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(QUIZ) Would You Recognize a Medical Emergency?

Written by Courteney

Posted on March 21, 2017 at 12:59 am

In a potential emergency situation, it can be difficult to make the call. You may wonder if you are overreacting by calling for help, or underreacting if you don’t. It is important to practice clear thinking and utilize common sense in a troublesome situation. Let’s take a look at some true or false statements about first aid below to see how you might do in an emergency today: True or false: Medical emergencies are purely physical, such as an injury, and are almost always obvious to the n .......

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Are The Mumps Making a Comeback?

Written by Courteney

Posted on March 10, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Do you remember seeing the pockets of hockey players becoming infected with the long-unheard-of mumps in the news recently? It’s true – according to the CDC, the mumps is making a vehement comeback, reaching a 10-year high. It is highly contagious and can spread through saliva or respiratory droplets. But if you were vaccinated against the mumps as a child, you have nothing to worry about, right? Not necessarily. Did you know the vaccine wears off after about 15 years? Therefor, it is im .......

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Telemedicine – A Revolutionary Blindness Screening Tool?

Written by Courteney

Posted on September 10, 2016 at 5:18 am

Telemedicine can be useful for various types of screening and monitoring of diseases (for example Telestroke monitoring), but unfortunately both doctors and patients are slow-moving to embrace such a convenient answer to health issues that can be caught early and fixed, like diabeti .......

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Telemedicine for Post Secondary Students

Written by Courteney

Posted on May 20, 2016 at 6:07 pm

When your son or daughter goes away to University or College to start their new life, there are a million worries for a parent. One less worry should be their healthcare. Telemedicine is an excellent solution to many of the obstacles standing in the way of quality healthcare while living away .......

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Sinusitis: Is Your Nasal Nuisance Here to Stay?

Written by Courteney

Posted on February 26, 2016 at 3:58 pm

Man Blows Nose Acute sinusitis (more commonly known as a sinus infection) occurs when the sinus cavities fill with fluid instead of air, encouraging germs to breed which leads to an upper respiratory infection. Sinusitis can be a chronic condition, or an isolated viral episode. Acute sinus infections can be bacterial by .......

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Fast Facts About Telemedicine

Written by S.O.

Posted on February 16, 2016 at 5:43 pm

Telemedicine word cloud Here are some facts about the newly advancing telemedicine field that you may not know: Over 78% of Doctor’s visits can be handled via telemedicine Overcrowded U.S. emergency rooms see over 136 million visits annually Only 11% of ER visits end in admission Rural citizens have to travel an av .......

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5 Diseases Caused by Obesity

Written by S.O.

Posted on December 30, 2015 at 5:23 pm

  lifestylechoiceIt’s easy to know which foods are bad and which are good, but it doesn’t make it any easier to make good decisions when you’re feeling peckish. More than mere appearance, obesity is seriously bad for your health. According to medical sciences, you are considered obese if your weight is twenty percent more than the weight considered a .......

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Telemedicine and Its Impact on Specialty Care

Written by S.O.

Posted on December 7, 2015 at 7:30 am

specialty care Not only has telemedicine entirely changed and redefined medicine, it has also completely revolutionized medicine across all specialties. Specialists such as orthodontists, cardiothoracic surgeons, pediatricians and many others benefit from the use of telemedicine. Telecommunication technologies such as two way video feed, smart .......

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What is Telemedicine and What Telemedicine Services Delivery Mechanisms Currently Exist

Written by S.O.

Posted on November 30, 2015 at 5:35 pm

telemedicine What is Telemedicine? Formerly defined as the exchange of medical data from one site to another through electronic means to help improve the health condition of patients, the definition of telemedicine now takes on the use of technologies and applications like video conferencing, email, smart phones and other similar tools. Telemedi .......

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New Medicaid Rules Support Telemedicine

Written by S.O.

Posted on November 23, 2015 at 7:30 am

medicaid The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have issued a decisive rule that collates the policies related to the responsibilities of the state Medicaid agency in practicing and supervising access to innovative methods of healthcare. According to the rule, states are required to come up with an access-monitoring plan, so that proper ac .......

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