It is important to take care of your health. If you do not care for yourself, you won’t enjoy a long, fulfilling life ahead. But, scheduling an appointment with your doctor every time you have a cough or a knot on your leg is expensive, especially for those uninsured. Luckily, there are many simple, free, and low cost ways to get healthcare information, including the six below.
1. Visit medical websites for information on various health related topics and issues. Tons of sites are out there to choose from. Pick a reputable site with credible information. And remember, always visit a doctor for any serious matters.
2. Be sure to read a healthcare blog or two. You’ll find blogs from Harvard and Yale, as well as doctors and everyday people. Choose a few that you like and you’ll have access to tons of information.
3. Your doctor is the best source of information out there. Maybe you won’t need to schedule an appointment, but can instead give the office a call to ask your questions. It won’t cost a penny.
4. Video sites also provide access to various types of health information, available with just a few clicks of the mouse. YouTube is the most popular video sharing site, where you can find videos from people across the globe.
5. Books and magazines dedicated to medicine can be purchased to gather the details that you want. Many people keep on hand a book or two they can refer to when medical information becomes necessary.
6. Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz and numerous other television shows also offer educational medical information for viewers daily or weekly. It’s pretty easy to access reruns of old episode at most any time as well.
There are many ways to get healthcare information when it’s needed. The six above are among the many.