On the Topic of Health

Well, shockingly, I’ve had two people tell me they miss my blog! Whoa! Here we are, almost a year after my last entry. So I thought I’d make it an important topic–health.

There have been many times when I’ve looked up a health question online (I’ll keep specific questions private, thank you!) and find about a BILLION entries, mostly from the layperson or wannabe expert. There are a few credible websites like WebMD and the like but I have oftentimes wanted more information than the summary they give. That’s where http://medlineplus.gov/ comes in.

This site is pretty exhaustive. They have the usual Medical Encyclopedia and Drug & Supplements pages, but there’s a difference. This site doesn’t actually post it’s own information. It gives you access to the world’s largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine. So whenever you click on a topic to research, it takes you straight to the experts of any particular field…the ACTUAL experts. Nice, huh? No more two paragraphs on Gestational Diabetes from some random doctor. It takes you to the source, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, for all the info you need.

Of course, it’d be nice if we never needed to look up any health-related issues, but we do. So we may as well get the best information out there.

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