Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Healthgrades. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. However, all opinions are my own.
Let’s face it; if you are a mom, you are busy. We just have so much on our plates, between carpooling, work, meal planning, extended family, extracurricular activities, schooling, husbands, housework, and all the other many facets of a mom’s life; dealing with healthcare can be overwhelming and far too stressful. Obviously, healthcare is a top priority for any good mom, and we all want the very best for our children and family in all areas of life! That is why I know it is important for us to not only find top notch healthcare for our family, but also to know all of our options regarding it. Plus, any and all important information that pertains to different health related issues.
The Healthgrades website is a fantastic tool to help busy families find doctors (including specialists), hospitals, and much more. They also provide other helpful information. For instance. reports like the “Women’s Health Report 2013” that contains valuable statistical information, and a way to see more about the issues that matter most when choosing providers and health options.
I really liked the following quote from the report. I like how they understand how different we are, and the importance of our unique health risks as women.
Why Quality Matters Uniquely for Women
Scientists have long known of the anatomical differences between the sexes. However, only within the past one to two decades have they begun to do the research that uncovers the significant biological and physiological differences.
The differences between men and women span everything from the composition of bone matter and the experience of pain, to the metabolism of certain drugs and the rate of neurotransmitter synthesis in the brain.
Yet many women do not know that they are more vulnerable to some diseases, may have different symptoms, or react differently to some medications. Unfortunately, sometimes doctors and hospitals don’t recognize those differences either.
For women, understanding their unique health risks, as well as the potential impact they will incur relative to variations in quality of care can help prevent unnecessary hospitalizations and complications. And, because a woman is often the primary caregiver in the family, a woman’s health affects her family’s health.
I was really glad to participate in this important blog tour. I had never used a place like Healthgrades before this, so, I was thrilled when I discovered how useful the information was, and how helpful it will be to me and my beloved family in the future!
I highly recommend that you take a look at the Healthgrades site, and explore it thoroughly like I did. You will be amazed at what a great help it will be to aid you in choosing healthcare professionals, top notch health institutions, and pertinent information and news about health.