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Afraid to See Your Doctor? Here Are Ways to Help You Get More Credible Medical Advice Online

Medical advice online

It's best to go to the doctor when you have a health concern, but you most likely would rather look up your symptoms online and go with whatever information you find. This can be dangerous or misleading. But if you're really set on not seeing the doctor, here are a few ways to get better unofficial medical advice online.

How the Tasmanian Devil Can Kill MRSA and Other Pathogens

Tasmanian devil MRSA

For some people, the Tasmanian devil is a cartoon character, but for others it could represent an opportunity to kill MRSA (methicillin-resistant S. aureus) and other dangerous pathogens. New research indicates that the milk of these marsupials, who are found only on the island of Tasmania, contains special peptides that can destroy potentially deadly human germs.

3 Supplements That Can Protect You From the Spread of Zika

natural supplements for zika virus

Zika is yet again in the news. It seems the scary virus is making its way all over the U.S. – and that's alarming doctors everywhere. Recently, the FDA has announced that all donated blood in Zika-active states should be screened for the virus. Even if Zika spreads to your state, there are things you can do to boost your natural defenses against the Zika virus.

3 proven benefits of ergonomic changes in the workplace

ergonomic changes in the workplace

The workplace has a greater impact on your health than you may think. In addition to stress, anxiety, and the mental illnesses that are rampant in the office, there are also several physical ailments that can affect you. The workplace has been blamed for many illnesses including frequent colds from workplace germs, heart disease as a result of workplace stress, lack of sleep due to stress, eye strain from your computer and many others.

Patient misdiagnoses likely to get worse without changes

IOM report highlights need for improving health care diagnostic mistakes

Most consumers of health care have at least one story to tell about how they have experienced an illness and were misdiagnosed. A new report highlights the urgency of finding ways to curb the incidence of diagnostic mistakes that researchers say will get worse unless changes are made urgently to reduce errors.

6 tips for making sure your drinking water is safe and healthy

How often have you seen these statements? “Drink more water!” “Stay hydrated!” “If you do not drink eight glasses of water a day, you are not getting enough fluids!” Although you know the human body needs water to thrive, you do not see many concerns about safe, healthy drinking water in first-world countries. This is considered to be a non-issue. However, many homes have drinking water that is not sanitary or is contaminated.

Four ways the food industry is making us sick that government is ignoring

How the food industry is making us sick that the government is promoting

Dr Elaina George is a Board Certified Otolaryngologist and host of Medicine on Call is highlighting the role of the food industry and health care reform. George says there is a direct correlation between obesity and chronic illnesses that stem from the food we eat that is being ignored by the government.

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