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Topic: online doctor

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 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 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

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

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: online doctor, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Health Facts

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