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Rod"Rod" G.

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Physician, photographer, and tech junkie

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I can help people discover health care websites, consumer electronics, photography, and beauty sites

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photography, health, MMOs, cooking, consumer electronics

172 Reviews by Rod

6/24/14
I have purchased many medical examination beds, spa beds and chairs from oakworks and all of them have lasted me for years without a problem. The quality of their materials is excellent and in many cases superior to other beds costing far more. Aesthetically I like them more than some of the traditional type of examination beds. I find it best to just call them directly and their customer service has always been excellent. The cost of their beds are typically less than what you may find from other vendors of equivalent materials.
2/21/14
Infants with nasal congestion have a hard time feeding and sleeping because they breathe mostly through their nose, especially when they are under 2-3 months old. The Nose Frida is one of the most amazing little devices ever invented and for a mere $15 you can clear out your baby's nose. It may seem a little disgusting at first because you are personally sucking out the snot of your baby through a tube with your mouth. The happy baby you will have afterwards is more than worth the trouble. We found that after awhile our baby got used to the Nose Frida and didn't cry as much when he got his nose sucked out. It also help to spray his nose first with saline to loosen up the mucous. Make sure to buy extra filters as we found ourselves going through them fairly rapidly.
2/21/14
I paid about $150 for the mypuremist personal humidifier and it really did work quite well. The website also does say that the mypurmist will work with distilled water as well as their own branded water for sale on the site. I found it easier to just buy arrowhead distilled water. The only concern I had with it was the little red light did not light up when I turned it off. The mist was really warm and it did help my sinuses. I wish it was battery powered and more portable so I could take it with me. I think one of the key features of this device is that the water itself is never too hot and therefore can be used safely on children. That is a rare feature in personal steam humidifiers.
9/16/16
Great customer service and so much easier than selling camera equipment on eBay or craigslist.
5/2/10
I chose eclinicalworks as my EMR about 6 years ago when they were just first starting out and have seen their tremendous growth over the years. They have a robust set of features for primary care and specialty offices. They also provide an enormous level of support which is always needed. I have used both their in house server model as well as their ASP model and both are relatively easy for even a single doctor with some technical knowledge to install. If you are a physicians group or solo doctor interested in using this software you should check out the forum ecwusers.com or you can PM me here on this site.
11/24/14
Great blog that covers the most recent advances in how older adults can age in place. It is useful as there are not many sources where one can quickly see the latest advances that can help aging adult live independently at home.
2/21/14
Cribsforkids.org is a website full of educational information on sleep safety for infants including information on how to avoid SIDS. They even sell Pack N plays for $49. Many parents think a pack n play is not as good as a "soft" crib, however many pediatricians often cite the dangers of a crib mattress that is too soft and state that a Pack N Play meets or exceeds all of the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines for safe sleeping. http://www.cribsforkids.org/ask-the-pediatrician-faqs/cribsplay-yards/

They also sell a great DVD on safe sleeping that parents should watch before taking their baby home from the hospital.
8/19/13
Pick n pull is a great website business as well as local opportunity to get used auto parts for very cheap. You just pay two dollars for the entrance fee and enter with your auto tool set. Needed a toyota car rear mirror and an auto retract antenna. Both fixed for under $50. Obviously much less than buying it direct from toyota.

Just make sure you bring your own tools, gloves and check the website before heading down to one of their locations.
5/9/07
Great phone if you want to keep your identity a secret - You pay buy buying prepaid cards, you can use a fake email, and they never ask your name when you activate the phone. Its like they don't even want to know you name. I'm thinking whoever uses these phones has something to hide or they are for kids who can't afford a real cell phone plan. Genius idea though.
11/24/14
The Stanford Center on Longevity is one of the best resources for both older adults as well as health care providers wanting to be on the cutting edge of longevity studies. The information is always up to date and cover a wide range of topic from brain stimulating programs to mobility and even financial problems encountered in longevity.
4/21/11
This website is like a search engine for voice over talent and it does attract some great voice over artists. You can hear samples of their work online and get quotes for projects fairly easily. If you are looking exclusively for voice over work, I think going to sites like this is better than some of the sites that have a combination of acting/voice overs.
10/27/09
The CDC website is the main site I have always used as a physician to get the latest news on outbreaks of diseases. In particular with the spread of the H1N1 flu, this site has a wealth of information. They have a page dedicated to the H1N1 status here;

http://www.cdc.gov/H1N1FLU/

And they also have release dates of the vaccine to various states so you can see when your state is going to get the next shipment of the vaccine.

http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/vaccination/vaccinesupply.htm

And here is a link to common safety questions about the vaccine.

http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/vaccination/vaccine_safety_qa.htm
1/19/12
Great site for hiring just about anyone to do anything. I like their heavy lifting section to assist in getting rid of large pieces of furniture. I once just used craigslist for a junk removal service and got 2 small girls attempting to carry a couch out of my house. They couldn't do it alone so I had to help. I like how taskrabbit vets the service providers.
1/21/11
Very useful suite of services to protect your kids and family. The most useful application is the one where your kids just have to push a button to check in and then you know their GPS location. Great value and I highly recommend this site.
H1n1.cloudapp.net
11/24/09
Based upon the research conducted at Emory University, this website provides an evaluation for users to self test themselves to see if they possibly have the H1N1 flu. Great resource and people may want to take this evaluation if they are sick and concerned about the flu.
10/30/09
Familydoctor.org is a site put together by the American Academy of Family Practice. I will admit that I am a member of this organization, and I do think it is a great site dedicated to giving people the best possible information online to help them make educated decisions on their health care needs. This is one of the first sites I recommend to people when they want to find information about their health.
10/25/09
NIH (National Institute of Health) put together MedlinePlus which helps people evaluate internet health related websites. They have compiled lists of topics that people should be looking for when they are reading about health care online. The problem is that many medical website on the internet do not contain medically accurate information and this is dangerous to the general public. Following guidelines such as listed on the link below can help people stay clear of medical information that may do more harm than good.

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/healthywebsurfing.html
10/25/09
When you are looking online to find medical information on any given subject or if you are looking to find a new doctor, it is important to see if they are board certified in a specific field of medicine. The American Board of Medical Specialties allows you to look up a doctors board certification if you have their name. So, if you are on a health care website and interested in seeing if the medical information is coming from a board certified doctor, visit this abms.org and look up the doctors credentials. If you are wondering why it is important to learn about a doctor's board certification, I would encourage you to read this link here.

http://www.abms.org/About_Board_Certification/means.aspx
2/27/08
If you have to try one program, try this one... - During my medical training, this was the one weight loss program that was universally recommended to me by both patients and physicians. It is not a "quick fix" program and it involves real life style changes along with group support. This is not a fad diet plan (like protein only diets). I would highly recommend this site and program to anyone who is seriously considering losing weight.
2/21/14
Exergen temporal artery thermometers are the ones that physicians and nurses often use in the hospital setting to swipe a patients forehead and get an immediate temperature reading. They are great for children and infants who hate rectal thermometers. The other type of thermometers where you just place the thermometer on forehead and the temporal artery temp is not measured are not typically as accurate as this thermometer. I have one for my home and personal use and it was one of the best $30 I ever spent to help take care of my baby. It does take a little while to learn how to use it properly and they have a video you can watch to see how it is done. http://www.exergen.com//virtualclassroom/index.htm

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