Medical

Medical

Medical

Web MDwebmd.com a leading source for timely and creditable health and medical information.

Find answers to diseases and medical conditionsmedicinenet.com a site that provides detail information about diseases, syndromes, conditions and medications which written by medical professionals.

Health and wellneseverydayhealth.com a health resource and personalized health tools.

For women’s health issueslifescript.com a website devotes to women’s health.

Avoid over treatments and unnecessary medical testschoosingwisely.org promotes conversation between providers and patients by helping patient choose the correct treatment.

Trusted health information bynlm.nih.gov U. S. National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health.

Weight Watchersweightwatchers.com offers a holistic approach to weight lost including recipes and food tips.

Shop and compare medical treatments directly from healthcare providerspokitdok.com an online market place allowing consumers to shop, compare and select treatments directly from healthcare providers.

Free medical treatments for participants in clinical trialsclinicaltrials.gov a world’s largest database of clinical trials with listing of 188,780 studies and location in all 50 states and 190 countries.

Fertility options for cancer patientslivestrong.org a program that is dedicated to help cancer patients who are at risk of infertility.

Train your memory and attentionlumosity.com challenge your brain with games designed by world’s leading neuroscientists to exercise memory and attention.


Control of your medical bills

Don’t overpay for your healthcarehealthcarebluebook.com provides free online guidance to fair health care cost.

Fair healthfairhealthconsumer.org a consumer resource with mission to bring transparency to health care costs.

Take control of your healthcare costnewchoicehealth.com helps health-care consumers to save by comparing medical procedure cost from local healthcare providers in their area.

Save money on your medical proceduressaveonmedical.com a web platform helps patients find deals on MRIs, CT scans, X-rays, medical tests and schedule appointments.

Get help for your medical issuespatientadvocate.org offer helps, arbitration and mediation to settle issues with debts, medical charges and access to cares.


Medical tourism

Medical choices abroadhealthbase.com a platform connecting patients to leading healthcare facilities worldwide.

Cost comparison of surgery aboardaarp.org the interactive maps showing the cost of surgeries in 10 countries.


Medicare

The official U.S. government site for Medicaremedicare.gov sign up/change plan or everything you need to know about Medicare.

MyMedicare.govmymedicare.gov an interactive Medicare site containing personalized information regarding claims, plans and coverage and benefits.

Online Medicare resourceehealthmedicare.com provides online advisor tools that lets you compare the prices and benefits of Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement, and Medicare Part D plans.

Free personalized counseling serviceshiptacenter.org the State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIP) provides free in depth, one on one insurance counseling and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries in 50 states.

Answers for your Medicare questionsmedicareinteractive.org answers your questions about Medicare benefits, rights, and options.


Health Insurance

Get covered under Obama Carehealthcare.gov

Find affordable health insuranceehealthinsurance.com a national market place lists quotes for various health insurance plans.

Fair healthfairhealthconsumer.org a consumer resource with mission to bring transparency to health care costs and allows you to make a smarter choice.


Dental Insurance

Discount dental plansdentalplans.com functions like a membership in warehouse club with access to different dental saving plans.

Get info, quotes and comparedentalinsurance.com free service that allows you to compare dental plans and rates from major dental insurance carriers.

Find a great dentist and savebrighter.com an online marketplace that helps you to find a trusted dentist and the lowest price for your dental care.

The American Dental Assnada.org a leading source on finding a dentist, listing of dental school and information related to oral health.


Get help

Consumer Help Guideconsumerservicesguide.org a searchable national directory of resources to help consumers find answers to questions, access educational resources and resolve disputes.

National Insurance Consumer Helpline 800-942-4242 – is a telephone hotline that offers consumer support for queries and problems related to insurance. They have the contact at each company at a senior rank who wants to resolve the problems.

Help with insurance problemspatientadvocate.org provides patients with arbitration, mediation and negotiation to settle issues with access to care, medical debts, and job retention related to illness.

Find an insurance agentnahu.org National Association of Health Underwriters provides source of insurance agents, answers and guidance of your insurance need.

Get educated for health insurancecoverageforall.org offers education and guidance to understand your options and accessibility to public and private health coverage.

Tips

Location, location, location known as thumb of the rule for real estate properties, but this rule also applicable for medical insurance premium. Insurance premium can vary widely from state to state and cities to cities. It differ a lot, as much a 300 percent in some case. With New York State is the lowest and Colorado is the highest.


Rating for Insurance Company

Check financial strength of an insurance companyweissratings.com nation’s independent provider of bank and insurance company financial strength rating.


Insurance fraud

Fight insurance fraudnicb.org National Insurance Crime Bureau is a non-profit organization work with insurers and law enforcement agencies to facilitate the identification, detection and prosecution of insurance criminals.


Long-term care

A to Z about long term careaaltci.org AALTCI provides long-term care insurance information, compare long term care cost and quote, latest facts and tax deduction information.

Find an agentnahu.org the National Association of Health Underwriters represent more than 100,000 licensed health insurance agents, brokers and consultants.


Online doctors

get service any time, any where

MD Live Inc.mdlive.com

Teladoc Inc.teladoc.com

Doctors on Demanddoctorondemand.com

American Wellamericanwell.com


Telemedicine

Perform comprehensive medical exam at home, or anywhere, anytimetytocare.com

Virtual visit, examination and diagnosis at homemedwand.com


Prescriptions

Your trusted guide to drugsconsumerreports.org a project funded in part by National Library of Medicine compares prescription drugs on effectiveness, safety, and price.

Find the lowest prescription price at your local drug storesgoodrx.com data base helps you to compare and locate the best price for your prescription in local drug store.

Free drug discount card and moreneedymeds.org a non-profit organization provides free information on programs to help people afford their drugs.

Patient assist programs from drug manufacturersrxassist.org a database of patient assist programs that runs by pharmaceutical companies to help people who can’t afford to buy their drugs.

Tips

  • You may be surprised how much you can save if you shop around Prescriptions price are vary among pharmacies. There is huge difference in some case. According to the survey conducted by consumer report, the cost for generic Plavix ranged from $15 at Costco to $180 at CVS pharmacy.

  • Pharmaceutical chronotherapy Taking medicine at time that they are most necessary to maximize the effectiveness and minimize the side effect of the drug.

  • Asthma Asthma attack occurs most often between 4 to 6 am than during the day. Take oral asthma medication in mid afternoon or inhaled steroid in late afternoon to reduce inflammation to prevent asthma trouble that night.

  • Hay fever Hay fever is usually most severe in the morning. Take antihistamine drug in the evening if you only take it once a day since it takes 12 hours to reach its peak. Otherwise follow the direction on the label.

  • High cholesterol Statin drugs are most effective when taken before bedtime due to cholesterol production in the liver is highest after midnight.

  • High blood pressure Blood pressures is normally higher during the day and lower during nighttime. However, some people with condition called non-dipping do not exhibit such nighttime dip which is a major risk factor for stroke, kidney disease and heart attack. Blood pressure-lowering medication is most effective to be taken at bed time.

  • Osteoarthritis People with arthritis problem experience pain at different times of the day. According to French researcher, arthritis drugs such as naproxen and ibuprofen are best to be taken 4-6 hours before pain at its peak so time your medication accordingly.

  • Rheumatoid arthritis Symptoms are usually at their worst in the morning. Take Ra medications in the evening or at night to inhibit production of cytokines which cause morning symptoms.

  • Heartburn a burning sensation and discomfort caused by gastric acid. If you have nighttime heartburn, take H-2 blocker 30 minutes before evening meal to control both the secretion of stomach acid after the meal and during the night when the stomach produce 2-3 times more acid than at any other time of the day.


Dental Health

Mouth Healthmouthhealthy.org run by American Dental association with topics and info about dental health, preventive oral care, and common dental symptoms.

Find a dentist and savebrighter.com an online market place allows members to compare dentists by pricing and reputation.

Get answers for dental questions and find a dentistdentalfind.com a dentistry resource provides infomation and andswers to dental questions.

The American Dental Assnada.org a leading source on finding a dentist and information related to oral health.


Complaints

File complaint in CAmbc.ca.gov


Health Info, Prevention and treatments


Nutrigenomics

Nutritional Genetic testing

Healthy eating according to your genesnutrigenomix.com offers nutritional genetic test that enable your health professional to provide personalized dietary advice and physical activity tailor to your DNA.

Personalized supplementvitagene.com provides personalized nutrition plan based on your DNA with supplement delivered to your door every month.

Genetic for fitness and sportdnafit.com offers sport training plans and fitness advice guided by genetic test.

Getting to know the blueprint of your body23andme.com discover your family history, genetic traits, personal wellness, and determine the risk for developing various diseases by analysis of 23 pairs of chromosomes in your DNA.


Online health communities

The places patients can get support and share information about new treatments

Patientlikemepatientslikeme.com

IhadCancerihadcancer.com

MyAutismTeammyautismteam.com

DiabetesDailydiabetesdaily.com

MadisonsFoundationmadisonsfoundation.org


Doctor’s corner

Medical resources for doctorsmedscape.com It features latest medical news, major conference coverage, drug information, and guidelines. A great resource for physicians and health professionals.

Social network, Doximitydoximity.com and Sermosermo.com are social network for doctors and health care professionals to connect colleagues.


Apps

First aidredcross.org American Red Cross first aid app give you instant access to information you need to know to handle most comment emergency including bleeding, hypothermia, meningitis and more.

Connects you for quality care around the worldmpassport.com lists medical providers and pharmacies in cities across the global as well as leting you make appointments.

In case of emergencyicebluebutton.com this app allows you to create a QR code on your cell phone with your medical data so the paramedics can scan to quickly learn about your health conditions in case of an emergency.


Tips

  • Surgery with a warranty, A handful of hospitals nationwide offer surgical warranty with guarantee to fix any avoidable complication related to surgery without additional cost to the patient. It is not common yet but that is where the future appears to be. Following are some of these hospitals that offer such warranty, Hoag Orthopedic Institute in Irvine, Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle, and Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania.

  • Gum disease affects more than your mouth. It may cause heart attack, stroke, pneumonia and arthritis.

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