"You want to live a long, healthy life, but there’s so much conflicting advice out there, it can be hard to know where to begin when it comes to looking after yourself."
LET US DO IT FOR YOU!
Our staff of doctors, nurses, and medical writers comb the medical literature, Internet sites, medical abstracts and government entities for health news. We remove the jargon and reduce the content to a down-to-earth, manageable page or two that will transform you into a pro-active health consumer, and save you much time and money.
Your subscription to our services will help you and your family to be healthier, and will improve your medical treatment should you need it. You can sign up by clicking "Register / Subscriptions" in the navigation list on the left side of your screen. Groups of 25 people or more can find more information by clicking "Group Services" in the navigation list.
Subscriptions cost only $1.95 monthly, or $20 yearly and will be vitally helpful for everyone in your household. You can cancel at any time.
Please Note: We do not offer medical advice or diagnoses... We scour medical websites to carefully create a curated digest of health information. Your personal data is entered by you, and you are responsible for its' accuracy. We disclaim all warranties relating to any product, service or component provided as part of these services. In using our sites, you acknowledge that you understand these terms and conditions.
the US Health system is broken
We are in the middle of a healthcare revolution.
For many, health records are hand-written and stored on the doctors' shelf. Even In an emergency, it may take days to gather records from the primary care doctor as well as from specialists and test facilities. Vital information may come too late.
Health data now sells for more than Social Security Numbers, and is huge problem for all health organizations. Hospitals, health insurers, and test facilities have been systematically hacked.
Among many others, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has closed access to its Blue Button health records after a developer alerted the agency to a bug in its code that could expose patients' health information.
Your subscription includes forms that you control. Your data is accessible even if you move across the country. Our newsletters are packed with generic information and tools that hold nothing that a thief can sell.
A "CT scan" costs $1,100 in the US — and $140 in Holland.... U.S. prescription prices are collectively higher than elsewhere in the world... The Coast Guard has spent better than 67 M dollars to fix their Medical records. It would have cost Uncle Sam a small fraction of the Coast Guard expenditures alone to use our Personal Health Records system.
Your subscription includes tools and techniques that help you to avoid contra-indicated prescriptions and redundant procedures. Following our curated newsletters, you'll live healthier without spending hours of time keeping up with the current research.
4. INFORMATION OVERLOAD
The internet provides entry into hundreds of sources of health information. Much of it uses medical nomenclature. Some are rife with unsubstantiated rumors, unscientific recommendations and political pronouncements.
The 4BestHealth.Info crew includes doctors, nurse practitioners, and medical journalists. We systematically research our offerings, remove the jargon and the politics. Our curating reduces the facts to a quickly read summary that will help you to live healthier, and spend less time and money on your personal health.
You can save TIME AND MONEY WHILE GETTING MORE ACCURATE TREATMENT
Every time you go to a doctor, Emergency room, or test facility....
You have to fill in the same forms time after time. Forms we send you as part of your subscription help you avoid all that! Enter your health data one time. You only need come back to edit changes, like a new prescription. You enter your data only once and the program will re-organize, de-personalize, and deliver a complete, identity-theft-proof history you can present instead of filling out similar forms.
By taking proactive control of your health history, you save time and money. You make sure that your medical team is all on the same page, increasing the accuracy of your medical treatment.
SOURCES THAT WE STUDY SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO...:
National Institutes of Health, U.S. Food and Drug Association, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Health Resources & Services Administration, The World Health Administration, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, National Cancer Institute, American Heart Association, American Public Health Association, American Cancer Society, National Library of Medicine, American Diabetes Association, The Medical Library Association, Office on Woman’s Health, Men’s Health Magazine, WebMD, Drugs.com, FamilyDoctor.org, MerckEngage, MedicineNet, The Kaiser Family Foundation, The Commonwealth Fund, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Harvard Health, Tufts Health & Nutrition, Stanford Medical Newsletter, Science Daily, Oxford Newsletter.
...and many more.
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A few of our crew
BFA, BS in ED
Newt is a prize winning sculptor. He is also the inventor and developer of tools you will receive with 4BestHealth.info
How did a sculptor qualify for this job? Twenty years ago, Newt was diagnosed with Prostate cancer, and in the ensuing several years had a total of seven serious stays in the hospital. He carefully observed the often chaotic health system and wrote a widely quoted book about it, "The Prostate Health Workbook." Newt wanted to call it "How To Get Out of the Hospital Alive" but his editor thought it was not serious enough . Doctors suggested that the advice given in that book was helpful to anyone navigating the health system, not just cancer patients. Newt followed their suggestions and "The Hospital Survivors' Workbook" was born.
Both books are on sale in bookstores including Amazon and Barnes and Noble. The 4BestHealth.info program incorporates the advice given in the workbooks, but updated and made more accessible in digital format.
We believe that it is the only patient-centric program that uses multiple safeguards to thwart identity theft.
Joseph Carchedi, MD
Dr. Carchedi is a board certified physician who holds medical degrees in both the United States and Europe.
He began his career as a physician in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine. He later provided medical support for the cycling team of Lance Armstrong, adding Sports Medicine to his specialties. An avid cyclist, he was on the medical staff for the professional cycling Tour of China and the Tour DuPont.
Dr. Carchedi has over 20 years of clinical experience in the emergency room, and now specializes in Executive Health and Functional Medicine He combines aspects of traditional and functional medicine to maximize performance and health. Dr. Carchedi has lectured in the United States and Italy on the role nutrition plays in stress management and corporate decision-making. He is a consultant for Novartis, Italy, C.E.O. of the Vita Nova Group, Inc. and is the founder of the Blue Bell Wellness Institute.
DEBORAH SHAIN, LCSW, BCD
Psychotherapist, educator, and author, Deborah earned her graduate degree in Clinical Social Work from the Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, where she became a faculty member.
At Drexel University Medical School, she teaches Sex Therapy to psychiatry residents. As a professor at Cabrini College, she taught Crisis Intervention and Group Dynamics.
She has done extensive research in inter-generational family relations, remarriage issues, family communication skills, personality theory, and sex therapy. At the Jewish Family Service of Philadelphia, she was a therapist providing direct family service, was the supervisor of the Walk-In Service for Older Adults, and served as the Director of Family Life Education.
Distinguished an innovator by her workshops and publications. An independent consultant to medical schools in the U.S.A., Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Canada, she teaches MDs and physicians-in-training to communicate effectively with their patients. She authored two education books,"Study Skills and Test-Taking Strategies for Medical Students," and "Find and Use Your Personal Learning Style." Her books are sold in the U.S., Europe, and Japan.
In her private practice as a psychotherapist, she specializes in relationship therapy and individual treatment of adults and adolescents seeking insight regarding their behavior and interactions with their families. Deborah Shain is chairman of the Ethics Committee of the Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work, and is a Diplomate of The American Psychological Association."
DAN STEIN. CRNP, MSN, RN
Dan Stein is a retired Pediatric Nurse Practitioner who has worked in community medicine since the early 70’s.
He spent the bulk of his nursing career caring for children, and trained in a variety of modalities, always working to bring humane health care practices to his patients and their families. A long-time hospice volunteer, Dan has a particular interest in palliative and end-of-life care. He currently serves on the board of the PA DelVal Chapter of the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Association as the head of website and communications. Dan received his undergraduate degree from Widener University and his MSN from the University of Pennsylvania.
Dan has run Digital Software Solutions, a Computer Consulting and FileMaker application company, for the last 20 years. He is a certified FileMaker developer and an active member of the FileMaker community. An avid organic gardener and cook, Dan is committed to ensuring that information about health and health care options is easily available and accessible to people from all backgrounds.
DANA GREENE, BA, RN.
Dana earned a B.A. in Biological Psychology, and her R.N. with emphasis on women's health issues, including all aspects of patient care in labor and delivery, Antepartum, Nursery and Postpartum. She is certified in massage therapy, and emergency medicine.
She is universally loved by her patients and collegues alike for her proven compassionate care. Fluent in Italian, she served as an Independent Therapist in Umbertide, Italy. In the past, she has delivered patient care for chronic-care issues, including AIDS, wound care, ventilators, and diabetes. She is recognized too for creating a widely used diabetic injection teaching tool.
V.P. of Operations
Elaine worked for a technical book publisher selling hardware and software information to IT managers. She formed a company with two partners providing sales and IT software support for high tech companies.
She was indefatigable in heading our extensive beta testing efforts and vets our extensive website content. She has helped to shape the structure that has created this offering, and is credited with making our content more easily understood, and at the same time, more secure.
She helps administer the Wissahickon Dance Academy. She is also a member of the board of International Ballet Exchange.
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A 4BestHealth.info subscription provides low-cost tools and strategies that can make a significant improvement in how you, your family, employees, or group members safely interact with the health community. Users save time and money, and their lives are protected in a medical emergency.
"FEATURES" below is a detailed description of subscription features. Your family can join by clicking "Families" in the navigation bar on the left. Organizations can join by clicking "Group Services" in the same navigation bar.
4BestHealth.info is a patient-oriented suite of tools, data, and news aimed at giving the health care consumer common-sense tactics to take control of this vital area of their lives. A subscription helps to avoid tests and treatments that unnecessarily build up health costs. Available at a low fee, a subscription to PHR Life Services is a product that follows a person regardless of their employment situation. Health practitioners find that these offerings save them time and money, and make their practice of medicine more accurate and effective.
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ORGANIZATION Programs are custom designed for organizations providing health services to their employees and members. If you are an employer firm, a health support group, or any other group of health consumers, our subscription service can provide a stream of helpful forms and strategies to save time and money, reduce absenteeism, and provide life-saving information in case of a health issue or accident. All offered features for organizations are marked "O" on the list below.
Our goal is to provide the easiest self-administering program so that all the details are automatic, safe, private and effective. To receive a proposal that is tailored to your organizations' specific needs please use the request form on the Organizations page below.
Optional services to Organizations can include •Website hosting, •Domain acquisition and installation, •Logo design, •Basic website design • Branded eMail (i.e.,"info@organization-name") •Website hosting •Newsletter and Announcements •and more, all at discount prices that will delight you.
Monthly Administration : After an organization provides their membership data, details of each subscription are handled without company intervention. All Organization offerings are offered with complete company branding, providing an important "value added" benefit.
CLICK GROUP SERVICES IN THE NAVIGATION BAR TO GET A NO-OBLIGATION PROPOSAL
Responsive forms: All offerings will adjust to the size of the users’ screen (Desktop, Laptop, Tablet, Mobile phone), and are automatically formatted for standard operating systems (Mac, Windows, iOS, Android)
Private payment processing: All payments are made through the Credit Card Processing company “Square-Up.” That credit card information is not accessible by PHR-Rescue or its' subsidiary www.4BestHealth.info. When a payment is due, Square sends an invoice. Payment can be conveniently made with bank-level encryption directly from the invoice.
News you can use: We scour medical news from sources that are not read by the general public. We simplify the message, taking out technical language and shortcuts (i. e., PCORI, or HIMSS) and give a quick recap of what the news means for you .
Pre-checkup checklist: Before you go to any medical checkup, using this form will save time and focus the users’ session for the best results.
Health by the numbers: What do your blood pressure numbers tell you? How many glasses of water do you need to drink to stay healthy? The newsletter dealing with health numbers is available to you following our FAQs.
Vital Records forms: If you have blood sugar issues or have fluctuating blood pressure results, our forms will keep tabs of just what's going on for you.
TOOLS: Our "Living Will" creator will create a printable medical directive to your wishes. A lawyer will charge you upwards of $100 to draft one for you. We will give you links to other useful tools to determine your "Body-Mass Index," a quick and easy benchmark. Our PHR (Personal Health Record) will create a record for you that is depersonalized and therefore hack-proof. You can fax or email this to your practitioners and they will easily know whose record they are looking at, but an ID thief will not be able to sell it, thereby rendering your record hack-proof.
Find a Doctor checklist: Don't just put your life in just anyone's hands. Use our worksheet to help guide you to an excellent doctor. There are methods to ensure that you get the cream of the crop.
Find a Hospital: What to look for and find in a hospital facility. Bigger is not necessarily better. We'll help you research before you need to choose.
Practitioner Roles: Do you know the difference between a Practical Nurse, a Registered Nurse, and a Nurse Practitioner? You'll see more of your nurses and others on this listing than you will see of your doctors. Be a savvy consumer and know just what you are paying for.
Specialist Roles: Don't pay for an Otorhinolaryngologist if you need a Pulmonologist or a Rheumatologist, and what do they all do anyway? This listing will help you focus on which specialist can help your problem.
Alternate Supplementary Therapies: Which supplementary therapies might help you stay healthy and will make you feel better? From Acupuncture to Yoga to Relaxation Techniques, we tell you how to investigate these therapies and what they do.
And so much more!! See samples of past newsletters on the "Sample Newsletters" page.
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Copies of the original newsletters sent out before our site was redesigned and optimized. If you did not read them, you are welcome to click on any that you want to see. In these challenging times, this is vital information we want you to have. There is no fee and no obligation, but if you find merit in what we do, we'd be thrilled to add your name to our mailing list.
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Organizations that provide health services to their members find that their use of our service builds morale, betters attendance, and improves healthcare. Use of the program saves time and money for both the patient and the practitioner. The program improves the speed, safety, and accuracy of health encounters.
Our plans are hand-crafted to meet your every need. We are happy to prepare a no-obligation quote. After you provide a profile of your group, we'll design a proposal unique to your needs. There is no fee for this service. We appreciate the opportunity to work with you to make healthcare more responsive, safe, and economical.
Services to Organizations may include: Logo design and copyright, Domain selection and installation, Website design and Hosting, Private email forwarding, and Best health Information services.
INDIVIDUAL Subscriptions are available to health consumers with internet access. You can opt-in on your choice of levels:
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Please Note: We do not offer medical advice or diagnoses... We scour medical websites to carefully create a curated digest of health information. Your data is entered by you, and you are responsible for its' accuracy. We disclaim all warranties relating to any product, service or component provided as part of these services. In using our sites, you acknowledge that you understand our terms and conditions.
1. Will my sites work on my cell phone?
Yes, all sites that we design we design are responsive websites that adapt to the size of your screen. It can be viewed on pads, laptops, and desktops as well as mobile phones.
We take your privacy very seriously and protect your sensitive data in several ways.
3. Is my medical history theft-proof?
Medical histories are more valuable to data thieves than social security numbers. Even if you were to lose your personal health record printout, only your first name or nickname is shown. If you email your Personal Health Record to your doctor through our system, only your appointment time will serve to identify you. In the highly unlikely event that your PHR is intercepted, it is useless to thieves if you use some caution (see #7 below)
For less than it costs to buy one cup of coffee each month, you will get health news, valuable common-sense advice, and programs to make your health regimen easier. See the "What" page. If you have a new health issue or new prescriptions, you can go back to edit, add, or change time after time.
5. Who needs a medical history anyway?
6 How do I send my medical history to my practitioner?
When you enter your doctors’ email address on the last page of your personal history form, your doctor will receive an email with your history attached. The return address on that mail will not be ours. Your doctors’ staff will be able to quickly and easily identify that the record belongs to you.
7. What if my Doctor has no email address?
We recommend that you always print out your copy to take with you to appointments. It is, however, a good idea to mail a copy in advance of your appointment if there is time. Simply snail-mail the copy to your doctor, but provide no return address on the envelope. Nothing in the printout will compromise your identity.
8. How will Emergency Medical Technicians know where my history is located?
Rules for EMTs vary from location to location. Most are not permitted to look for or open your wallet. We do sell an optional thumb drive on which you can carry your medical history, x-rays, test results, and other data. You can carry the drive on your key ring or around your neck like a dog tag. The rescue drive has the EMT emblem etched on it to alert them that the data is available for their use. Subscribers will be offered our optional thumb drive at a substantial discount a few months into your subscription.
9. Are there any further terms and conditions?
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