WebMD's Symptom Checker
Need information as you determine what
to do about your symptoms? Get help figuring them out by answering a
series of questions. To get started, click on male or female,
regardless of age, then the part of the body that is troubling you.
Note: This tool
provides general information and recommendations, and may not address
specific individual circumstances. Do not rely on it exclusively to
make decisions about your health. Always consult your doctor for
personal medical advice.
Funding Caring: How to
Pay for Home Care in the UK
The Joyful Child
Foundation - Samantha
Runnion was a beautiful, bright and joyful little girl. She
loved to read for fun, write stories, paint, draw, play her
guitar, sing and dance. Most of all she loved to play games with
her family and friends. She approached each day as a new
adventure, eager to learn and play. Samantha looked forward to
growing up and being a mommy and a teacher. She was a precious
gift to all who knew her. That dream was destroyed.
Samantha was murdered by a sexual predator.
Quick Tips for Reading Your Medical Record (PDF) -
The information contained within your medical record belongs to you!
Make sure it is complete, up to date, and accurate. A
list of free tools and forms
for people who want to manage their health records can be found here.
Daily breaking health
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The Care Notebook - The Care Notebook and Care Organizer
are tools for families who have children with special health care
needs. Families use Care Notebooks to keep track of important
information about their child's health and care. This makes it easier
to find and share key information with their child's care team.
Regulations Still an Issue For Large Scale Animal Farms
and Their Impact on Neighboring Communities -
Exemplifying a new breed of farmers leading agriculture into a future
of farm consolidation, Joe Marhofer is the proud owner of a large-scale hog
operation in Ionia County that handles 7,000 animals. Despite the large size of
the farm, Mr. Marhofer said his relations with nearby non-farming residents are
good, and that his neighbors are impressed with the farm and glad to have it
Neighbors of Vast Hog Farms
Say Foul Air Endangers Their Health -
Around industrial hog farms across the country, people say their sickness
rolls in with the wind. It brings headaches that do not go away and trips to the
emergency room for children whose lungs suddenly close up. People young and old
have become familiar with inhalers, nebulizers and oxygen tanks. They complain
of diarrhea, nosebleeds, earaches and lung burns.
The Michigan Department of Community Health's section on the Family
Support Subsidy can be found here: http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-2941_4868_7145-14670--,00.html
the Administrative Rules for Special Education and Their Impact
on the Family Support Subsidy (FSS)
Jim Haveman, Director of the Michigan Department of Community
Health, to Tom Watkins, Superintendent of Public Instruction,
July 8, 2002