Monday, January 28, 2008

A Simple Health Guide

1. Remember that we are on Earth for a purpose.
2. Develop your potentials and skills to the fullest extent possible to help others.
3. Practice the Golden Rule; treat others the way you would like to be treated.
4. Honor and respect your elders; the way you treat your parents will be the guide your children will follow to treat you.
5. Listen to your spouse, children, and/or significant other; show them you love them as often as you can.
6. Enjoy life and the blessings that you have received with your family; sing, dance, fish, play, run, go to the theater, watch a movie, get a pet, etc.
7. If you don't object to wine, consume only one glass of red wine a day, at dinner with your family, never operate a motor vehicle under the influence. If you object to wine, or are an alcoholic, drink purple grape juice.
8. Don't smoke anything.
9. Eat a balanced diet; plenty of fruits and vegetables, complex carbohydrates and small amounts of fat and protein, enjoy your meals, brush and floss your teeth. Don't overeat.
10. Exercise
11. Listen to your body, don't abuse it, and rest after exercise or hard work.
12. Share with your doctor all your concerns about soul, mind, body and family.

Seek medical attention to evaluate:

Any new pains
Any chest pain that you have not experienced before
Any fever or chills
Any bleeding
Any numbness or weakness
Any nausea, vomiting or inability to eat
Any unexplained weight gain or loss
Any shortness of breath
Any unexplained falls
Any changes in your vision or hearing
Any problems with urination or inability to urinate
Any problem with your bowels
Any changes in your skin, any new lumps or bumps or changes in your birthmarks

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Useful Medical URLs

I know that you believe that you understood what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant. - Robert McCloskey

Firefox Bookmarks:

PubMed Central Homepage
NEJM Image Challenge
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Home Page
NGC - National Guideline ClearinghouseNQMC
Blood Journal
BioMed Central | BMC Evolutionary Biology
The New England Journal of Medicine: Research & Review Articles on Diseases & Clinical Practice
Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine | Home page
ARUP Consult: The Physician's Guide to Laboratory Test Selection and Interpretation
National Guideline Clearinghouse
The Cochrane Collaboration - Evidence based healthcare
Bandolier - Evidence based thinking about health care
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Family Medicine Digital Resource Library, v0.01a
Medscape Family Medicine Homepage
MedlinePlus Health Information from the National Library of Medicine
American Academy of Family Physicians -- American Academy of Family Physicians
The Journal of Family Practice
NIH Hypertension JNC-7
NCEP ATP III Full Report
NCEP ATP III at-a-glance
Arthritis Foundation
GMC | Review of Good Medical Practice – Initial Consultation
NIH Office of Dietary Supplements
The Journal of Humane Medicine and the Medical Humanities

Warfarin, Atrial Fibrillation
Warfarin Dosing, initial dosing
Warfarin Dosing, established patients
Atrial Fibrillation InfoSite
Atrial Fibrillation InfoSite Home

Drug Enforcement Administration Home
PTSD pharmacotherapy
Epocrates Online
Generic Drug Program - Pharmacy - Wal-Mart

The Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care

Ideal MicropracticeHome :: Improving Chronic Illness Care

Waking Up to Sleep

Institute for Healthcare Improvement: Primary Care Access

Clinical Microsystems

ReachMD . XM Radio

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource

Ortho Menu - Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics

UMHS Press Release: Men do not cause yeast infections in women

Kulkosky's Bookmarks for History of Psychology (Psych 401)

Online Dictionary of Mental Health edited by Ian Pitchford

The Human Nature Review edited by Ian Pitchford and Robert M. Young

Current Controlled Trials - Clinical Trial Search

The Epworth Sleepiness Scale

Trip Database - For Evidence Based Medicine (EBM)- TRIP Database

Welcome to Physician's News Digest

National Association of Rural Health Clinics [ Home ]

Top Headlines — Digital Healthcare and Productivity

Ohio Department of Health

BPV moviesDizziness, Hearing and Balance

The Group on Immunization Education of the Society of Teachers of Family MedicineDFSDF SDFNGC -

My Placebo Effect Musings of a Distractible Mind

Musings of a Distractible Mind

over my med body!



The Whole Brain Atlas

Pneumatic Otoscopy Course

Otitis Media Interactive Online Course

Pulmonary Function Testing: Basics of Physiology and Interpretation
GOLD - the Global initiative for chronic Obstructive Lung Disease
Spirometry Resources
2007 Asthma ghuidelines
2007 Asthma pdf
TB GOLD test | Consumer Health Watchdog

Bye Bye PACT | The Medical Blog Network

The Health Care Blog: TECH: Can doctors ever learn to love the EMR?

Medical Gross Anatomy - Home

Treatment Guidelines and Management of Patients with Type 2 Diabetes (NDEI.ORG)

Braces & Supports - Ossur - Health Information for the Whole Family

MedQIC - Medicare Quality Improvement Community

Brain Death and Brain Injury Resources

Medical Coats || Aetna Shirt

Welcome to the WorldWide Anaesthetist

Zanfel: Poison Ivy, Poison Oak and Poison Sumac Treatment - Zanfel Poison Ivy Wash - Zanfel Laboratories

Costochondritis -

Tkfp EMR

Hand University - Self Injury Information and SupportTrichotillomania Learning Center

seleon: TNI®20

Death and dying: When is it time to let go? - Home

T to Z score conversion


Cell Biology Video
additional cell biology videos

Wound Care Information

UK Thyroid testing guidelines

Malaria in New Jersey

Finding Meaning in Medicine :: Dr. Rachel Remen :: Community
Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen SOF podcast

NYT/BMJ Medical Myths

PDA References

Religion and Medicine, Richard Sloan PhD Google video

Worldwide Incidence of Hypertension

Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research

World Health Organization

American Dental Association bisphosphonate-osteonecrosis issues