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Jun 15, 2007 (Vol. 27, No. 12)

Revolution Health-Start Your Revolution

URL:www.revolutionhealth.com
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I liked the title of this one enough to take a look and I’m pleased that I did. If there’s something I want to see a revolution in, it is health. While the site doesn’t actually lead any revolutions in healthcare, it does a pretty good job of providing useful health information and important news. The opening page prominently features a section entitled Health News Headlines, which features up to the minute news on important health topics. Though it displayed two topics clearly related to health at press time (insulin levels and diet success/anxiety risk for heart patients), it also had the curious headline about Jerry Falwell’s death. This seems to be an isolated health issue, at best. That’s a minor complaint, though, as the rest of the site abounds with useful content. Highlights include 12 learning centers (e.g., autism, cancer, back pain), top 10 healthy living centers (e.g., fitness, food/nutrition, pregnancy), and medicine chest (e.g., allegra, lipitor, viagra). Other features include videos and writings from numerous expert bloggers in health. There’s a lot to like here.
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*The opinions expressed are solely those of the author(s) and should not be construed as reflecting the viewpoints of the publisher, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., the publishing house, or employees and affiliates thereof.

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