Thursday, April 10, 2008

10 great sites, health-related and, well, not health related

It's list day. Here are 10 sites that I like to visit for health information or fun. If you haven't visited them, it's worth your while.

1 - Cranky Fitness is a fun look at health issues. Crabby McSlacker, the lunatic genius behind this blog pokes fun but also provides some interesting information. (sshhhh, I don't think Crabby is really her name....)

2 - Emergiblog is for nurses, but I think it puts a good face on the human-ness (is that a word?) on nurses and can be fun for others to read too.

3- Healthbolt is a sister/cousin/relative from the b5Media network. Not quite as irreverent as Crabby's blog, there is a lot of fun stuff. And don't forget the Sexbolt Saturday stuff (or is it Sunday?).

4- When I'm doing my daily news searches for this blog, Sprigley, and Help My Hurt, I go to this site to see what's new: Medworm.

5- Another good place for the most recent press releases is EurekAlert.

6 -Another b5Media blog I like (I like most of them but I can't list them all) is Lively Women. Great information for all.

7 - MedlinePlus can be a good source, but it is sometimes a day or two behind. Still, it's worth a look to see if I've missed anything.

8 - For non-health stuff, I visit Giveaway of the Day every day. They give away, for 24 hours, free software (legally) and it's worth a quick peek. I'd say about 99% of the time, they don't have anything I need or want, but every once in a while, there's a great little program that is very helpful and appreciated.

9 - Again on the fun front, I like to visit because of my love for greyhounds. Great place to learn about them if you're thinking of adopting one of these beautiful dogs.

10 - And finally, number 10 - one of my favourite places on the web: a fun site called Regret the Error - Mistakes Happen. It's edited by a Canadian writer who finds the funniest and oddest errors in journalism today.

Call for interviewees: Company's Calling at Help My Hurt is looking for people who live with chronic pain or who love someone with chronic pain. If you are interested, please email me at mareyeka (at) gmail (dot) com.

News for Today:
Cancer numbers highlight need for screening program
Aerobics can delay aging by 12 years: study
Association between low birth weight, excessive weight gain and heart problems in later life
Two Drugs Better Than One for High Blood Pressure
20 minutes of activity a week boosts mental health
Exercise During Pregnancy Leads To A Healthier Heart In Moms- And Babies-to-be

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