Frequently Asked Questions
Membership on Mediclim.com costs USD $20/year.
The USD $20 fee entitles members to subscribe to the Mediclim service for 1 year and receive unlimited Mediclim health alerts (typically 5 alerts per month) for 1 year. Subscribers also have unlimited access to the Mediclim Message Boards (Forum), the Mediclim Blog and online subscriber e-mail support.
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Some persons want to stop receiving the Health Alerts e-mails and want to know how to stop them. You control what e-mails you are sent by selecting the ailments on the “Health Information” section of the “Manage my Account” web page. If you do not select any ailment, then you will no longer receive any e-mails (but still have access to the website). Login to MediClim.com, go to “Manage my Account”, click on “Health Information”, un-check all the ailments and Submit.
Membership to MediClim.com gives you access to the MediClim community via the website. This includes participating in discussion forums provided for subscribers like you who have interests in weather and health issues, and to see how the weather has influenced health in your community.
If you live in selected countries, subscribing also provides access to our Health Alerts e-mail service where MediClim.com will e-mail you a 1-day notice of days where certain ailments can be aggravated by the weather. You select the ailments for which you want to receive e-mails - the decision is yours. You can select the ailments initially during registration, or if you prefer, you can do so at a later time by logging in to MediClim.com, going to “Manage my Account”, and clicking on “Health Information”
Subscription is simple. Click on the Sign-up button and follow the instructions. You will be asked to complete a user account, and complete payment for membership (USD $20/year). We do not ask you for your name or personal health information. Your postal code / zip is required in order for you to receive Health Alerts for any ailments you subscribe to.
Once you have completely filled out the forms and completed your membership payment, you should get a response in your email account from us within a few minutes. If you have not received confirmation by email, please check:
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To renew your membership with us, login and complete the steps for membership payment, and your account will be (re)activated.
If you are still having problems, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
We can never be absolutely certain that some particular weather will trigger an asthma attack in any one particular individual - we have to leave this for you to determine. However, there are statistics that indicate increases in asthma incidence in the population under certain weather conditions. This we can provide to you.
Though it is not as well known to be a trigger for asthma attacks as it is for migraines, there are studies that have shown that the prevalence of asthma attacks rises in the population as a whole under certain weather conditions. While we cannot specifically determine whether you, individually, will be affected by the upcoming weather, we believe that providing you with an indication of the likelihood that asthma will be more prevalent in the population as a whole could help you. Our hope is that asthma sufferers who monitor our forecasts will be able to take measures provided by their consultant physicians to address their ailment and mitigate its impact on their lives. While we do not provide any medical advice, per se, we feel that our information can be useful to many, and therefore, we offer it freely.
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A typical Alert looks something like the following:
Research has shown that certain ailments, or sometimes the symptoms of ailments, can be aggravated by weather conditions. We examine the forecast weather conditions, link them with the ailments which are known to be aggravated by these weather conditions, and provide you with a forecast that the particular ailment may be aggravated at that time (see also the questions about "How can MediCLim.com be sure that the ailments will be aggravated?" below)
We, at MediClim.com, tend to refer to our ailment forecast e-mails as "Alerts", because we are alerting you of an upcoming situation.