TORONTO, Oct. 28 /CNW/ - Canadians are seeking credible information concerning the H1N1 (human swine flu) virus. As a leading Canadian source of health information, www.medbroadcast.com has launched a one-stop comprehensive national H1N1 (human swine flu) Influenza Health information centre (www.medbroadcast.com/H1N1). This information centre will help meet the needs of Canadians in search of useful, credible, and accurate H1N1 information.
The H1N1 information centre features information that has been reviewed by health care professionals, up-to-the-minute H1N1 news, the first national influenza vaccination clinic directory, links to related government health sites, practical advice on flu prevention, and information of how to treat H1N1 (human swine flu) symptoms. It also provides Canadians advice on how to cope with flu symptoms using natural and other over-the-counter remedies, plus ways to differentiate serious flu symptoms from those of other common ailments.
With the arrival of the second wave of the H1N1 virus in Canada this autumn, the information centre is being launched at a time when information on the H1N1 virus and its vaccine has flooded the internet. Some of this information is confusing, contains errors, or has not been reviewed by health care professionals. This has health care providers worried and the general public concerned as to which sources of information are to be trusted.
"Canadians are growing anxious with ever-increasing news of H1N1-related deaths in otherwise healthy individuals, particularly those seen in children," states Paul Kostoff, CEO of MediResource, the publisher of MedBroadcast.com. "We are trying to assist by providing a national resource where people can drill down to find information about how H1N1 may affect them in their community."
In the coming months, the site will feature an interactive H1N1 symptom tracker and other tools to help people manage their health.
MedBroadcast.com is owned and operated by MediResource, Canada's leading online health publisher. Every month millions of Canadians search MediResource health information to better manage their health. MedBroadcast.com is a trusted source from which Canadians can access accurate and timely information regarding the H1N1 (human swine flu) virus, including tools and tips they need to stay healthy this flu season. The site can be accessed at http://www.medbroadcast.com/H1N1.
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