News & Advice from DOC in a box

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

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

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, online healthcare programs, virtual doctor consultation, online doctor consultation, Employee Benefits, Workforce Medicine

January 15, 2019

How To Treat Allergies

A allergic reaction 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 and diagnose this at home. Most common treatments for allergies consist of steroids, benadryl, or inhalers.  These medications can be electronically sent to your local pharmacy.  B

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Topics: Allergies, Treatment Plans

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

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: online doctor, health care, online healthcare programs, virtual doctor consultation, doc in a box, cold treatment, 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: When to use telemedicine, health care, online doctor consultation, talk to a doctor online, Health Facts