Sunday, December 6, 2009

Flu Shot locator from www.findaflushot.com | Flu Shot reminder

Where to get Flu Shots? Remember your Seasonal Flu Shot Date

We are going through the peak period of seasonal Flu and with the latest H1N1 Swine Flu making so much news it is important that all of us are aware of Flu shots and where can we get the same. Here is my effort in providing some details on this -

www.findaflushot.com is the website from Maxim Health Systems which is a community-driven organization that is committed to educating the public about the benefits of flu and pneumonia.

To find a H1N1 clinic or for more information on H1N1 (Swine Flu), please visit http://h1n1.findaflushot.com

To schedule a reminder to be notified of our seasonal influenza clinic schedule for next flu season (2010-2011), click here www.findaflushot.com/reminder.php

Also check here to find a location for getting the Flu Shot done
http://www.findaflushot.com/locator.php

Friday, November 13, 2009

Flu Shot finder from Google | Seasonal and H1N1

Seasonal and H1N1 Flu Shot finder from Google

Here is some information about an article posted in Google official blog, this is regarding the Flu Shot location finder. This is interesting as you can find the locations of these Flu Shots using Google maps.

You have two options here Seasonal Flu Shots or H1N1 flu shots (Swine Flu). Or for both, there are some good visual indicators on the map to get these details. I used this to get more details regarding this:

http://maps.google.com/maps/mpl?moduleurl=http://maps.google.com/mapfiles/mapplets/flushot/flushot.xml

More from Google blog
Google Seasonal and H1N1 Flu Shot Finder

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Complete list of Swine Flu Testing centers from www.swineflu-india.org

Complete list of Swine Flu Testing centers in India along with the latest updates from www.swineflu-india.org

For people who belong to small cities and remote places, here is the place where you can get the complete list of Swine Flu (H1N1) testing centers in India. I have come across this site www.swineflu-india.org which has the complete coverage of Swine Flu in India. With the latest updates on this virus along with the updated number of cases across India.

Please visit the site to see if you can find the information that you are looking for related to Swine Flu.

For a complete list of Swine Flu Testing centers in India check:
http://www.swineflu-india.org/News/Swine-Flu-Testing-Centers-in-India.html

You have an option of subscribing to the information on this site and have the details in your email inbox.

There are details about Swine Flu symptoms - see here:
http://www.swineflu-india.org/Swine-Flu-Symptoms.html

To know more about Prevention and Precautions for Swine Flu - see this:
http://www.swineflu-india.org/Prevention-and-Precautions-for-Swine-Flu-India.html

Swine Flu Testing Hospitals in Hyderabad Chennai Bangalore

Here is some information for people belonging to South India - the list of Swine Flu Testing Centers in the southern cities of Hyderabad, Bangalore and Chennai.

Chennai Swine Flu Testing and Treatment Hospital
King Institute of Preventive Medicine Chennai
Guindy, Chennai 600032
call for 24/7 Service at 044-22501706

Hyderabad Swine Flu Testing Hospital
Government General and Chest Hospital
Erragadda E S I Hospital Road,
Sanjeev Reddy Nagar, Erragadda,
Hyderabad - 500018
Phone: 040-23814939

Bangalore Swine Flu Testing Hospital

Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases and SDS TB Hospital
Hosur Road, Near NIMHANS,
Bangalore-29, Karnataka
For Isolation and critical care kindly get in touch with
Dr. Nagraj - 09448057093 Dr. S. Buggi - 09448042579

Monday, August 10, 2009

Swine Flu Screening and Testing Centers

Swine Flu Screening and Testing Centers in Pune

As you all know Swine Flu is causing some panic across the world and India too is hit by this H1N1. We are getting to know about some causalities from India and especially looks like the city of Pune is the worst hit.

Here is some information about Swine Flue (H1N1 Virus) Screening centers / Hospitals in Pune. Government of Maharashtra may soon notify about the testing of this being available in Private hospitals

Karve Road hospital for Swine Flu (H1N1 Virus) Screening
Erandvana Hospital
Contact: Dr Sarita Ganala (9764000939)

Mhatre Bridge
Late Anandibai Narhar Gadgil Hospital,
Contact: Dr Jyotsana Khole (9422987953)

Ganj Peth
Late Balaji Rakhmaji Gaikwad Hospital,
Contact: Dr Sandhya Bahule

Narayan Peth
Late Kalavatibai Mavale Hospital,
Contact: Dr Nila Limaye (9881385015)

Lakshmi Road hospital for Swine Flu (H1N1 Virus) Screening
Late Mamasaheb Badade Hospital,
Contact: Dr Swati Joshi

Raviwar Peth hospital for Swine Flu (H1N1 Virus) Screening
Hutatma Babu Genu Hospital,
Contact: Dr Dinesh Bende (9421018878)

Koregaon Park hospital for Swine Flu (H1N1 Virus) Screening
Late Bapusaheb Ganuji Kavade Hospital,
Contact: Dr Jaya Bhondave (9922504428)


Ganesh Peth
Late Rohidas Kirad Hospital,
Contact: Dr Chandrashekhar Gujar

Kothrud hospital for Swine Flu (H1N1 Virus) Screening
Late Jayabai Nanasaheb Sutar MaternityHospital,
Contact: Dr Shyam Satpute (9823217047)

Alandi Road
Siddharth Hospital,
Contact: Dr Bhagwant Gagare (9423004811)

Sahakarnagar
Late Shivshankar Pote Hospital,
Contact: Dr Vidya Rajwade (9422520930)

Aundh Road
Late Baburao Genba Shavale Hospital,
Contact: Dr Madhuri Gare (9823224789)

Yerwada
Late Damodar Ravji Galande Hospital,
Contact: Dr Ujjwala Khristi (9730571404)

Shukrawar Peth
Dr Kotnis Health Centre,
Contact: Dr Asmita Bhoi (9850992960)

Shivajinagar
Late Jangalrao Kondiba Amrale Hospital,
Contact: Dr Aparna Gokhale (9823214103)

Also take a note of Pune Swine Flu 24 Hours Helpline and Swine Flu Help
020-64006095
020-32538626
020-20250050

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Hospital Compare Tool at www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov

Online Hospital Compare Tool at www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov

I just came across this interesting online tool Hospital compare - this is by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (For Improving the health, safety, and well-being of America). The official site of this is www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov.

On this Hospital Compare tool you can Find and Compare Hospitals and also check how well the hospitals care for patients with certain medical conditions or surgical procedures, and results from a survey of patients about the quality of care they received during a recent hospital stay.

Here is some additional information available on this site:

* View Note to Hospitals
http://www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov/Hospital/Search/Welcome.asp?version=default&browser=Firefox%7C3%2E5%7CWinXP&language=English&defaultstatus=0&pagelist=Home#

* Learn how to use the information from this site
http://www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov/Hospital/Search/Welcome.asp?version=default&browser=Firefox%7C3%2E5%7CWinXP&language=English&defaultstatus=0&pagelist=Home#

* View a Hospital Checklist
http://www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov/Hospital/Search/Welcome.asp?version=default&browser=Firefox%7C3%2E5%7CWinXP&language=English&defaultstatus=0&pagelist=Home#

* View a List of Hospital Compare Contact Information
http://www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov/Hospital/Search/Welcome.asp?version=default&browser=Firefox%7C3%2E5%7CWinXP&language=English&defaultstatus=0&pagelist=Home#

* Download the Hospital Compare database
http://www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov/Hospital/Search/Welcome.asp?version=default&browser=Firefox%7C3%2E5%7CWinXP&language=English&defaultstatus=0&pagelist=Home#

Saturday, May 30, 2009

What is Hypokalemia

Hypokalemia is a condition of blood having low concentration of blood.

As per the definition from wiki - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypokalemia
Hypokalemia refers to the condition in which the concentration of potassium in the blood is low. The prefix hypo- means low (contrast with hyper-, meaning high). Kal refers to kalium, the Neo-Latin for potassium, and -emia means "in the blood."

Also refer to the above page for more information on Causes, Signs Symptoms, treatment, Hypokalemia in pets

Hypokalemia can result from the following general causes: Either from an overall depletion in the body's potassium or from excessive uptake of potassium by muscle from surrounding fluids. - from http://www.answers.com/topic/hypokalemia

Also read this for more on Hypokalemia
http://www.hmc.psu.edu/healthinfo/h/hypokalemia.htm

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

What are Statins | Cholesterol Lowering Drugs

Just wanted to share some resources and information related to Statins - what are statins? How are they related to Cholesterol. These are some of the questions that I wanted to know the answers for.

Different nomenclature related to Cholesterol

LDL - Low Density LipoProtein - Bad Cholesterol
HDL - High Density Lipoprotein - Good Cholesterol
VLDL - Very Low Density Lipoprotein - Bad

Also Read
Red Yeast Rice: Cholesterol Lowering Supplement on MedicineNet.com
http://www.medicinenet.com/red_yeast_rice_and_cholesterol/article.htm

For more information on Statins - visit the wiki page at
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statin

What are statins how do they work? For what conditions Statins are used - check
http://www.medicinenet.com/statins/article.htm

Are Cholesterol Lowering Drugs Right for you? - Check
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/statins/CL00010

There are many websites that give the lower and upper levels of these Cholesterol measures for a person. Check with your doctor and consult with a specialist for all matters related to Cardiology care.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

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Friday, April 24, 2009

Swine Flu Symptoms | About Swine Flu

Swine Flu is making news these days and there are reports of the out break of Swine Flu. If you want to know more about this Flu and about Swine Flu Symptoms then see below.

Latest Updates on Swine Flu:
http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/
Also, available here is the latest cases of Swine Flu in USA

First Swine Flu Death reported from USA, a 23 month old baby - who returned with his family from Mexico to South Texas.

Previous:
Also read the article on the US Centers for Disease control and prevention - it has everything about this disease and also some key facts - also about some questions on Swine Flu in Humans and Pigs
http://www.cdc.gov/flu/swine/key_facts.htm

About Swine influenza
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swine_flu

Swine Flu FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2009/04/24/f-swineflu-faq.html

Swine Flu Symptoms (Spanish Flu)
http://www.symptoms101.com/med/archives/2005/05/spanish_flu_swi.php

Monday, March 30, 2009

About Stills Disease

Still's Disease is a type of arthritis which is associated with some kind of salmon-colored Pink rash and sometimes the affected persons do get high fevers. This is like a rare inflammatory condition in which the affected person may experience daily spiking fevers, have swollen joints associated with pain.

This mostly occurs in children but Still's diseases can also affect adults - in such cases it is termed as Adult-Onset Still's Disease.

I did find one site that gives extensive information on this Disease - International Still's Disease foundation:
http://www.stillsdisease.org/

And here you can get more details about Still's Disease like the causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, treatment and family/parental education.
http://www.stillsdisease.org/stills_info

Thursday, February 5, 2009

mymedicare.gov The Official U.S. Government Site for People with Medicare

mymedicare.gov - Secure online access of your medicare information

Find here some information and details about one of the official US Government website that I think is very useful for people with Medicare.

www.mymedicare.gov is the Official U.S. Government Site for People with Medicare, as per the information posted on this site you can do the following on this site:

* View claim status (excluding Part D claims)
* Order a duplicate Medicare Summary Notice (MSN) or replacement Medicare card
* View eligibility, entitlement and preventive services information
* View enrollment information including prescription drug plans
* View or modify your drug list and pharmacy information
* View address of record with Medicare and Part B deductible status
* Access online forms, publications and messages sent to you by CMS

You can also register or login online on this site www.mymedicare.gov

Saturday, January 17, 2009

FDA Peanut Butter recall from www.fda.gov

FDA Peanut Butter Recall - updates from www.fda.gov

Latest:
*Do's and Don'ts During the Peanut Salmonella Outbreak: FDAs Dr. Stephen Sundlof
*http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/salmonellatyph/videos/Peanut-Butter-256k-508.wmv


*PetSmart Voluntarily Recalls Grreat Choice® Dog Biscuits - PET Food Recall
*http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/petsmart01_09.html

Previous:
US Food and Drug Administration has recommended consumers not to eat or postpone eating products containing peanut butter. Example of such items are cookies, cereal, candy, crackers etc. So until we get further information on this it is advised to postpone eating these items.

US FDA has taken this step because of an current salmonella outbreak that may have contributed to six deaths and at least 474 people across 43 states fell sick.

For the FDA's up-to-date list of affected products, visit:
www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/salmonellatyph.html#recalls

For more information on Salmonella Typhimurium Outbreak and updates from FDA check:
http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/salmonellatyph.html