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Topic: When to use telemedicine

February 18, 2019

10 dreaded diseases back from the brink

Once effective treatment or prevention exists for a disease, the hope is that the disease will fade from public health. But illnesses don’t always go away and can lurk in the shadows only to later re-emerge. Some of these diseases reappear because people fail to get vaccinated while others evolve to become more virulent and resistant to current treatment.

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Topics: When to use telemedicine, Gout, online healthcare programs, cold treatment, News and Events, Influenza

February 02, 2019

Here’s How Your Smartphone Is Hurting Your Health

When you hear terms like “smartphone addiction” or “digital dependency,” you probably conjure up a mental picture of teenagers with their heads bent over their devices. But it’s a stereotype that’s not entirely accurate. True, teens are using smartphones more than ever, but adults are too—even more than teenagers.

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Topics: Osteoarthritis, When to use telemedicine, Arthritis, talk to a doctor online, Health Facts

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

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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 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, online healthcare programs, virtual doctor consultation, online doctor consultation, Employee Benefits, Workforce Medicine

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 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

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