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Oakworks

Oakworks

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.

FridaBaby

FridaBaby

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.

MyPurMist

MyPurMist

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.

National Camera Exchange

National Camera Exchange

9/16/16

Great customer service and so much easier than selling camera equipment on eBay or craigslist.

eClinicalWorks

eClinicalWorks

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.

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Aging in Place Technology Watch

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.

Pick n Pull

Pick n Pull

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.

Cribs for Kids

Cribs for Kids

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.

CDC.gov

CDC.gov

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

Stanford Center on Longevity

Stanford Center on Longevity

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.

Voice123

Voice123

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.

WeightWatchers

WeightWatchers

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.

FamilyDoctor.org

FamilyDoctor.org

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.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

U.S. National Library of Medicine

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

Life360

Life360

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.

American Board of Medical Specialties

American Board of Medical Specialties

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

Influenza (Flu) | CDC

Influenza (Flu) | CDC

10/27/09

Often times people want to find information online to determine whether or not they really have a flu virus. The main issue is determining whether or not it is appropriate to make an appointment with your physician. This website has a very good self evaluation program where you answer health questions and the site directs you to seek further evaluation, seek immediate treatment, etc... If you are unsure whether or not to see a doctor and you are looking for information online about the flu virus, this is very good self assessment tool.

http://www.flu.gov/evaluation/

Merck & Co.

Merck & Co.

10/30/09

When I was in medical school, the Merck Manual was one of the books we often used to look up various diseases as they had a pocket sized version that fit in our coat pockets. Now, the entire home edition of the famed Merck Manual is available online using this link;
http://www.merck.com/pubs/
The reason I will often recommend patients to look up diseases in this format rather than on more commercial sites is that Merck is a pharmaceutical company and they do not focus on "upselling" the consumer or linking to other "paid" advertisements. They give you just the simple facts on the medical diseases and you can rest assured that physicians also use the Merck Manual as a reference tool.

TaskRabbit

TaskRabbit

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.

Skillshare

Skillshare

1/11/12

Each one, Teach one, was the mantra used in my medical training years ago and basically it meant that everyone has something to teach and everyone has something to learn. This company skillshare.com has taken that concept and is allowing everyone to become a teacher and a student. There have been other websites and companies with similar ideas throughout the years, but this one seems to have hit a home run with their efforts and understands how to motivate people to become either a teacher or a student. Now, I just need to decide if I want to learn to become a bartender or play Settlers of Catan first...

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