Friday, January 30, 2009

News and Subject Information At Your Disposal

Hi, Mary, my wife, shared a wonderful online resource with me. Popular science magazine lists it as one of the Top Fifty Science Sites on the Web. It's called Science Daily and it also has a more general section called: Newsdaily. It
covers almost any subject area in depth and breadth. I'll share a few links here from it. You can follow the developments related to many major illnesses. These are all links to various parts of the same huge web site.

For All Kinds of General News go to:
There are tabs at the top to specific subjects

For All Kinds of Science and Medicine News go to Science Daily at: There are tabs at the top to
 go to all kinds of other subjects including the one

For Medicine and Health News go to:
On the left hand side of the page you'll find a list of illnesses. (I had to play around with the illness list a little to get it to display fully sometimes.) If you click on most any of these you'll get many stories about that illness and some further subdivision of it. This will be a useful info tool for some of us.

For Multiple Sclerosis. I picked from the list of illnesses I mentioned above. It's The link right under Mental Health.

When you get to that page for M.S., it's further divided into Articles, Videos,
Images, Books, and even a breaking news section for very recent articles. The most recent news about M.S. is that stem cell transplants are showing some amazing results. The same Dr. Richard Burt that did the stem cell transplant for Victoria Chavez, our friend on Carepages is reporting the promising results in the very important, widely read Medical Journal entitled: Lancet for January 29th.

If you establish a Google or other newsreader account, you can set up an RSS feed for yourself for Science Daily. This means that new articles or any of these categories of items you want would be placed within your iGoogle page or
the News Reader part of your Google subscription. For example you could subscribe to the Asthma part or M.S. part of Science Daily and then feed it to your Google account. To make this happen you would have to register for a free subscription to Science Daily. The advantage here is that most of what you wanted to follow could be fed to one place for you to read. (Your iGoogle Homepage)
rather than your having to jump to multiple sites. This is exciting to me as I get into it more and more. Can you tell? Ha..

I've set up several news feeds for myself. One is for new articles from the New York Times. Another is from the Christian Science Monitor. I also follow about 25 blogs on the web and subscribe to them through a Blog I created on
Google. It's called FrankLivingFully. It's at:
My friend Cheryl Quist from carepages has a blog too. She's a talented artist who posts her painting almost every day. I love what she writes about the process of painting. Her blog is: Its name is: CHERYL'S CONSISTANT, CREATIVE & COURAGEOUS BLOG. I follow Cheryl's blog through my blog because my Google Homepage was getting too crowded. There's kind of a strange humor in this. Something like my computer has too many computers to keep track of. Ha… Hope I made some sense here.


zoe said...

HeY FrankO~ my walking, talking Encyclopedia of knowledge and love- You're amazing. I'm going to try the site suggested this morning.

Although, I've been a bit discouraged about learning how to do the blog-feed via my Yahoo- home page- I've put several of my favs on there and some of them just don't show up! Luckily, I think all of them are on my blog, but it's irritating that I can't get the system to work! Maybe you have some hints for me. Is there a limit as to how many you can have on your Yahoo home page?

Anyway, I'm excited about being connected more with you and Cheryl, ect thru the blogging- it will help to fill the hours. (lonely boring hours)
Cho cho sends his regards to Charley! haha.
love ya,
ewwh, that looks long, come visit me!

FrankLivingFully said...

Zoe, I appreciate your writing back. What I do is to work with the page directly. I get at it through my Google Homepage which has my blog listed. I click on my blog FrankLivingFully and when I do, it goes to my blogger dashboard. On that page near the top, I find a link near the top for layout and click on it. Then I click on the word edit when the next page comes up. Then I get a list of fields that I can edit. Within the list of fields I can edit is one which is the number of posts to put in the blog. Right now, I limit this to 2. The blog got to be too much scrolling if I did more than that. People can see the past issues of the blog. I've been badly screwed up recently and basically every evening is a crash. Have been doing this low key. I enjoyed that Ipsy site. It has potential. I love your drawings. Your friend Frank. Care Page: FrankLivingFully