuses on Women's Health & Education

March is Women's History Month, as declared by Congress since 1987 and by Presidential Proclamation since 1995. In honoring Women's History Month, Secretary of Health & Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, has issued a Statement focusing on promoting wo...

Live Web Chat at Cleveland Clinic on Holiday Weight Management - Dec 12
December 3, 2011 Posted by Editor
Live Web Chat at Cleveland Clinic on Holiday Weight Management - Dec 12

The Cleveland Clinic will host a live online web chat on Holiday Weight Management on Monday, December 12, 2011 at 12 Noon (Eastern Time). The web chat will be hosted and moderated by Lillian Craggs-Dino, RD, Nutritionist at Cleveland Clinic Florida. ...

Assistance Dogs Provide Wonderful Help for Those with Limited Mobility
November 23, 2011 Posted by Editor
Assistance Dogs Provide Wonderful Help for Those with Limited Mobility

Assistance Dogs (sometimes called "Service Dogs") provide remarkable help for those with limited mobility. In addition to the salutary love, bond, and companionship that the dogs provide, Assistance Dogs are trained to help with many tasks that make...

New AHRQ Initiative: Questions are the Answer For Better Doctor-Patient Communication
September 21, 2011 Posted by Editor
New AHRQ Initiative: Questions are the Answer For Better Doctor-Patient Communication

On Tuesday, September 20, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS), along with the Ad Council, a non-profit organization, launched a new Questions are the Answer initiative ...

Menopause Care for Caregivers - Female & Male
August 27, 2011 Posted by Editor
Menopause Care for Caregivers - Female & Male

As a caregiver, are you feeling stressed, down, possibly depressed, experiencing head aches, feeling irritable, alternately hot and cold, or even having chest pains or back pains? Maybe you are experiencing common symptoms of Menopause, without taking...

Study Finds Medical History Key to Correct Diagnosis
August 12, 2011 Posted by Editor
Study Finds Medical History Key to Correct Diagnosis

A new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, a journal of the American Medical Association, found that patients' medical history "emerged as the key element in formulating correct diagnosis" of medical conditions. This obviously has ...

Can a Patient Know Too Much? Are You Annoying Your Doctors?
July 7, 2011 Posted by Editor
Can a Patient Know Too Much?  Are You Annoying Your Doctors?

Recently controversy has swirled around a website, QuantiaMD, which provides a physician-to-physician educational presentation entitled, "Managing the Difficult Patient." This controversy has raised questions about how patients can make the most const...

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