I a href=”http://www.ohio.com/lifestyle/health/81117317.html”saw an article/a (via a href=”http://nalert.blogspot.com/2010/01/healthy-and-frugal.html”Newsalert/a) about a new book that sounded interesting called a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0982508107?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=0982508107″span style=”font-style:italic;”101 Ways to Save Money on Healthcare:/span/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=0982508107″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” /br /br /blockquoteFighting a stomach bug? Stay home and drink Gatorade or make your own rehydration solution using one teaspoon of salt, eight teaspoons of sugar, five cups of water and an optional half-cup of fruit juice.br /br /Want a cheap way to banish those acne blemishes? Use an over-the-counter product with benzoyl peroxide, a tried-and-true, inexpensive acne treatment.br /br /Need a wheelchair? Check out your local Goodwill or Salvation Army stores.br /br /These are just a few of the no-nonsense, consumer-friendly tips offered by Akron family medicine specialist Dr. Cynthia Koelker in her new self-published book, 101 Ways to Save Money on Healthcare.br /br /”I wrote this for the patient,” Koelker said. ”If people would take the time to look around, they would find a lot of things.”br /br /During 20 years in solo practice in Akron’s Ellet neighborhood, Koelker has dispensed plenty of advice to patients looking to make their medical care more affordable.br /br /So when she heard politicians on TV early last year talking about how they wanted to fix the nation’s health-care system, she thought: ”They’re not going to save you any money. I can sit down and write 100 ways to save on health care.”/blockquotebr /br /I kind of like the idea that this doctor felt there was something she wanted to say, in the way she wanted to say it and self-published her own book. Just for that alone, it makes me want to support her by buying it.