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New Google Site Helps Consumers Find Flu Shots by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Google has just launched an online flu shot finder. Go to and find clinics in your area that have flu vaccine available. Call ahead to confirm. A friend recently arrived ... Read on »
Dueling Doc Raps Teach Kids To Avoid H1N1 by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine That's the latest "doc rap" on H1N1 to hit the airwaves, and I think it's a great one for kids. Many of you have probably seen the terrific rap video by Dr. John Clarke ... Read on »
Cheap Drug Combo Cuts Heart Attack and Stroke Risk by More Than Half by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A cheap combination of three pills helped patients lower their risk of heart attack or stroke by as much as 80% if they took the medicine regularly, according to a study pub ... Read on »
Stomping the Hill for Health Care Reform With the Genetic Alliance by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine They may not have the $300 million or so that health care lobbyists have been spending on getting their opinions heard, but Genetic Alliance has plenty of experience speakin ... Read on »
Retail Clinics Get High Marks in Study by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Is using one of those walk-in-clinics like at a store the same as going to a doctor’s office or a hospital?  According to recent research by the Rand Corp., the quality of t ... Read on »
Walmart Expands Bargain Prescription Program Nationwide by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Looking for a bargain on prescriptions? Head to Walmart.com/pharmacy.  Consumers anywhere in the United States can now buy a 90-day supply of certain “eligible” generic pres ... Read on »
Good Way to Avoid Flu? Wash Your Hands by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Once again, Mom’s are right.  This New York Times article describes the wealth of research that has shown that regularly washing hands or using handsanitizer can help people ... Read on »
Avoiding Medical Bill Disasters by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Worried that a health care-related bill could bankrupt you? You’re not alone, this is an increasingly common fear in these harsh economic times.  And it is not just people w ... Read on »
H1N1 Flu Vaccines May Be Available By Mid October by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved H1N1 flu vaccines from four manufacturers.  The vaccines, which are identical, should be available at clinics around ... Read on »
Long and Possibly "Crazy" Flu Season Expected by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Experts say this year’s flue season could start with H1N1 outbreaks but then be followed by another, much rarer, strain that tends to make elderly patients much sicker. The ... Read on »
Health Geeks Like Obama’s Health IT Plan, So Should You by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine (First Posted Feb. 27. Reposted due to technical glitch) Last night I went to a health-geek fest at the Seaport Hotel in Boston.  H.I.L. Forum’s “Transforming Healthcar ... Read on »
Three Must Know Facts About Health Care Costs, and Coping Tips by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine As purse strings tighten around the globe health care costs will become a bigger and bigger sticking point. In the United States, we have a particular problem.  The cost o ... Read on »
Walgreens Clinics Will Provide Free Care to Some Jobless by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine People who are uninsured and lose their job after March 31, 2009 are being offered free care from Walgreens and its partner Take Care Health Systems, according to a press ... Read on »
Treatment Cost Data Available on Healthline Site by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The first wave of health pricing information is on its way to consumers today as Healthline launches its TreatmentSearch online tool, which includes a Cost Estimator tab.  ... Read on »
Swine Flu in U.S. and Mexico: Symptoms, Treatment, Prevention and more… by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine 04/25/2009 –  A type of swine flu that can be transmitted from person to person has emerged in parts of Mexico and the United States. No deaths have been reported in the U ... Read on »
Your Genome On eBay: Bidding Starts at $68,000 by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine If you can’t afford $99,000 to have your complete genome scanned and analyzed by Knome, then go to eBay and you may be lucky enough to snap up the service for considerably ... Read on »
New Autism Gene Found: Patient Group Played Critical Role by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A major new genetic link to autism has just been announced that supports the theory that autism is caused by disruptions in the brain’s ability to create connections betwe ... Read on »
Swine Flu Update: Critical Links and Facts by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine As the threat of a swine flu pandemic rises, it’s a good time to review the key facts and get useful links to keep on hand. The Wall Street Journal this morning looked ... Read on »
Free Drugs From Pfizer is Latest Concession to the Recession by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Drug giant Pfizer is the latest health care player to step forward and offer assistance to the recently unemployed.  Through its new MAINTAIN program, Pfizer will give awa ... Read on »
H1N1 Flu Genome Analysis Points to Multiple “Ancestors” by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A genomic analysis of more than 50 samples of the A(H1N1) influenza virus shows that the virus has been evolving for a long time, probably  decades. The particular combina ... Read on »