photo-24707287-freeWelcome to our resource links.  Please take some time to explore the sections; we are growing all the time.  All practitioners have been vetted, however we make no warranties or promises, nor do we accept any fees or commissions for adding a product, service or provider here. This is simply a gift to the community of resources that may make your journey to wellness easier.  If you have a recommendation for this section, please send it to us through our ‘contact us’ form.

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Services

Caring Bridge

Free, easy to build, web-based sites anyone can create for themselves or a loved one to help families and friends communicate and keep up to date, even lend a hand, with their sick loved one.

http://www.caringbridge.org/

Practitioners

Whether you choose to use us or not it is important to investigate practitioners, hospitals and nursing homes before you use them.  Here are some resources to help you:

HealthGrades.com

Lists doctors by specialty, dentists, and hospitals in your area and allows you to see what insurance they accept as well as patient ratings and read comments.  Considered accurate and unbiased.

http://www.healthgrades.com/

 

RateMDs.com

Lists doctors and hospitals in your area and allows you to see patient ratings and read comments.  I don’t know their background.

http://www.ratemds.com/search.jsp

uCompareHealthcare.com

Expansive list which includes nursing homes and care facilities and their most recent state inspection data, as well as patient ratings

http://www.ucomparehealthcare.com/

Products

Consumer Labs

Unbiased research on vitamin, mineral and herbal supplements.  There has been a lot in the news about supplements, even from big-name manufacturers, not containing what they say on the label.  They may contain less or none of the active ingredient and worse, they often contain fillers that could be toxic.  Before you risk your money and your health, check with Consumer Lab’s research.  There is a small fee (about $2.50 per month) for use.

https://www.consumerlab.com/

News from Natural Standard
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Doctors should assess mental health at routine cardiac visits, study authors saySource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Heart Diseases, Stress [...]
Mon, Jun 26, 2017
Source Medical and Health Research
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But doctors can be taught to minimize patients' anxiety, study saysSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Genes and Gene Therapy [...]
Mon, Jun 26, 2017
Source Medical and Health Research
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Stings, bites, outdoor cooking and even fireworks keep poison control centers hoppingSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Child Safety, Insect Bites and Stings, Poisoning [...]
Mon, Jun 26, 2017
Source Medical and Health Research
Researcher now probing whether more severe cases of the skin disorder increase odds of heart problemsSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Eczema, Heart Diseases, Psoriasis [...]
Mon, Jun 26, 2017
Source Medical and Health Research
Cancer Research News
Over 10 million people in North America have osteoporosis. Many of these patients turn to natural medicines. Get the latest evidence and ratings for vitamin D, calcium, magnesium, vitamin K and many others in our new course, Natural Medicines in the Clinical Management of Osteoporosis. Plus, get CE/CME credit - [...]
Sun, Jun 04, 2017
Source Integrative Medicine
The debate on fish oil supplements continues. A new scientific advisory from the American Heart Association states that although fish oil is not indicated for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease, it's reasonable to consider taking fish oil 1 gram daily for secondary prevention. Most recent clinical trials show no benefit, but patients [...]
Sat, Jun 03, 2017
Source Integrative Medicine
There’s a lot of research evaluating vitamin D for fall prevention and a lot of conflicting results. The latest analysis shows that taking vitamin D does NOT significantly reduce risk of falls in the elderly. This contradicts practice guidelines that recommend vitamin D 800 IU daily based on previous evidence [...]
Fri, Jun 02, 2017
Source Integrative Medicine
A large-scale population study found that dietary soy isoflavone intake of at least 1.5 mg daily was associated with a 21% lower risk of all-cause mortality in some women with breast cancer. Those women who benefited had hormone receptor-negative tumors or had never previously received hormone therapy. To put this in [...]
Thu, Jun 01, 2017
Source Integrative Medicine
Medical & Health Research
Only two drugs are FDA-approved for liver cancer. This study of hepatocellular carcinoma found genetic alterations in tumors—including mutations in tumor-suppressing genes and high expression of immune checkpoint genes—that could be targets for drugs that already exist. [...]
Thu, Jun 15, 2017
Source Cancer Research
A new study shows that the number of women in the United States living with distant metastatic breast cancer (MBC), the most severe form of the disease, is growing. This is likely due to the aging of the U.S. population and improvements in treatment. [...]
Thu, May 18, 2017
Source Cancer Research
According to the latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975-2014, overall cancer death rates continue to decrease in men, women, and children for all major racial and ethnic groups. But more work remains for some cancers. [...]
Fri, Mar 31, 2017
Source Cancer Research
The Detroit Research on Cancer Survivors (ROCS) study, which will include 5,560 cancer survivors, will look at the major factors affecting cancer progression, recurrence, mortality, and quality of life among African-American cancer survivors. [...]
Mon, Feb 27, 2017
Source Cancer Research