Map of life expectancy at birth from Global Education Project.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Now, back to our mission.

I get a lot of e-mails from various pitchpersons, and I probably ought to pass more of these along because they are sometimes worth checking out. This link comes from a flack working for the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, and it's your government's official portal to the world of health advice. I took a quick look and I will say that, while there is some evidence of the unavoidable influence of commercial pressures (e.g., advice to eat lean meat and poultry, fish, beans and, yep, eggs; followed immediately by advice not to consume cholesterol) they offer a huge catalog of links to sound resources inside and outside of government, without fear or favor, for every kind of health-related issue. I find generally fair and balanced treatment of complementary and alternative medicine, resources from both professional and consumer perspectives, and a well-organized format that makes it pretty easy to find what you need. So it might be a reasonable place to start if you have a specific health-related concern or question.

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