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Free Health Resources
updated: May 11, 2014, 7:18 PM

By Edhat Subscriber

I'm looking for free resources to help me with my health. Can you recommend some local places that have online info or blogs for me?

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 COMMENT 518077P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-11 08:23 PM

Sansum Clinic on Pesetas Lane has a walk-in health information center. And on their Web site is a link to various health information resources online. Go to http://www.sansumclinic.org/, then look on the lefthand side for the link to Health Information & Education.


 COMMENT 518094P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-12 12:48 AM

I hope you find what you're looking for, and get the help you need. Cottage Hospital used to have a medical library with lots of resources, so if it's still there they probably have even more.

Really though, a far better resource is to research your problem online.

If you'd like to just go to a good hospital for tests and advice, your best bet isn't local. UCLA probably has the best overall reputation within a somewhat tolerable drive. There are ratings online of the best hospitals in the U.S. for each type of condition. Obamacare supposedly is also rolling out statistics on doctors and hospitals, so you might look for that website.


 COMMENT 518096 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-12 06:01 AM

For on-line health information, I strongly recommend mayoclinic "dot" com. They have an A-Z patient health information database that tells the disease definition, symptoms, causes, and tips to help you prepare for your appointment.


 COMMENT 518102 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-12 06:46 AM

Affordable Health Care Act. Since I didn't make any money for last year due to injuries from a car accident, I was eligible for the program. It was so nice not to worry about pre-existing conditions and my prescription I needed was free. See if you are eligible.


 COMMENT 518103P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-12 06:49 AM

earthclinic.com is full of information with people from all over the world contributing.


 COMMENT 518118P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-12 07:50 AM

for nutritional info, Dr. Mercola on line. He interviews experts in medical fields and gives in-depth explanations of how our physical systems work (or don't).
Brilliant man. The short synopsis at the right side bar gives a quick look at the often lengthly articles.


 COMMENT 518129P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-12 08:22 AM

Friend of OP here (and equally interested party). We don't have a specific health issue but are looking to be preemptive. We were hoping for suggestions of nutritionists, diet coaches, fitness experts etc. who have a website or e-newsletter with free tips. We are not trying to research treatments for any particular diagnosis.

Thank you for your suggestions and please keep them coming!


 COMMENT 518134P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-12 08:36 AM

UCLA is not a reliable source of information on health problems as recent scandals involving their staff and drug company "retainers" have shown.


 COMMENT 518138P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-12 08:48 AM

518134P - Could you provide a link to that. I googled and found nothing. Not one reference. Thanks.


 COMMENT 518140P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-12 08:50 AM

518118P - While Mercola is correct on many things, especially when he backs his articles with links to research that supports what he is saying, he is not 100% correct on everything. Likewise, with other sources. Always get information from more than one source.


 COMMENT 518144 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-12 09:01 AM

The 3 biggest health problems that plague Americans all have website information on healthy choices with respect to food, exercise, and don't forget to get sufficient sleep. I suggest you look at the American Heart Assoc., American Diabetes Assoc., and American Cancer Society websites for healthy lifestyle choices.


 COMMENT 518147P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-12 09:30 AM

MyFitnessPal.com is a free site that allows the user to track their food (including nutrients) and exercise. It has user bulletin boards, blogs and recipes. It's not local, but it's free and I find it helpful.


 COMMENT 518150P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-12 09:34 AM

With regard to the UCLA medical school conflicts/cooptions try this: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-ucla-outside-money-20140426-story.htm If that doesn't come up google LA Times UCLA Medical school to get started. There are several stories.


 COMMENT 518173 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-12 10:42 AM

Look up Heather Bond at evolutionaryfitnesshb dot com.


 COMMENT 518181P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-12 11:17 AM

For preventative medicine and honest informed exploration of alternative and cutting edge scientific treatments check out Harvard M.D., Dr. Andrew Weil at drweil.com


 COMMENT 518206P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-12 12:27 PM

518150P - this is a rampant problem, not only UCLA. I do not see how that affects treatment. I know of one youngster with aggressive cancer, who was cured at UCLA.


 COMMENT 518222P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-12 02:06 PM

My son was cured of aggressive cancer at Childrens Hospital LA. The fact that an institution is successful or competent is sort of irrelevant to whether or not they are engaged in greedy and shady dealings to feather their own nest and bilk more money from patients and insurance companies which is increasingly the problem with "research" hospitals.


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