May 23

Google Health Offers Personal Health Records on the Internet

Looking to store your medical records in a safe online environment for easy access? Look no further. Google Health is going live after a year and a half in development.

With Google Health, you can:

  • Build online health profiles that belong to you
  • Download medical records from doctors and pharmacies
  • Get personalized health guidance and relevant news
  • Find qualified doctors and connect to time-saving services
  • Share selected information with family or caregivers

See it live: Google Health

Read about it on the official Google Blog: Google Health, a first look.

May 19

Today is World Hepatitis Awareness Day

Today, May 19th, 2008, is the fifth annual World Hepatitis Awareness Day. Statistically, 500 million people are infected with either Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C. That’s one out of 12 people worldwide. We must encourage testing for early diagnosis, for early treatment increases the odds of a successful outcome.

For those with HCV here is a good article from www.hepatitus-cental.com: 15 Tips for Managing Interferon-Ribavirin Side Effects