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Topic: virtual doctor consultation

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 17, 2019

For 2019, Employers Adjust Health Benefits as Costs Near $15,000 per Employee

With the cost of employer-sponsored health care benefits expected to approach $15,000 per employee this year, large U.S. employers continue to make changes, new research reveals.

Many want to hold down cost increases and are steering employees toward cost-effective service providers, such as telehealth options and high-value in-plan provider networks, according to the nonprofit National Business Group on Health (NBGH) survey 2019 Large Employers' Health Care Strategy and Plan Design. The survey was conducted from May to June with 170 large employers as they finalized their 2019 health plan choices; more than 60 percent of respondents belong to the Fortune 500.

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Topics: When to use telemedicine, Employee Benefits, Workforce Medicine, virtual doctor consultation, online doctor consultation, online healthcare programs

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 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 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: online healthcare programs, health care, virtual doctor consultation, doc in a box, online doctor consultation, When to use telemedicine

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