Where are the best health-related websites that deal with women’s issues in Sacramento? These local, Sacramento websites that take charge of information for health-related women’s issues include the following. Also look for Sacramento radio programs on women’s issues as related to health. See the site on long-term use of traditional types of hormone therapy.
Also, tune into 90.1 FM for the WHS or KFZR, Chico radio show (FM 90.1), “It’s Your Body,” featuring the latest information on women’s health, sexuality, pregnancy, birth, cancer prevention, birth control. Shows are the second and fourth Thursdays of every month at 6:00 to 7:00 pm., and are available to listen to online at kzfr.org.
Additional sites include, self-help, women’s health issues, or current political issues effecting women. Check out the occasional radio programs online at: WHS or KFZR (Chico) Radio Show “It’s Your Body!” Thursday, December 09, 2010 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Call and share your own experiences, women and men alike. Seet the website in Sacramento (Arden Arcade) for Women’s Health Specialists.
Women’s Health Specialists is dedicated to providing women with information so that they can make the most informed decisions about their health care. WHS Health Alerts and News gives women the tools to better understand important health issues by demystifying health news. WHS Health Alerts is a place for women to read, discuss, and share news and their experiences. Be prepared for several hours of waiting time in the office, according to the Yelp reviews.
If you’re of a different philosophy regarding women’s health issues, check out Sutter Women’s Services offered through Sutter Health Sacramento. If you’re CSUS student or faculty, check out the site for Women’s Health – Student Health Center – Sacramento State.
Also see, Health Care For Women In Sacramento | Livestrong.com. Other Sacramento sites for women’s issues pertaining to health include Women’s Health magazine. See, Links – Woman’s Issues | Sacramento Life Force Home Health Care. Older women might also be interested in the site, Women’s Health – Network of Care – Seniors & People with Disabilities.
Eighty percent of American internet users, or some 113 million adults, have searched for health information on the internet, according to the ebizMBA site (the e-business knowledge base). But only 15% of health seekers actually check the source and date of the health information to see who else has validated the information and whether the sites are reliable, credible, and accurate. See the article and links to the 20 most popular health sites at, “Top 20 Most Popular Health Websites | December 2009.”
Around 10% of internet health information searchers check the sources or do any amount of fact-checking most of the time. Do you check out the studies and other information or compare doctor’s opinions online against facts? How do you separate the opinions from the facts?
Most consumers don’t feel qualified to judge whether a study is flawed or not because they don’t have the experience in health care research, either integrative, alternative, or in a specialty.
The internet is not only filled with everyone’s opinion. There’s credible information on the internet. But how do you separate the unsubstantiated information from the proven? And if some study has proven a conclusion this year, will it be changed next year with with further studies?
How do you start? The first step is to check the source and date of information and to review more than one website on any given topic. Also read the reviews from people in the various health care fields. Reviews of a study from a naturopath or homeopath may take one side, a professional from integrated medicine may report another approach, fact, or opinion. And traditional or conventional medical practitioners may have a different opinion, fact, or research study results to report. How do you put it all together to make a wise choice?
A November 2009 ebizMBA report ranked the largest, most popular health information websites. The top four are: WebMD, National Institutes of Health, MedicineNet, and Mayo Clinic. Check out these sites.
NIH.gov (National Institutes of Health)
The top 21 most popular health information websites are the following, according to the ebizMBA (the e-business knowledge base) site. Check out the ebizMBA site to see the rest of the traffic statistics gathered by ebizMBA for each site. Then go online to the health information site of your choice.
21 Popular Health Sites
1 | WebMD.com
2 | NIH.gov
3 | MedicineNet.com
4 | MayoClinic.com
5 | Yahoo! Health
6 | RightHealth.com
7 | Drugs.com
8 | RxList.com
9 | RealAge.com
10 | MedHelp.org
11 | Healthline.com
12 | everydayHealth.com
13 | wrongdiagnosis.com
14 | healthgrades.com
15 | wellsphere.com
16 | FamilyDoctor.org
17 | QualityHealth.com
18 | HealthCentral.com
19 | Prevention.com
20 | Health.com
21 | RevolutionHealth.com