It is a real pleasure to introduce Judy Olmsted, our first TIP graduate, who now excels at splitting alternates, re-categorization and, of course, answering questions on the site, among other features! Though Judy joined our online community recently, she has already become a bronze contributor with her over 2800 contributions in the Health, Human Anatomy and Biology categories. A former teacher, she is much loved by her students who voted her the Teacher of the Year three times – not to mention her own college who awarded her the honor of Educator of the Year! We are lucky to have Judy on our team, and soon she will be an Answers.com Supervisor, too! Read more and get to know her and her sense of humor… Continue reading
There is some pretty cool content in town, and its name is Healthination. That’s “a leading, independent producer of health videos that help you take control of your health,” run by medical professionals and also T.V. producers and musicians.
In the Health category on WikiAnswers, you can find one of Healthination’s videos embedded in every Q&A page with an existing answer. The videos are quick tutorials on health topics including heart health, home first aid, asthma, vision, healthy sleep, etc. There are also true life stories.
The Healthination videos on WikiAnswers are another way to get helpful information to the Q&A community. Want to check it out? Just click on any answered question in the Health category, press play, and start learning!
For some, the bathroom is the holiest room of the house. For others, it is most definitely not. Whichever way you lean, the fact is, the bathroom is pretty darn important. So here is one of the most important WikiAnswers Wednesday questions you will ever read:
Rather than go into the – um – dirty details, I’d like to briefly explain where I got the inspiration for highlighting this question. And by briefly, I mean, I got it in… the bathroom. At the Answers Headquarters. Because it is hanging there. The question is hanging there, to be read and understood as you… well, yeah.
Don’t believe me?
My favorite part about it is the commentary that someone had a thought while reading it and penciled in: “Why is this question categorized in the Health category? RECATEGORIZE!”
WikiAnswers has teamed up with Itamar Medical — a world-leading developer of cardiac diagnostic equipment — to spread cardiovascular awareness by pumping the Cardiovascular Health category with new questions, answers and edits. The experts at Itamar Medical are officially Supervising the category, contributing their professional knowledge to growing cardiovascular Q&A.
Here are some of Itamar Medical’s contributions so far:
- How do horror movies affect a person’s heart rate?
- Is it good to be able to see your heart beating hard when you work out and less when you aren’t active?
- Where can you find a chart of average heart rates?
This is an excellent way to get experts on a topic to contribute to WikiAnswers Q&A: You scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours. When you use your Bio Page to promote yourself, and then answer questions in your field, you gain credibility and a fresh audience. Not to mention that all the curious people waiting for information are getting quality, thought-out answers directly from the experts.
Are you a professional who might be interested in covering a WikiAnswers topic in your field? If you’d like this kind of opportunity, leave a comment.
If you are what you eat…does that mean I’m not actually a woman, but rather a chocolate milkshake and fries? Can you imagine what life would be like as a chocolate milkshake and fries!? I guess it might be similar to life as a woman…sweet but salty, hot and cold, crispy and smooth. That’s how life is, really.
Let’s take a moment to recall the important foods that you should be eating everyday to keep your body healthy and in good working order. Proteins. Green vegetables. Fruits. Lots of water. All the major vitamins and minerals.
Besides that though…haven’t you always wondered if an apple a day really keeps the doctor away?
Or maybe you’ve wondered about things like this:
- Is intelligence inherited or in the food you eat?
- What happens if you eat a shrimp shell?
- What does whale meat taste like?
Go ahead…ask and answer all kinds of nutrition questions on WikiAnswers now!
Being comfortable in your genes is part of the theme of this year’s National Eating Disorder Awareness Week.
Did you know that in the US, eating disorders are more common than Alzheimer’s Disease? According to the National Eating Disorders Association, five to ten million people suffer from some kind of eating disorder and the numbers continue to grow. It’s no laughing matter — eating disorders can cause major health issues like kidney failure, diabetes and heart problems.
Get comfortable in those genes…wear jeans that fit the true you…
Now take a moment to ask or answer questions about this important topic.