News & Advice from DOC in a box

February 14, 2019

How The Flu Spreads And How A Virtual Online Doctor Is The Right Choice

Person to Person

People with flu can spread it to others up to about 6 feet away. Most experts think that flu viruses spread mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Less often, a person might get flu by touching a surface or object that has flu virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes.

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Topics: cold treatment, Health Facts, Influenza

February 11, 2019

Sleep Deprivation May Exacerbate These Serious Health Conditions

Different individuals require different amounts of sleep to remain healthy, with no set time applying to every adult. For instance, some people—including President Trump—claim to need only 3 to 4 hours of sleep each night, while others—such as former president Barack Obama, Elon Musk, and Richard Branson—require about 6 hours per night to feel rested. On the other end of the spectrum, there are those who feel that no amount of sleep is sufficient, and aim to get as much shut-eye as possible.

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Topics: Health Facts, Insomnia

February 05, 2019

How To Treat The Flu

Influenza is a viral infection that attacks your respiratory system — your nose, throat and lungs. Influenza is commonly called the flu, but it's not the same as stomach "flu" viruses that cause diarrhea and vomiting.

For most people, influenza resolves on its own. But sometimes, influenza and its complications can be deadly.

Initially, the flu may seem like a common cold with a runny nose, sneezing and sore throat. But colds usually develop slowly, whereas the flu tends to come on suddenly. And although a cold can be a nuisance, you usually feel much worse with the flu. 

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Topics: Treatment Plans, Influenza

February 02, 2019

Here’s How Your Smartphone Is Hurting Your Health

When you hear terms like “smartphone addiction” or “digital dependency,” you probably conjure up a mental picture of teenagers with their heads bent over their devices. But it’s a stereotype that’s not entirely accurate. True, teens are using smartphones more than ever, but adults are too—even more than teenagers.

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Topics: Osteoarthritis, When to use telemedicine, Arthritis, talk to a doctor online, Health Facts

February 01, 2019

DOC in a box Online Doctors Are Helping The Influenza Outbreak

This weeks flu updates shows the good and the bad of this influenza season. The CDC released the 2018-2019 Influenza data with it ending on January 19, 2019. Overall about 20% of the states have dropped out of the moderate to high activity, those being California, Washington, and Idaho. However some states are not as lucky and continue to have a high activity. States such as Nebraska have been ranked the #1 spot for activity this week by

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Topics: When to use telemedicine, online doctor, virtual doctor consultation, doc in a box, online doctor consultation, News and Events

January 30, 2019

Seeing a Virtual Online Doctor Can Save You From Getting Frostbite

Hard, Cold Facts About Frostbite

When the weather outside is frigid, do you know how to protect yourself from frostbite?

"It takes only minutes for exposed skin to become frostbitten if the temperature falls below 20 degrees Fahrenheit and the wind is blowing at 20 miles per hour or more," Dr. Taizoon Baxamusa, spokesman for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, said in a news release issued by the academy. "Your hands, fingers, feet, toes and ears are especially susceptible, so you need to take special care protecting them."

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Topics: online doctor, health care, virtual doctor consultation, doc in a box, online doctor consultation, Health Facts

January 27, 2019

Researchers Find a New Treatment for the Common Cold and Flu

For cold and flu-like symptoms, most consumers take over-the-counter medicines, while clinicians can prescribe antiviral drugs such as Tamiflu. But none of these is a silver bullet against the common cold or flu. Now, researchers have shown that elderberry syrup—a remedy as old as folklore—substantially reduces both symptom severity and symptom duration for colds and flu.

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Topics: cold treatment, Health Facts, News and Events

January 25, 2019

Doctor From Anywhere And Anytime

DOC in a box has been a leading innovator in telehealth technology over the last 3 years. With this week's exciting announcement of new states to service, DOC in a box has proved once more that it's ground-breaking innovation is leading the way for others to follow........

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Topics: News and Events, Job Postings

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