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Resources To Help Monitor Health News

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I love the Discovery Channel and reading up on new health findings and also concerns which was the motivation to create this blog. I guess that happens when you have kids and friends and family with a host of ills and accompanying prescriptions.

One of the first things I do in the morning is to check the health section on Google News. And next I hit Twitter because I am following accounts / topics that are important to me. I have migraines and newly diagnosed rosacea (which is quite miserable but could be worse). My daughter has Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and my mom has Fibromyalgia… The list goes on and on.

Let’s not forget that I also watch for drug recalls – Tylenol, Motrin – anyone? Or medications that are making people sick while lawsuits are filed. Pretty scary really! If the illness doesn’t kill you, the cure just might.

My kids tend to make fun of me for watching so much news and the Discovery Channel but I’m okay with that – knowledge is power, right? Take it a step further and my BlackBerry, with is set up to get news alerts and has my favorite health sites bookmarked.

Below are some helpful resources for staying on top of health news and recalls. In no particular order they are outlined below.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – The FDA Web site is extremely helpful in terms of what drugs, food and medical devices have been recalled. But the site can be a little overwhelming at times.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) – I check the CPSC Web site regularly. There tend to be a lot of kids toys, cribs and clothing recalled on a fairly regular. And what is more important in terms of health, than making
sure our kids are safe? Nothing compares!

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – The CDC site is also another priceless resource for health information. They cover every important health topic under the sun and then some.

The point of this post was not only to explain my news obsession but to take it a step further and ask if there are any specific topics that you would like to see covered. While I do have certain things I monitor, I would like to also blog
about things that you want to read about. That’s the point of this blog, to share health information and resources.

While we are not doctors we do monitor the news and write about the health stories going on right now. We would love for you to bookmark our site and visit often when you want to find the most health news but may not have time to visit several sites.

By the way, I simply must ask, what is your favorite show on the Discovery Channel? One of mine is Frozen Planet, I absolutely love it! And of course Storm Chasers and Myth Busters! My dad loves Man vs. Wild but I have to take that show in small doses.

It’s important to stay on top of health news and trends. Don’t count on your doctor to keep you informed, you need to be your own advocate and ask as many questions as possible.


Chrissie Cole is a freelance writer for various blogs, including Speedy Incorporation, which helps new small business owners incorporate online as well as offering advice and information about running their business successfully via their small business blog.

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