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Topic: online doctor consultation

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 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

January 12, 2019

This Is the Filthiest Item in Your Doctor’s Office

The dirtiest thing in your doctor's office probably isn't what you think. Here's just how gross it is, and how to avoid it and why you should choose a online doctor consult. 


Doctor visits should help us beat the common cold, prevent health issues, and generally keep us well. But beyond sick people coughing and sneezing in the waiting room are germs in places you never knew. In fact, new research conducted by InsuranceQuotes.com found that the item with the most germs is actually the clipboard pen used to sign paperwork.

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Topics: online healthcare programs, online doctor consultation, talk to a doctor online, Health Facts

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 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

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 14, 2018

How Skilled Nursing Facilities utilize Telemedicine to Qualify for Medicare Bonuses

Central Island Healthcare is using a telemedicine platform to triage its patients and reduce hospital readmissions. Its success with connected care has qualified the SNF for a hefty CMS reward in 2019.

December 13, 2018 - A telemedicine platform that provides real-time virtual care has helped a Long Island skilled nursing facility reduce hospital transfers, improve patient care and staff morale – and earn more than $150,000 in Medicare bonuses for

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Topics: virtual doctor consultation, online doctor consultation, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Medicare

December 13, 2018

How much caffeine is too much?

 

Do you drink just one cup of coffee or tea first thing in the morning, hoping the caffeine in it will jump-start your day? Do you follow it up with a caffeinated beverage or two and then drink several more cups of coffee throughout the day?

Does it matter?

According to scientists at the FDA, caffeine can be part of a healthy diet for most people, but too much caffeine may pose a danger to your health. Depending on factors such as body weight, medications you may take, and individual sensitivity, “too much” can vary from person to person.

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Topics: When to use telemedicine, online healthcare programs, online doctor consultation

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