Top 10 Health Communities

Health Communities play an important role in the diagnostics and treatment and in moving to the healthy lifestyle. Communication in forum with professionals and other people who have experience in your issues, you can find lots of useful information about what your symptoms mean and how to treat them.

Moreover, unlike the Health Reference apps, which provide you this information and give it to you to decide what to do, in the community people will convince you not to self-medicate but visit a doctor when it's needed. Without the external advice most people don't always make this step in time.

Health Community - is a great environment for the transition to a healthy lifestyle. When you have given yourself and nobody cares about your success in healthy eating, sports, quitting smoking - you can quickly loose motivation. However, in the health community - you've got the responsibility to your new friends and self-esteem - if you said that you quit smoking, then you should fulfill your promise.

One of the most important functions of health communities - is psychological help for people with serious illnesses (cancer, AIDS, hepatitis, etc.). These people vitaly need support and understanding of others, and thanks to the communities and mutual support, they get back the belief and desire to fight for their lives that help them to recover in result.
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WebMD
Webmd is not just a place to see what that ache in your back can mean, Webmd provides up a food and fitness tracker so you can monitor your weight, calorie intakes, and even gives you recommendations on food and exercise times built on your objectives. It also provides vaccine tracker to help you record and manage vaccinations for your entire family. Provides iPhone app including WebMD’s Symptom Checker, Drugs & Treatments, First Aid Information and Local Health Listings.
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Lose It!
Lose It! is a web and mobile application that lets you track food and exercise habits, set goals and interact with the Lose It! community to help lose weight and improve your health. Users can enter foods to see their caloric value and build their own recipes to view calorie calculations. Lose It! users can set goals and enlist the help of friends to stay on track.
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Strava
Track all your runs, rides and cross-training too. Upload your activities from your Garmin, Android or iPhone and Strava will automatically log all your workouts. Compare your performance against friends, locals and pros.
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MyFitnessPal
MyFitnessPal is a diet and fitness community built with one purpose in mind: providing you with the tools and support you need to achieve your weight loss goals. With Myfitnesspal mobile applications for iPhone and Android, your Myfitnesspal account is always at your finger tips. All our applications work with our site and have access to the same powerful database of over 1284000, foods and restaurant items. Any changes you make on your smartphone will be synced to the web and vice versa so you always have complete and up-to-date access to your account.
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DailyBurn
DailyBurn Tracker provides best-in-class fitness plans, nutritional tracking, and social motivation to help you reach YOUR health and fitness goals.
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Endomondo
Track your workouts. Challenge your friends. Analyze your training. With Endomondo on your phone, you can track your running, cycling and other sports. It's fun, it's social and it's motivating.
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RunKeeper
RunKeeper tracks your run or bike by how far you went, how long it took and the route you travelled. It has a personal dashboard to see all of your historical activities and monitor how you are progressing in your workout routines. Also, you have the ability to share with the RunKeeper.com community (which becomes your own personal cloud of fitness stats), along with Twitter and Facebook to get your friends and family in on the interaction. Nothing pushes you more than being held accountable by your loved ones. The app also integrates with an iPhone's music section to play tunes while you work out.
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FatSecret
Fatsecret is a place for people interested in food and diet. Sign up and achieve your food, diet and exercise objectives. We consider our functions such as simply recording your food and exercise, keeping a lifetime record of your weight, finding buddies to support you and discovering recipes that are right for you are pretty special, and that's just the tip of the iceberg. Provides calorie-counting apps for iPhone and Android
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WeSprout
WeSprout is a parenting Q&A community that also helps you keep better track of your child’s health than ever before. Track medical issues and medications, height and weight, developmental milestones, immunization records and more.
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Everyday Health
EverydayHealth.com is a leading provider of online health information. We're here to help you manage your own and your family's conditions and overall well-being through personalized advice, tools, and communities. We're committed to bringing you the most credible and relevant health information available online, and to giving you the best possible user experience. Our information is easy to understand and incorporate into your life every day. There's much to explore on EverydayHealth.com, including:
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Medify
Medify gives you access to millions of unbiased findings on symptoms and treatments for Autism, Alzheimer’s, Cancer, Lymphoma, Leukemia and more. Medify takes its data every night from Medline, the National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine, and other sources, such as drug side effects from the FDA. It takes all that complex data and presents it interactively, so you can be a more informed patient or help a loved one manage a chronic condition
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Fitocracy
Fitocracy will get you addicted to fitness just like a video game, only you level up in real life. Earn points, unlock achievements, beat quests, and slay the laziness dragon. Join the best fitness community on the planet and become the person you were meant to be.
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PatientsLikeMe
PatientsLikeMe is the leading online community for people with life-changing conditions. Patients embrace the open sharing of personal health data because they believe that information can change the course of their disease.
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MyNetDiary
Food and Exercise Diary for. Allows users to keep track of the foods they eat and the exercises they do, along with more granular measurements such as water they consume. MyNetDiary provides a great diabetes tracker app for iPhone, complementing the online diabetes tracking. The app provides the same comprehensive tracking features as the website, but it is built and optimized specifically for the iPhone. - See more at: http://www.mynetdiary.com/diabetes_apps.html#sthash.DQq2X0V6.dpuf
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Dailymile
Dailymile is a social experience for active people. We're a community of people just off the couch to ultramarathoners alike, who encourage and inspire one another as we achieve our goals. Together we've shared over 12 million workouts. Each of them tells a story. Share yours.
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Garmin Connect
Garmin Connect is a community-based website for runners, cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts who track their activities with Garmin devices. Join our worldwide community to start sharing and analyzing your activities. Garmin Connect wellness portal helps employers to manage their corporate wellness programs.
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Livestrong
The Lance Armstrong Foundation unites, inspires and empowers people affected by cancer. Livestrong.com offers a package of web applications that offer diet, nutrition and fitness tips for a healthier lifestyle. Achieve your health objectives with Livestrong.com s practical food and fitness.
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Webctor
Ask a doctor a medical question. On Webctor.com you will get medical advise and online diagnosis. Go to medical dictionary online to get more info.
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ParentWeb
ParentWeb is a social network and information resource developed exclusively for active and expectant parents and families. We provide a unique parenting resource, helping parents through the road of child-rearing by sharing knowledge, providing fun parenting tools, and hosting a friendly online community.
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IHadCancer.com
If you are fighting cancer, a cancer survivor, or a supporter of someone who has been affected: your story can help. Everyone touched by cancer has a story. Through sharing these stories, patients, survivors and their supporters can empower one another to take control of their health in the face of cancer.
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