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Simply Health Articles

Simply Health articles are health-related articles dealing with various health topics. They can serve as a foundation for acquiring basic knowledge and understanding about health-related and healthcare-related topics necessary for developing a proficient degree of health literacy and patient empowerment vital to making good and meaningful decisions regarding your health and health care. 

Simply Health articles cover many practical health-related and healthcare related topics and developments, and are intended to improve healthcare communication between patients and healthcare providers, by giving patients a better understanding of terminology and health-related concepts prior to and following doctor visits or visits with other healthcare providers.

Some of the most informative and cutting edge health-related articles are those written by healthcare professionals, particularly physicians, but the medical language and context in which those articles are written are oftentimes difficult for the lay reader to understand. Therefore, Simply Health articles are written without the excessive use of highly technical jargon used by doctors and other healthcare professionals. In order to make the information most practical to readers however, some common medical terminology is used. The meaning of medical terminology when needed by readers can be obtained using the medical glossary of this website or the website search window.

The website glossary is organized according to body systems and category of the terminology. The body systems include the cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, endocrine and neurological. The cardiovascular system has to do with the heart and blood vessels. The respiratory system deals with the lungs and airways. The gastrointestinal system consists of the food intake, digestive tract, waste elimination tract and the organs in the abdomen involved in the digestion and elimination of food and food waste products. The endocrine system is the network of the glands in various parts of our bodies which produce hormones. The neurological system is the brain and the interconnecting nerves throughout the body. The categories of the terminology are diagnoses, symptoms, physical signs and diagnostic tests.

Simply Health articles cover a variety of health issues pertaining to patient engagement which is instrumental in achieving quality improvement in healthcare, reducing healthcare costs, and/or preventing disease and disease complications. The health-related articles on this site are categorized and can be accessed through the links below.

Additional categories and articles will be added as new and updated information becomes available and the healthcare field changes. 

Simply Health articles are for informational purposes only and are not intended to be a substitute for medical consultation with a qualified professional. If you are unsure about your medical condition you should consult a physician.

  • Healthcare Articles for Patient Engagement
    Healthcare articles are a valuable patient-empowerment resource for acquiring knowledge and foreknowledge of the issues related to the healthcare industry and patient engagement.
  • Health Insurance Articles
    These health insurance articles contain some of the up-to-date information which is so vital to the healthcare consumer in choosing health insurance.
  • Health-Related Articles on High Blood Pressure
    Health-related articles on high blood pressure are particularly relevant with respect to increasing health literacy and promoting patient engagement.
  • Online Lab Service Articles
  • Online Pharmacy Articles
  • Personal Health Record Articles
    A personal health record (PHR) is a computer-based software application that allows you to store a variety of personal health information including illnesses, hospitalizations, encounters (i.e. visits and communications), journal information in between doctor visits, medications, allergies, immunizations, surgeries, lab results, and family history.
  • Proactive Health Defined
    Proactive health is the health improvement resulting from self-help actions to improve health. It is the result of disease prevention, early detection of disease and improved healthcare.
  • Quit Smoking Help Articles
    Because of the health and economic burdens that smoking placement on society there is a tremendous need for information on how to quit smoking.
  • Test Kits Articles
    Test kits are now popular because they are convenience, private, cost-effective, quick and accurate. They can be used for home drug testing, STD testing, paternity testing, and testing for a variety of other conditions and reasons. Reading informative articles is one of the best ways to learn how to reap the benefits of these devices.
  • Weight Loss Articles
    The articles below provide vital information pertaining to implementing a weight loss program and maintaining the weight loss to achieve a healthier and happier life.

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