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Category: Dr. Val Jones

Scrutinizing claims

One of the toughest yet most important thing to do as a consumer of health care is to know the quality of information that you’re being given. How do you know if someone is giving you good information? After all, there is contradictory info out there for pretty much everything! Well, luckily for us not all information is created equally and there are ways to scrutinize claims to help gain some insight into how much weight, if any, they carry. It may appear that I’ve grown infatuated with Dr. Val… Read more Scrutinizing claims

Health Care Reform

Health care reform is upon us and many, including myself, are watching anxiously to see what we’ll end up with. Several terms are becoming more and more commonplace in the news, including “socialized medicine”, “single payer system” and “public option.” Much debate exists as to the utility of these approaches and I won’t claim to have the answers. Depending on your view point of the role of government, it seems, the Canadian system is pointed to as both a successful model to follow and an example of how this type… Read more Health Care Reform

The Healthy Woman

As I have mentioned in the past, it is difficult to find information that can be trusted. This is very true when it comes to the health promotion industry that markets to women. Think of all the celebrity endorsements and talk show “experts” and you’ve got yourself a lot of confusion in the people just looking for some good information. Dr. Val Jones has just reviewed a new book called “The Healthy Woman” on her blog, Better Health. Dr. Jones has a history of not being swayed by fad, having… Read more The Healthy Woman