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Ohio Long Term Care Consumer Guide

22 Apr

Do you need to find a nursing home for a family member and live in Ohio? If so, Ohio Long Term Care Consumer Guide has extremely helpful reports, including family and resident satisfaction surveys. This website is no substitute for an actual visit and detailed conversation with people at the facility, however it does provide a strong starting point. It helped a friend find out where there may be problemsand choose between three places for their mom.

http://ltc.ohio.gov/

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Compare Nursing Homes

20 Jan

Is a loved one in need of a nursing home? Did you know the U.S. Government’s Medicare website offers a free nursing home comparison tool? The site notes, “Nursing Home Compare allows consumers to compare information about nursing homes. It contains quality of care information on every Medicare- and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country, including over 15,000 nationwide.” When you land on this page, enter in the ZIP code or the city you are looking for. Listings will then appear and you can compare ratings. The information on the site isn’t an advertisement and should be considered carefully. Please talk to your healthcare provider before making any decisions – the site is merely a guide.

Nursing Home Compare
https://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/

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Explore The Amazing Brain

3 Jan

The brain is the most complex biological structure in the known universe. Researchers are trying to figure out what makes it tick. You can now explore their amazing brain research on a public website.

BrainFacts.org was established an authoritative source of information about the brain and nervous system for the public and leading neuroscientists from around the world contribute to research to it. The site features exciting new discoveries, continuing profound unknowns, and critical implications for individuals, families, and societies about our mind. The site is an initiative of The Kavli Foundation, the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, and the Society for Neuroscience, all leading global nonprofit organizations working to advance brain research.

Learn something new about your mind.
http://www.brainfacts.org/

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Listen Carefully: Tips To Protect Your Hearing

17 May

1 in 6 teens has noise-induced hearing loss from loud sounds. Teen hearing loss has increased 30 percent in the last decade. As little as 10 seconds at a loud stadium or concert can cause permanent hearing damage. What are you doing to make sure your child doesn’t suffer hearing loss?

Ways to prevent hearing loss
1. Step away from sound source
2. Turn down volume
3. Wear ear plugs

Find out more about the Listen Carefully Movement. My mom suffered from hearing loss so I saw first hand how not being able to hear can dramatically impact your life. Protect your hearing as much as you can!

http://www.listencarefully.org/heard

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Stay Healthy For New Year

20 Dec

Are you making a resolution to improve your health in the new year? There always seems to be some report highlighted by health professionals that states curbing back your dependence on technology will improve it. However what if technology had nothing to do with it? I recently saw an article in the Akron Children’s Hospital newsletter that lists 5 simple steps of improving health and I thought they provided a good basis for a healthy new year.

5 steps to improve health:
1) 150 minutes of exercise a week
2) Use the right fuel – use choosemyplate.com
3) Sleep well by getting 6-10 hours a day
4) Screen yourself for cancer regularly
5) Manage stress – take moment to take deep breathe and celebrate success

I hope these five steps inspire you as much as they have for me. Happy new year!

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New Human Body Part Discovered in Eye

22 Aug

Did you know a new part of the human body was found recently? The part is found in the eye and it’s called the Dua.

According the Popsci article, “Dua’s layer sits at the back of the cornea, which previously had only five known layers. Dua and his colleagues discovered the new body part by injecting air into the corneas of eyes that had been donated for research and using an electron microscope to scan each separated layer.”

The article continued to say, “The researchers now believe that a tear in Dua’s layer is the cause of corneal hydrops, a disorder that leads to fluid buildup in the cornea. According to Dua, knowledge of the new layer could dramatically improve outcomes for patients undergoing corneal grafts and transplants.”

So if you believe there is nothing left to explore, then use this discovery as inspiration. Please read the full article with the link below.

http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-06/new-body-part-discovered-human-eye

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Choose My Plate

20 Apr

Are you looking for an interactive way to eat healthier? Have you been wondering where do I start down the path of a balanced diet? If so, you need to discover Choose My Plate. The new site was rolled out to inspire a healthy conscious by the United States Department of Agriculture and promoted with first lady Michelle Obama .

For example, here a tip of the day. The website says, “One way to make half your grains whole is to read the ingredient labels on food packages and choose foods with “whole” in the grain or flour name of the first 3 ingredients.” Whether you are a teacher or a parent, this website has some great tips! Start eating better today.

Choose My Plate features:

  • Fruits & Veggies Video Contest
  • Healthy Eating on a Budget
  • Game: Blast Off My Planet
  • SuperTracker
  • 10 Tips Nutrition Education Series
  • Sample Menus and Recipes
  • Dietary Guidelines
  • Partnering Program

http://www.choosemyplate.gov/

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Best Medical Health Care Answer Websites

10 Sep

Have a medical problem? Recently Men””””s Health did a breakdown of the top medical health care answer websites. Below is a quick synopsis.

#1 RECOMMENDED
Cost: Free up to $30 for quick response
AskMedicalDoctor.com
This website ranked the best to diagnosis the issue, listed other diagnoses, answered same day, gives the ability to ask follow-up questions, gave a detailed response, answered questions well, advised a consumer to see a doctor and included experts credentials.

#2
Cost: Varies
AnswerGem.com
This website ranked the best to diagnosis an issue, listed other diagonoses, answered same day, gives ability to ask a follow-up question, answered questions well, advised to consumer to see a doctor and included experts credentials.

#3
Cost: Varies
MedHelp.org
This website ranked the best way to diagnosis an issue, listed other diagonoses, gave a detailed response, answered questions well, advised consumer to to see a doctor and included experts credentials.

#4
Cost: Free
EHealthForum.com
This site listed other diagonoses, answered the question the same day, advised the consumer to see doctor, and included experts credentials.

#5
Cost: Starts at $9
HealthCareMagic.com
This website just listed other diagonoses, answered questions well, advised consumer to see a doctor and included experts credentials.

#6
Cost: Varies
JustAnswer.com
This website just answered same day, asked follow-up questions and included experts credentials.

Do you have any medical health care websites to add?

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Milo Sees If Items Are Stocked

12 Aug

Do you need to see if an item is in stock at the store down the street? Instead of calling your local store, asking the clerk if a item is on the shelf and then waiting five minutes to hear it’s available, use Milo.

Milo is a new web service that connects you with local retailers to give up to the minute inventory on the products you need. The term “brick and mortar” is often used to describe ordering your purchase online and then picking it up at a local store. Milo fills this void by connecting many popular genres of products such as electronics, clothing, and cooking and bringing them together in once place so you can see if its in stock. In the insurance world, Insurance.com brings together many of the top auto insurance companies so you can choose and purchase the best policy for you. Milo does the same when it comes to consumer goods.

After reviewing the website, everything that I looked at in my area didn’t seem to be in stock. However after looking at other states, I did see items were in stock. Thus, this indicates that Milo’s network is still growing and the accuracy depends on the location.

http://milo.com/

Thanks again to Mike Kimmel for find.

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Health Blog Worth A Read

30 Mar

Spring is here and as you start exploring nature again, it’s time to start thinking about your health. If you are trying to turn over a new leaf, then the Big Health Articles blog is worth a read.

Discover articles about allergies, anxiety and depression, autism, blood pressure, breast cancer, dental health, excercise, fitness, health conditions, men’s health, mental health, staying healthy, weight loss and diet, vitamins and yoga. I am planning on biking this summer, what are you planning on doing?

http://bighealtharticles.com/

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