In a special web message, former Governor Jeb Bush described a new eHealth portal, FloridaHealthStat.com as your "one stop site for all of your health care questions and information."  It has now been improved and is part of the website FloridaHealthFinder.gov.  Having given the site a once-over, we'd
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The Florida Prescription Drug Prices website was developed by the Florida Attorney General's office and the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) to help consumers shop for the lowest price in their area for their prescription drugs.  It provides pricing information for the 50 most commonly used prescription drugs in Florida.  The prices are the "usual and customary prices," also known as retail prices, reported monthly by pharmacies.  This is the price that an uninsured consumer, with no discount or supplemental plan, would normally pay.  Prices at your local pharmacy may change daily, so this website is only meant to help you compare prices at different pharmacies an are not a guaranteed price.
If you've attended any of our programs, you no doubt have heard president and founder Carolyn Raville mention her WALK EASY crutches.  She is not given to promoting unless she knows the product is excellent, helpful and reasonably priced.  We recommend a visit to WalkEasy.com to have a look at their walking aids and accessories, crutch evaluator, success anecdotes, and even a visitor survey.
Ocala and Marion County are located on the edge of the Ocala National Forest and solidly in the heart of the thoroughbred race horse industry.  We are also very centrally located for day trips to Daytona, Tampa and all that the Orlando area and its attractions have to offer.  Visit our Ocala/Marion County Chamber of Commerce.
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once-over, we'd say that it is quite an improvement and very useful.  We recommend everyone have a look at this site.  You don't have to be a Floridian to find it of value.
DiseasesConditions is a human-built diseases and conditions directory.  This directory is an aid for all consumer health diseases and conditions information - nutrition, cancer, diabetes, mental health, allergies, depression, anxiety and more.  There is absolutely NO charge to use this site to find a top web site related to your quest.
  
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is the world's largest medical library and creator of MEDLINE and MEDLINEplus, where you can find information on conditions, diseases and wellness, plus a medical encyclopedia, where you can find drug information, generic and brand names; dictionaries for definitions and spelling of medical terms; directories that include locations and credentials of physicians, dentists and hospitals; and many other resources.
  
If you would like to know more about the Americans with Disabilities Act, you can access all the laws, rules, measurements, etc.  In fact, it is more information than you will ever be able to handle in one visit.
  
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a world in information that keeps you posted on the latest medical developments.  Physicians administering the polio vaccine should read the CDC's latest recommendations.
  
We welcome you to head for the New Mobility Magazine International Cafe, "the largest community on the web for disability news, resources and culture."  They tell us their website has grown to over a million hits per month.
  
The Boulevard is a "Disability and HealthCare site dedicated to providing valuable information about quality products and services available to health care professionals and individuals with disabilities."  This site puts you in touch with everything from specially-equipped vans to wheelchairs, from bath aids to things we never even knew existed.
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Meet Priscilla Webster, Founder and President of South Africa's first fully-integrated post-polio support group, the Post-Polio Network RSA in KwaZulu-Natal.  Cilla has some amazing challenges, not the least of which is dealing with some eleven different languages and dialects...
Gillan Thomas is President of the Post-Polo Network (NSW) in New South Wales, Australia.  Gillian is a very open and pleasant person and a joy to communicate with.  Her website is very informative and very professional.
For those more comfortable with the Japanese language, we recommend Information Resource Japan, the best site available in that county.
And for those who like to keep ties with the notoriously friendly and beautiful Emerald Isle, we recommend our friends at the Post-Polio Support Group of Dublin, Ireland.
If you are more comfortable in the Spanish language, you will appreciate the quality and information from the Organización Post-Polio México.  "Mi dolor no es más importante que el dolor de otra persona en mi misma circunstancia.  Es el mismo dolor y la misma circunstancia".  -Jorge Federico Eufracio Téllez, M.D.  ("My pain is not more important than the pain of another person in my same circumstance.  [It] is the same pain and the same circumstance".)
Drugwatch.com is (and we quote their opening webpage) "a comprehensive online medical database featuring information about thousands of medications currently on the market or previously available worldwide."  This is an easy-to-use site that should answer just about any question
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question you might have about your prescription drugs.  The site is sponsored by the Peterson Firm, LLP, a law firm that concentrates their practice almost exclusively on asbestos and pharmaceutical based injuries.  Admittedly, there are a number of "ambulance chasers" who advertise on television and the internet, but this firm has been checked out and found to be a well established and with a stellar reputation.  There is no charge or obligation for accessing this information.  We appreciate their spirit of "sharing the knowledge."
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