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Topic: online doctor

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 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

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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Topics: doc in a box, online doctor consultation, online doctor, virtual doctor consultation, talk to a doctor online, health care

December 19, 2018

Can laughter cure cancer or defeat the common cold?

As the old saying goes, laughter is the best medicine—but for what? Can laughter cure cancer or defeat the common cold? Can laughing fix erectile dysfunction? Hmm, probably not.

Laughter really is good (if not the best) medicine for a range of ailments, from chronic pain to improved cardiovascular function.

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Topics: Health Facts, Skilled Nursing Facilities, online doctor

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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Topics: talk to a doctor online, virtual doctor consultation, health care, online doctor, 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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Topics: virtual doctor consultation, health care, online doctor, doc in a box

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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Topics: doc in a box, online doctor consultation, online doctor, virtual doctor consultation, talk to a doctor online, health care