Monday, November 05, 2007

Using the Internet to Search on Health Issues?

Be careful out there!

Go to my Medicana blog to read more.

Also, in case you didn't already notice, I have a recent post over there on the subject of the latest media frenzy: MRSA.

Oh, and you know what? I am totally counting this toward NaBloPoMo! This is a post, however short!

Today's Haiku:

Today is Monday
I blogged on Medicana
It's all I could do.

Tomorrow is another day!


Larry said...

Thanks for the info, there are things I haven't found elsewhere.

FreakyNick said...

Length of posts don't matter, it is the amount of information, or entertainment, contained therein.

Or if it serves as therapy for either reader or readee.....

I found this info useful. I'm always using the internet to search about health issues or to diagnose myself, thanks for the link.

It is helpful to know where to go to get valid information. I'm not a hypchondriac, I just want to know something about whatever issue or symptom I have before going to the doctor.

I self-diagnosed my RLS, and was successfully treated for it without drugs. I suffered with it for years without treatment or letting doctors know it was happening, because I didn't know better. It was finally so bad that I did research on the internet and I was able to help the doctor figure out why it was happening, it was anemia causing the RLS. As sson as the problem was corrected, the RLS went away.

Mauigirl said...

Glad it was helpful! I agree, Nick, that is the perfect way to use the internet - often doctors may not be aware of something and coming armed with information really makes a difference. And of course, finding out what you had actually has a name and that there are other people who suffer with it, always helps.

I'm so glad you were able to solve your problem!

Fran said...

Oh you are good. NoMoPoBoFoNoWo for me. I can barely keep up with my blog and reading of others!

But I laud you and you should count that!

I love your haiku too!

Mauigirl said...

Fran, thank you for your laud and your compliment on my haiku! LOL!

TomCat said...

It was not always that hard to find medical info online, but today, if I search for info on my bad leg, I have to decide 4,876 times that I really don't want a bigger... never mind.