Showing posts from February, 2014

Pros and Cons of Online Doctor Consultations

In these days of Dr. Google, it's not surprising that scores of sites often invite you to ask unseen medical professionals a question, though little is known about what occurs on these sites. I don't know whether you've used these services yet or not, but today many patients are seeking advice online from doctors they have never met. However, many are still out there who strongly believe these services are jam-packed with scam activities. So, the questions you may ask: Are these online consultation services worth your time and money? Are these doctors providing helpful advice? To help you in getting the best possible answers, in this post, I would like to discuss the pros and cons of online medical consultations. Some of the Pros of Online Health Consultation Seeking online health advice isn't illegal, it's an effective means of getting professional medical advice. Although I believe strict regulatory guidance and administration is required to help patients av

Open Letter: A Confession with You

Dear Guest, It's an honor to have you here. I know many of you already visited this blog, but I think I need to reintroduce it and myself with you. My name is Imtiaz Ibne Alam, and I'm the guy who is behind this medical blog. Learn more about me » I founded back in 2011 with a simple objective to create an informational, educational blog. But as time passed, it just converted into a magazine type blog, not a blog written from my personal opinion or experience. I believe that's because of the topic I chose to write on, though sometimes it feels like I've filled this blog with rubbish contents. However, that is not the reason for my confession here. Over the last three years, I've written and published posts mainly related to health or medical niches, including some general question and answer type posts (for example, visit my Anatomy or Disease & Condition Page ). But there are some exceptions too. I couldn't limit my niches nei

How to Figure Out How Much Life Insurance You Need to Buy

Life insurance is a necessary expense if your family -- or someone you care -- depends on you financially. Although the reason we need life insurance is something no one likes to think about, but an insurance policy can be invaluable in protecting the financial security for your family despite your absence. However, for many families, the urgency of keeping balance with everyday expenses pushes one solid tool for doing that -- buying life insurance -- to the bottom of the to-do list. To avoid doing so, the solution is to purchase only the policy you need at the cheapest available price. Factors you need to consider when buying your life insurance are: Your age - as the risk of death increases with age, premium rates are higher the older you are. If you're young and want to get a policy, choosing term life insurance would be a cost-effective approach to cover your risk and have your future options open. Age of spouse and children - this will help you determine how much inco