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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 omaha.com.

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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 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

December 21, 2018

Caring for a Senior Family Member Can Require Some Backup - How to Use a Virtual Care Provider to Reduce Travel and Waiting Room Time

Our parents and grandparents raise us and take care of us as we grow up. And then one day, the scales tip. You can now take care of yourself, but suddenly they may need your assistance. No one looks forward to this.

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December 17, 2018

How DOC In a box Can Save Your Company Money on Healthcare for Employees

Every employer’s top priority should be the health of their employees. Investing in good health care means fewer sick days, higher productivity, and a happier workforce. However, some companies struggle to choose a health plan that’s affordable for everyone and still effective.

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December 17, 2018

FDA approves new drug to treat influenza

Today, the US Food and Drug Administration approved Xofluza (baloxavir marboxil) for the treatment of acute uncomplicated influenza (flu) in patients 12 years of age and older who have been symptomatic for no more than 48 hours.

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Topics: When to use telemedicine, health care, online healthcare programs, virtual doctor consultation, doc in a box, online doctor consultation

December 16, 2018

How Technology May Be Improving the Doctor-Patient Relationship?

If implemented correctly, innovations like virtual clinic visits and automated doctor’s appointment text alerts actually enhance this all-important relationship in healthcare.

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December 10, 2018

Am I Sick? What to Do if You Wake Up Feeling Horrible But Don't Know What is Wrong with You

You wake up and you’re feeling groggy, like most days. However, this time you feel a little more sluggish than usual, and maybe a bit dizzy as you make your way to the shower. After your shower, all you want to do is crawl back into bed. There’s no doubt about it: something isn’t right. You might be sick.

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December 08, 2018

‘Vaccines Cause Autism,' And Other Medical Myths Debunked

Whether it’s your grandmother telling you to slather butter on a burn or a neighborhood bully alleging that gum sits in the digestive tract for 7 years, there are probably a dozen baseless rumors for every sound piece of medical advice. While these common misconceptions are often amusing, they can pose some serious public health risks when they take on lives of their own.These medical myths range from silly to dangerous, and they all share one thing in common: They’re about to be debunked.

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