Health care reform videos

Since this is a hot topic right now and so many people are talking about it, I did some searches and found these videos to be very helpful in clarifying the issues in the current health care system in layman’s terms. For more videos like these, click out http://www.staysmartstayhealthy.com/

 

Why Is Healthcare So Expensive?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYC2DJWU41s&NR=1

 

Health Care Reform – Why Do We Need Health Reform?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfZfgkX6uEk

 

In case you missed Obama’s latest speech on the health care reform, here is the transcript.

fast food nutrition facts

super size me

I just watched the dvd “super size me“. I bought this long time ago but just never had time to watch it until today. The film maker Morgan Spurlock experimented on himself eating McDonald’s meals three times a day for 30 days straight. What a brave man! I mean, besides getting addicted to the fast food, and gaining 10% of his original body weight, he doubled the risk of getting heart attack, diabetes, and all kinds of health related issues. Oh, and he actually threw up in front of the camera one time.

I found this nutrition facts website called FastFoodNutrition.org. Hopefully you can spend a minute or two to just check out how much one single fast food meal contributes to your daily nutrition intake. Remember if you are not on diet, your normal calories intake is about 2000 units.

For you iphone users out there, this website lists the top 10 health related iphone apps. Hope you find some of them useful!

Symptom Checker

This Symptom Checker tool is quite amazing! I am sure there have been times you have felt some pain or discomfort at certain part of your body, but it was not severe enough for you to drop everything to see a doctor. Well, this tool can do the pre-screening for you. I don’t think this tool can replace your doctor but it can at least give you an idea based on your symptoms. Try it out!

WebMD Symptom Checker (http://symptoms.webmd.com/symptomchecker)

I found a few more, just to be fair…

Revolution Health Symptom Checker (http://www.revolutionhealth.com/symptom-checker/index)

Mayo Clinic Symptom Checker (http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/symptom-checker/DS00671)

Wrong Diagnosis Symptom Checker (http://symptoms.wrongdiagnosis.com/)