Health Newsletters

Written by Jeremy Horelick
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Health newsletters may be aimed at everyone from doctors and nurses to those who merely take a casual interest in diet, exercise, and medicine. Look around and you'll find newsletters dedicated to the latest dietary supplements such as antioxidants and performance enhancers. It's important to consider the source before buying into the claims made by any of these publishers, as it's often hard to spot their agendas or sources of financing.

Health newsletters may contain information of a complexity and sophistication equal to that of medical magazines. There may be articles on new drugs, treatment methods, "holistic" or homeopathic remedies, or surgical techniques. On the other hand, there are health newsletters that contain nothing but unverified rumor and shoddy science.

Subscribing to Health Newsletters

Is it worth it then to subscribe to health newsletters? The answer is, it depends. If you're a doctor or other health worker, and you're already up to your eyeballs in journals, magazines, and reports, the marginal utility of adding yet another information source to your life may be small. On the other hand, if you have the time and energy to invest in a health newsletter, or just take it for what it's worth (which is often mere entertainment value), you have nothing to lose.

You can always unsubscribe to your health newsletters, or any newsletters for that matter. A publication put out by a reputable source will provide instructions in its emails on how to unsubscribe. Most subscribers start out reading their weekly or monthly letters with regularity, then decide that they're too large a commitment when added to the litany of websites, newspapers, radio shows, and TV programs they're already consuming.

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