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Topic: online healthcare programs

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 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 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 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 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

October 22, 2018

Do I Need to See a Doctor? How to Know if a Virtual Clinic Visit is Enough

When we start feeling sick or uncomfortable, the first question we ask ourselves is, “Do I need to see a doctor?” While some ailments like the common cold can be treated with over the counter medicine, home remedies, and plenty of rest, it’s always a good idea to see a doctor whenever possible. Doctors can catch things we don’t notice, help us prevent problems from getting worse, and prescribe the proper medicine after diagnosing the disease or injury.

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Topics: online doctor, health care, online healthcare programs, virtual doctor consultation, doc in a box, online doctor consultation, physician assistant