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The 8 Best Online Resources for Your Health

The 8 Best Online Resources for Your Health

When you want to get information about health and wellness, one of the best places to turn is the Internet. But, you need to be careful when doing this. First of all, websites and online doctors/nurses are no substitutes for actually seeing your doctor if you have a legitimate health concern. Then, there is also the risk of becoming a hypochondriac, and thinking that you have every symptom you read about. But, if you are looking for information about health issues, treatments, preventing health problems, home health care, etc., this is a great way to learn.

1. Medline Plus

This is a trusted health and wellness site that is loaded with topics. Find the latest health news, information about drugs and supplements, videos, tools, and a whole lot more. There is also a medical encyclopedia, information about a variety of disorders, and the materials are easy to read. This is definitely a go-to site for medical information.

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2. Do Something

Sometimes, health isn’t just a personal thing. We also need to help others, and improve the health of the world. This site helps kids to do just that. Kids are taking projects that are keeping a lot of junk out of landfills, donating clothing to needy kids all over the world, and more.

3. Choose My Plate

When you want to know about healthy eating, you need to check out this website. It has everything you need to know about following a healthy diet, along with loads of great information about physical activity that you also need to stay healthy and happy. There are some cool online tools, including a BMI calculator and quizzes, and much more.

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4. MedHelp

The MedHelp apps offer personalized experiences for those who are trying to manage a number of health conditions. There is an extensive support network, where you can talk with thousands of others for guidance, motivation, and more. This is a great combination of technology, peer communication and support, analytics, and education for your good health, and a great help for managing chronic conditions.

5. Mesothelioma Attorney Madeksho Law

There may be times when a health issue is the result of something that was not your fault. These are times when you need a good lawyer on your side. This team of advisors can help. You may need a mesothelioma attorney, and you will find the best representation here, along with help for asbestos, defective pharmaceutical products, defective medical devices, etc. Contact Chris Madeksho for counsel about your medical negligence case.

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6. Up To Date

This is the only clinical decision support resource that actually is proven to bring about improved outcomes when it comes to patient health. It is an evidence-based, physician-written decision support resource that helps clinicians to know that they are making the best decisions about the care of their patients. Up To Date is used by over 1.1 million clinicians in 180 countries.

7. Medivizor

If you have a medical condition, this is a great site to get the information you need to help manage it. Get personalized information, keep up-to-date with the latest clinical trials, treatment options, etc., and enjoy using a site that is easy to understand, and completely secure. You will find information that is unbiased and researched-based, and it is updated daily.

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8. Drugs

This is the largest, most used, independent medicine information site that you will find. This website is not an online pharmacy, but a place to learn about medications you are using, or that your doctor has recommended that you use. Information is always up-to-date and presented clearly so it is easy to understand by both healthcare professionals and the average consumer.

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Last Updated on April 7, 2020

4 Ways to Develop a Flexible Mindset

4 Ways to Develop a Flexible Mindset

How many opportunities have you missed because of a bad mood or being stuck in feelings of frustration?

I know I’ve certainly missed a lot. In fact, I can recall an exact time when I missed a great deal of opportunity. I was at a party filled with highly influential people. However, my girlfriend and I had just gotten into an argument because of my irrational expectations of how she would behave, and I wasn’t thinking clearly. I didn’t have any desire to talk to anyone or be open to interesting conversations. All I could think about was myself and my anger and frustration. I was caught up in this story; I was telling myself that I needed to be angry and I needed to show it. I can only imagine the opportunities I missed because I wasn’t flexible in my thinking.

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The mindset you need, then, is one of flexibility and not rigidity. You must be able to go with the flow of events without being disappointed by your expectations. This open-minded approach is a necessity if you want to be happy and experience rapid personal growth. These four ways below will tell you how to develop a flexible mindset.

1. See the feeling for what it is and accept it.

When you begin to notice yourself feeling frustration and anger, use that as a trigger to pause for a moment. See the feeling and sit with it. Don’t act, but stop and accept that you’re feeling this way. Understand that this feeling is just that ‒ a feeling. It’s not who you are, but merely a passing cloud in a sky full of clouds holding different feelings.

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2. Know that it’s OK to feel frustration and rigidity.

It happens to everyone. No one is perfect or immune to anger. It’s OK to feel this way. Give the feeling some space and compassion. It’s impossible to feel thankful and angry at the same time. By giving this feeling ‘some love’, you’re improving your mood and making it easier to come back to happiness. If you think of the feeling as a cloud, imagine opening up the sky and giving it the room to float away.

3. Notice what’s around you ― and breathe.

The key is to be in the moment. Too often we’re caught up in life and it whizzes by without us ever realizing it. Sit back, relax, and focus on your breathe for a bit. Feel it go in your nose, down your throat, into your stomach, and back out again. If you imagine your frustration as a thermometer, the more frustrated you are, the more it fills up. You need to give yourself time to allow it to cool off and that level to go down. Then, look around and be thankful for everything you see.

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4. Realize it’s OK to say, “I don’t know”.

It’s OK to not know how things should be. It’s also OK to not know how things are now. Not knowing sets you up to be able to freely investigate. Why are things this way? What series of events took place that caused this feeling? What unreasonable expectations did I have that put me in this place? Once you understand, you can fully let go and change your course going forward.

I hope these four steps help you let go of your rigid mindset and develop the flexibility to be happy and to experience personal growth. This shift in mindset will stop life from giving you lemons to make lemonade and start giving you whatever you desire. Just remember to pause, breathe, embrace, let go, and move on.

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