Patient Education

Two good sources for health news on the Internet are WebMD and the Mayo Clinic. Current headlines from those sources are listed below. Make sure to discuss any medical questions or concerns with your physician. There is a lot of medical information on the Internet, but there is no better source of information for you than a one-on-one conversation with a health professional.

WebMD:

  • Preparing for Coronavirus: Dos and Don’ts - Fri, Feb 28, 2020
    Public health officials have been urging people to prepare -- not panic -- for the coronavirus (also known as COVID-19). Here’s what you need to know to protect yourself right now.
  • More Than 4 in 10 Americans Are Now Obese: CDC - Thu, Feb 27, 2020
    Much more than just a cosmetic issue, obesity is associated with type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, fatty liver disease, sleep apnea, arthritis, gallbladder disease and more, according to the U.S. National Institute for Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
  • Record Number of Pedestrian Deaths Seen in U.S. - Thu, Feb 27, 2020
    The 2019 figure is the highest number of such deaths in more than 30 years, according to the association.

Mayo Clinic: