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THE WORKING LIFE

GENERAL  SITES

These are excellent websites devoted to general  issues


WebMD

Mayo Clinic

WiseGeek (Health and Wellness)

WiseGeek (Medicine and Treatments)

Onhealth

HealthCentral

Columbia U. Home Medical Guide



PubMed

(A service of the US National Library of Medicine)


BEFORE YOU HAVE THAT SURGERY

Issues to consider. Questions to ask.


SYMPTOM CHECKER

WebMD

Mayo Clinic

WrongDiagnosis

SymptomFind



BEWARE

In  products and practices, there's a lot of quackery out there. Consult Quackwatch to help you make intelligent decisions



ABOUT CHICKEN PILLS

How some women endanger their health by  using chicken pills to alter their body image.


DECEPTIVE FOOD LABELS

No Trans Fats, Multigrain,and All Natural are only three of the many food labels that are often deceptive. It pays to pay interpret what food labels say as they are often intended to trick you.

CHECK ON YOUR MEDICATION

This site will help you better understand what your doctor has prescribed for you: Drugs and Medications.  


IS YOUR MEDICATION SAFE - ALONE OR WITH OTHER MEDICATIONS?

Get safety checks, safety alerts and patient reviews from Mediguard


HOW TO IDENTIFY YOUR PILLS AND TABLETS

Here are two useful sites

Rx List Pill Identification Tool

AARP Pill Identifier


ABOUT THE FLU

Get up-to-date information.


BITTER MELON FOR DIABETES

What a doctor advises

(Note that this doctor advises consultation  with  your own doctor.












UNDERSTANDING MEDICAL TESTS

What tests are done. Why and how they  are done. And how to prepare for them.