There are so many excellent online resources that can help you on your journey to wellness and to live a well life. These are standouts that I have bookmarked on my computer.
Tara Parker Pope, NY Times
SHOTS blog from NPR
Huffington Post health section
Time Magazine health blog
Health for Boomers and Beyond
This Time Inc. owned site with up-to-the-minute news and a useful, interactive “Symptom Checker”
Dr. Hilda Hutcherson
Prominent gynecologist, frequent media contributor and author of two bestselling books on women’s health and sexuality
Wisdom on a mindful, healthy and vibrant lifestyle
Food and fitness for men
Medical Information & Resources
Doctors’ favorite website a “Find It Fast” box that allows you to quickly look up what’s ailing you and then offers an alternative therapy for each possible diagnosis
Sponsored by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, this site has drug information and some terrific newsletters on topics such as diet and fitness
Visit the Consumers section of the website of the North American Menopause Society for updated information on hormone therapy, a menopause glossary, a guide to stress relief, and their monthly newsletter, Menopause Flashes
Enables you to fine an urgent-care center in your area to handle acute illnesses if you want to bypass the ER
This all-inclusive women’s-health-care site from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists thoroughly covers both niche and broad topics.
Cancer patients and their loved ones can feel overwhelmed by information, statistics, and options.
The online Merck Manuals are well organized and inclusive with a “Drugs” tab that has lots of solid information about medications, including medicinal herbs and supplements
Interactive Health Tutorials with graphic guides to any condition, useful statistics, and helpful Q. & A.’s
The scoop on plastic surgery. Lots nitty-gritty info, much of it from patients’ personal experiences, along with doctor-answered Q. & A.’s about many procedures
Service Reviews & Ratings
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website enables you to compare the performance of your neighborhood hospital with that of others
The National Report Card on the State of Emergency Medicine rates state support for emergency patients
Doctor reviews and ratings around the nation
Organizational tool and iPhone app
Enables you to create your own wallet-size medical card
“My Grocery List,” helps you make heart healthy food choices. Select from a list of items, save it on your PDA or print it.