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Where to Go For Medical Information At 1 AM

Updated on February 23, 2009

Dr Benson Yeung sleep-hubbing, photo credit rottontoons.com

Don’t call Dr Benson Yeung, he is either sleeping or hubbing, or sleep-hubbing. Call upon Dr Google or Dr Yahoo, or click open this particular hub.

Where does one go for useful medical and health information these days at 1 AM in the morning? Don’t call Dr Benson Yeung, he is either sleeping or hubbing, or sleep-hubbing. Call upon Dr Google or Dr Yahoo, or click open this particular hub. The information you need will be just at your finger tips. Here are some of the more popular websites for medical information:

WebMD (webmd.com),

Discovery Health (health.discovery.com),

The New York Times Health (nytimes.com/health) and

Mayo Clinic(mayoclinic.com) offer good basic reading in lay terms and quick answers.

If you’re into high level medical evidence and cut-edge medical research findings, try the following:

PubMed from the National Library of Medicine (ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed),

Clinical Trials (clinicaltrials.gov) and if you prefer alternative medicine,

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (nccam.nih.gov).

If you’re looking for patient group sites, you may want to refer to

Association of Cancer Online Resources (acor.org) and

e-patients (e-patients.net).

There are also condition-oriented sites:

The American Heart Foundation (americanheart.org),

The American Cancer Society (cancer.org) (this one is my absolute favorite for simple-to-understand descriptions) and the very well written site of

The American Diabetes Association (diabetes.org).

Whatever your style and preference, don’t try to buy prescription drugs without prescriptions (what a mouthful) on-line. You can be making a wrong self-diagnosis, prescribing yourself the wrong drug, the right drug at the wrong dosage or, the right drug at the right dosage but given a fake drug. Whatever you do, believe me, don’t try this. It’s simply not worth the risk.


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      quicksand 8 years ago

      ... confused! I used to think people don't fall sick when asleep ... wink!

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      C. C. Riter 8 years ago

      I know that, tuhs my comment! hey congrats on your new silver medal! i have read your hubs without commenting, bad charlie, bad charlie

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      Benson Yeung 8 years ago from Hong Kong

      CC.,

      you might find it hard to believe, but haemorrhoid is one of my special interests.

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      C. C. Riter 8 years ago

      ROFLMAO! I'm much better and rested too. I do have a rhoid, but it's ok. had it all my life, dint know what it was for 30 years until it hurt. LOL ?????

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      Benson Yeung 8 years ago from Hong Kong

      Hi CC,

      if your ass hurts, you're sitting too long hubbing. Get up and walk a little. See, you're better already.

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      C. C. Riter 8 years ago

      Now Benson, would anyone really want to call you in the wee hours of the moring? If my ass hurt I might. LOL

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      Benson Yeung 8 years ago from Hong Kong

      Hi einron,

      thanks for your support. cheers.

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      Benson Yeung 8 years ago from Hong Kong

      Hi Pest,

      I can see you're having a good time at my hub. Come back often.

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      Benson Yeung 8 years ago from Hong Kong

      Dear Cris,

      thanks for dropping by. Always good to see you.

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      einron 8 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      Thanks for the good tips. I shall try some of them.

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      Cris A 8 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      On the brighter side, you won't have to worry about it. at least not yet anyway until helga remembers to return what's not hers

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      Pest 8 years ago from A Couch, Lake Odessa, MI

      yeh, my crap does get old doesn't it? Sorry about that. ** hangs head in shame **

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      Cris A 8 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Pest

      I think the sock routine should be replaced. honestly.

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      Pest 8 years ago from A Couch, Lake Odessa, MI

      Very informative and Dr, Dirty looks as if he should be performing sex change operations in a warehouse. Is there a link to a prostate self exam? I don't pee so well anymore!

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      Cris A 8 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      good thing i get freebies Benson, Couple of cousins doing the rounds in white halls! but thanks for the links, their phones are almost always set to voice mails :D

      Btw, nice to meet Dr Dirty LOL