by Christina Cool MPH and Bronwyn Spira PT
Number one site for expert advice: Sharecare. Sharecare definitely hits the top of our list with its interactive ask learn and act upon QA Platform for health and wellness concerns. This QA allows guests to receive answers and chat with other users, as well as providing responses from leading experts including Dr. Roizen, Dr. Oz and a broad range of other professionals. This site is extremely interactive and really provides you with great advice and connections. In addition to one-on-one advice from experts, Sharecare also gives users the ability to receive feedback from organizations like Johns Hopkins, AARP, the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, the Red Cross, and the National Academy of Sports Medicine. In addition to its great QA forum, Sharecare provides other free tools, for example: view a body map, use the Pill ID, browse through symptoms and read up on treatment options. We recommend everyone keep Sharecare on their bookmarks bar.
The Mayo Clinic
Number one site for the best and latest research: the Mayo Clinic. The Mayo Clinic is known around the world for research and providing innovative and newfound treatments with 40% of all resources devoted to research. Located in Rochester Minnesota, the Mayo Clinic not only conducts research and provides effective treatment with values in patient care, research, and education, but also makes this information and its resources public. By visiting mayoclinic.com, you can read up on current and past research as well as numerous news articles. Want to learn about a medication or check your symptoms? The Mayo Clinic provides a symptom checker, a large library of information on drugs and supplements, information on tests and procedures and additional information on how to live a healthy life. This website was chosen as one of the best because it’s extremely easy to navigate and presents the latest information on healthcare.
Number one on our list for a great way to make being healthy fun and rewarding: DailyFeats. With a page of feats, or ‘positive actions’ DailyFeats makes it easy and rewarding to stay healthy. DailyFeats has three aims: to keep goals simple, to motivate and to reward. To keep it simple, DailyFeats breaks down goals into simple actions, which are individually aimed to target multiple daily challenges such as losing weight, reducing stress, saving money and more. DailyFeats helps you get motivated. Each simple action you do is considered a ‘feat’ with tracking tips, rewards and a social aspect, making it easier to get into the groove of being healthy. Lastly, building up feats gets you rewards. Once you’ve completed ‘feats’ you can redeem points for rewards or donations. Rewards include gift certificates, discounts and more. DailyFeats does a great job of getting people motivated and healthy and gives rewards for doing so.
Not feeling so well? WebMD is our go to for a great symptom checker and learning about conditions. WebMD includes the most popular symptom checker that allows you to save your symptom history and create your own profile. By logging in to WebMD you can track weight loss, manage your family’s vaccines, select a variety of newsletters specific to your needs and access WebMD the magazine. All information is secure and free!
This site also has information regarding today’s health news and features, as well as tabs for health information: ‘A-Z’, a Drug & Supplements tab (including basic medication information, a pill identifier and coupons), a Living Healthy tab, a Family & Pregnancy tab, and a tab on News & Experts. On WebMD’s homepage you can explore community chats and forums along with new daily conversations and current top trends.
Vitals: Where doctors are examined. Vitals.com makes our Top 5 list because it helps patients find the right doctor. Vitals.com is like yelp and then some. It is easy to navigate and saves time browsing the internet by providing all the relevant information in one place. By setting your gender, region and ailment, the system recommends which doctor to see, helps you locate the doctor, provides you with all the information you would need to make an appointment and maps how best to get there. Users can also review the doctor and read other patients reviews. Narrow down the doc by what’s important to you or other attributes like gender. Vitals.com also provides other useful tools: look for affordable health insurance and even information on how to prepare for an appointment. Everyone has to visit their doctor at some point and vitals.com helps make the process painless.
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