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Topic: virtual 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 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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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 15, 2018

Survey Shows Senior Homes Aren't Taking Telehealth Seriously

by Eric Wicklund

A survey of vendor preferences finds that senior living facilities aren't paying attention to telehealth even though they outsource for healthcare and therapy. But they are starting to value mHealth.

August 16, 2017 - A recent survey of vendor preferences among senior living providers finds that they aren’t using telehealth all that much – but they are taking a liking to mHealth.

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Topics: health care, virtual doctor consultation, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Medicare

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 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