The Internet is flooded with healthcare blogs and websites. Several years back I was approved as an affiliate to promote health-related products. This got me interested in learning more about various healthcare topics. So I subscribed to receive newsletters via eMail and began searching for websites that supplied reliable healthcare information. Three publications that I recommend are:
- The New York Times: NYT Health;
- FierceHealthcare; and
Below is a sampling of articles from these newsletters. (NOTE: Keep in mind that the content is not to be considered as a substitute for professional medical advice and treatment.)
The New York Times: NYT Health
It seems ludicrous that in order to rid yourself of an extremely bad habit like smoking cigarettes which causes lung cancer, a substitute would be recommended that causes even more damage to the body. But it appears that is what has happened. Vaping was supposed to be a “healthier” (?) alternative to cigarette smoking. Even teens were allowed to vape. Now the news is flooded with reports and warnings about the danger of vaping. It looks like vaping is worse than smoking cigarettes!
Vaping Illnesses Climb Upward, Nearing 1,300 With 29 Deaths – The New York Times
In America, many politicians say proper healthcare is a human right. I agree. However, I also know that trying to ensure that US citizens are able to get needed healthcare has been a struggle since George Washington served as this nation’s first president. On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”). Passing the law was a significant accomplishment. But the implementation of that law is proving to be very difficult. As a common American expression goes: “Saying it and doing it are two different things.”
The FierceHealthcare article link supplied below is an example of the difficulties being encountered. There are 50 US states but only a handful of those states are opting to launch a health insurance exchange so that their residents can do comparison shopping to pick the best insurance plans for themselves and their families. Implementing the ACA is complicated. But not impossible.
Handful of states mull getting off HealthCare.gov for their own exchanges | FierceHealthcare
Though some may find this particular health topic distasteful and would like to believe it would never happen to them, it is needful to know about it. MedicineNet has published several articles on sexually transmitted diseases; how to prevent, recognize, diagnose, and treat STDs. This content (link below) focuses on women’s health. Did you know that chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States? The scary part is that it’s called a “silent” infection. You could be infected and yet may
Chlamydia in Women: Symptoms, Treatment, Signs & Test | MedicineNet
Healthcare for ALL is a major issue in the 2020 US presidential election. Several candidates insist they have a plan that will work! If you review the history of America you will find that providing proper healthcare services for every citizen has always been a major issue. Let’s hope our elected officials will eventually come up with a plan and program that works so that people don’t have to set up GoFundMe or similar fundraisers to pay their medical bills.
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I always go to WebMD when I want to find reliable information on health. I trust this site because the articles are written by the experts. Sometimes I also visit HealthLine for information on health and medical advice. I have never checked any of the sites mentioned above.