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December 2007 Newsletter               www.medhelp.org

Happy Holidays!

As the year ends and we approach our 14th anniversary I wanted to say thank you. When we started MedHelp we could never have imagined that we would one day support 5 million people a month. To be honest I still can't believe it.  We rely heavily on your help, support, and patience and we are truly grateful that you are always there for us especially when we make changes to the site. On behalf of the MedHelp team I would like to wish you and your family a happy, safe, and healthy holiday season and a Happy New Year.

Cindy

www.medhelp.org


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MEDTALK :  Featured Article

The Real Reason People Gain Weight Over the Holidays
by Roger Gould, M.D.

People think that they gain weight over the holidays just because there is so much good food around. That’s only part of the truth. The more important factor is that weight gain happens because the stress of the holidays leaves many people "emotionally" hungry, and they eat too much to make themselves feel better. Holiday weight gain is the result of a seasonable exaggeration of the everyday bad habit of "emotional eating", the fundamental cause of obesity.

It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, but for many people....

>> Read More:
http://search.medhelp.org/blog/ShrinkYourself.php?itemid=178

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MEDTALK :  Featured Article

Traveling Well During the Holiday Season
by Philip Parks, M.D., M.P.H.

It is that time of the year—many of you will be traveling by land, sea, and air and braving the roads, railways, and domestic and foreign airspace.

So, how do you stay well in your travels? Here’s a quick checklist that you may find useful:

- Travel Medical Kit: Take with you a small medical kit with a list of your everyday prescription medications, your drug allergies, a list of your medical problems (asthma, diabetes, etc), ...

>> Read More:
http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/1737

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NEW EXPERTS

* Travel Medicine: http://www.medhelp.org/forums/show/192
  Occupational Health & Safety: http://www.medhelp.org/forums/show/188
  Philip Parks, M.D., M.P.H., M.Occ.H.

*  Ritmo del Corazón (Heart Rhythm): http://www.medhelp.org/forums/show/194
   Horacio Guillen, MD

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NEW COMMUNITIES

* Cerebral Palsy: http://www.medhelp.org/forums/show/197

* Herpes: http://www.medhelp.org/forums/show/195

* Human Papillomavirus (HPV): http://www.medhelp.org/forums/show/196

* Adoption: http://www.medhelp.org/forums/show/193

* Dieting: http://www.medhelp.org/forums/show/190

* Parkinson's Disease: http://www.medhelp.org/forums/show/201


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NEW FEATURES

* Shortcuts: A quick way to link to your favorite forums.

  >> Join a community or watch an Ask-a-Doctor forum to add it to your shortcuts: http://www.medhelp.org/forums/show/197

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COMING SOON

Over the next few weeks we will be rolling out a lot of new functionality. Keep a watch out for:

* Drug Glossary: Detailed descriptions, including side effects, interactions and images for tens of thousands of prescription & over the counter drugs

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271792 tn?1334979657
by IBKleen, Dec 20, 2007
I would like to wish a Happy Holiday season to all at MedHelp!!

279300 tn?1326746678
by 1234betterlife, Dec 20, 2007
thank you and have a merry christmas!

352798 tn?1399298154
by GoingToMakeIt, Dec 20, 2007
I too want to wish all here a Happy Holiday and a good new year.

I also want to thank you for having these forums available tp the public. They have helped so many of us.
You are doing a good job and we all appreciate it.

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