News & Advice from DOC in a box

January 20, 2019

Tattoos that can change color with changes in your body, sounds like witchcraft but it's happening

Can you imagine a tattoo that changes color according to changes in your body? Or underwear that continuously monitors those changes? Researchers are working on just such innovations in the wearable medical technology field, toward the ultimate goal of quick and personalized 24/7 monitoring to improve health, while making doing so easy on both patients and physicians.

Here are a few developments in the wearable medical technology field that are sure to launch medicine into the future. These products along with our online doctor visits can be soon the future of primary care.

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Topics: online healthcare programs, virtual doctor consultation, online doctor, online doctor consultation, modern medicine

January 18, 2019

1 in 4 US antibiotics may be inappropriately prescribed

A recent analysis provides more evidence that inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics is common in the US. Researchers from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI, Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA; and Northwestern University in Chicago, IL, analyzed prescription data on 19.2 million people.

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Topics: Health Facts, cold treatment, online healthcare programs, online doctor consultation, virtual doctor consultation, talk to a doctor online, health care, online doctor

January 17, 2019

For 2019, Employers Adjust Health Benefits as Costs Near $15,000 per Employee

With the cost of employer-sponsored health care benefits expected to approach $15,000 per employee this year, large U.S. employers continue to make changes, new research reveals.


Many want to hold down cost increases and are steering employees toward cost-effective service providers, such as telehealth options and high-value in-plan provider networks, according to the nonprofit National Business Group on Health (NBGH) survey 2019 Large Employers' Health Care Strategy and Plan Design. The survey was conducted from May to June with 170 large employers as they finalized their 2019 health plan choices; more than 60 percent of respondents belong to the Fortune 500.

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Topics: When to use telemedicine, Employee Benefits, Workforce Medicine, virtual doctor consultation, online doctor consultation, online healthcare programs

January 15, 2019

How to treat allergies

Allergies can is a immune response to a certain substance such as dust, animals, and foods.  We have outlined the types of allergies and how DOC in a box can help treat this at home. 

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Topics: Treatment Plans, Allergies

January 15, 2019

What can be treated by a online Doctor

Many things can be treated online by a doctor. Around 80% of diagnoses are made by verbal consultation, therefore a physical exam just confirms these diagnoses. At DOC in a box we treat over 30 diseases that include:

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Topics: talk to a doctor online, online doctor, Psoriatic Arthritis, Gout, Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Arthritis, When to use telemedicine, Allergies, Treatment Plans, Asthma, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

January 14, 2019

Who knew this about flu? Five hidden benefits of getting your flu shot

Getting the flu vaccine is not only your best shot at beating the virus—it could help in other ways you may never have realized.

With flu season quickly gathering momentum, it’s not too late to get your shot to protect you through the remaining winter months. Last year’s flu season was long and brutal, the worst in 4 decades, with more than 80,000 flu or pneumonia-related deaths nationally.

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Topics: cold treatment, health care, doc in a box, virtual doctor consultation, online doctor, online healthcare programs, talk to a doctor online

January 13, 2019

Sexual health experts debunk impossible myths about getting "Random" STI's

Warped ideas about the scary ways people can contract a sexually transmitted infection abound. There’s the notion that you can get an STI from a toilet seat, the myth that an STI is always a sign of an unfaithful partner, and the nerve-wracking fear that STIs can emerge “randomly.” The worst part about these myths isn’t that they’re false — it’s that they obscure the real problems about STI transmission.

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Topics: talk to a doctor online, health care, online doctor consultation, When to use telemedicine, Health Facts

January 12, 2019

Giving up alcohol for just 1 month has lasting benefits

Many of us will have enjoyed numerous glasses of wine, beer, champagne, or other alcoholic beverages over the winter holidays. Thus, in January, we may feel the need to take a break from alcohol. An alcohol-free month is the best choice we could possibly make for our health, British researchers conclude.

Dry January is an initiative of the charity organization Alcohol Change United Kingdom, which encourages people to try giving up alcohol for 1 month at the start of the year.

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Topics: Health Facts, health care

January 12, 2019

This Is the Filthiest Item in Your Doctor’s Office

The dirtiest thing in your doctor's office probably isn't what you think. Here's just how gross it is, and how to avoid it and why you should choose a online doctor consult. 


Doctor visits should help us beat the common cold, prevent health issues, and generally keep us well. But beyond sick people coughing and sneezing in the waiting room are germs in places you never knew. In fact, new research conducted by InsuranceQuotes.com found that the item with the most germs is actually the clipboard pen used to sign paperwork.

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Topics: Health Facts, talk to a doctor online, online healthcare programs, online doctor consultation