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Pets and Health Risks

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Posted on October 9, 2015 at 7:30 am

Your pets might be carrying germs that can harm you and your family. We come into close contact with our pets all the time. It is important to understand the health risks that our furry little friends might expose us to. It is very important that you take care of your pets for you to be and stay healthy. Things to Consider Before Getting a Pet Making the decision to get a pet should be made after careful consideration. Caring for a pet requires time and patience. The expenses of having a pet sho .......

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Five Types of Fever

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Posted on October 8, 2015 at 7:30 am

A fever signifies an abnormal, temporary rise in body temperature due to a medical condition. The rise can be continuous or may cycle over time. The onset of fever can occur due to a myriad of different medical conditions. Normally the human body has a temperature in the range of 37.5-38.3°C (99.5-100.9°F). If an illness occurs, body temperature rises above normal values and might go to extremes of 41-42°C (105.8-107.6°F). Malarial Fever Malaria is a disease caused by a type of parasite cat .......

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Why is Patient Engagement Important for Doctors?

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Posted on October 6, 2015 at 7:30 am

Patient engagement is a broad term used to define patient involvement, their level of health-related knowledge, and the quality of doctor-patient communication. Even the tools used to facilitate doctor-patient communication such as online health portals and social media are often included in this definition. Patient engagement implies that doctors adopt a patient-focused approach in their medical practices and research. From the point of view of patients, it requires that they take their doctor .......

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Have a Nail Biting Habit?

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Posted on October 5, 2015 at 7:30 am

Nail biting is a behavior that is usually exhibited by people who have more than average levels of nervousness and/or anxiety. It can be a hard habit to change because of set behavioral patterns. Since it is used as a method of coping during stressful times, people find it very hard to let go of. Most nail biters assume that they are not harming themselves in any way. This is a common misconception. Regular nail biting will change the growth and structure of your nails, as well as causing other .......

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The Benefits of Neonatal Telemedicine

Written by S.O.

Posted on October 2, 2015 at 7:30 am

The world faces immense challenges in providing quality medical services to people who live in remote locations and under-developed areas. The costs and manpower involved in setting up good hospitals in these locations is huge and unrealistic. Doctors and experts have looked to modern communication technologies for a solution to this seemingly impossible and dire issue. Fortunately, the emerging field of telemedicine answers this call. The rapid advancement of technology has made it possible to .......

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Hobbies that Can Help Control Blood Pressure

Written by S.O.

Posted on October 1, 2015 at 7:30 am

Blood pressure issues (high or low) can lead to life-threatening complications if left untreated. Whether you have been recently diagnosed with an active blood pressure issue or wish to change your lifestyle to prevent health problems in the future, these suggestions will help you improve your daily routine and lower your stress levels. Stress can worsen blood pressure issues. If you find yourself frequently stressed out then it is time to take steps to reign in your stress levels. Find things w .......

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5 Breathing Disorders You Might Be Suffering From

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Posted on September 30, 2015 at 7:30 am

Many different disorders affect the human respiratory system. Most of these cause serious health complications for the patient and are often chronic conditions. These can happen to anyone, but genetic pre-disposition and environmental factors also play a role. At times, people tend to neglect signs of breathing disorders simply because they’re not aware of the symptoms. To help you in this regard and to live a healthy life, given below are some tips: (1) Asthma Asthma is a chronic condition th .......

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3 Common Chronic Diseases Better Treated Via Telemedicine

Written by S.O.

Posted on September 28, 2015 at 7:30 am

Telemedicine is a highly cost-effective option when it comes to managing diseases. It has become an increasingly important option and has been received with open arms by all. The increased interest is due to the fact that in recent years, technology has become cheaper and more universal. Telemedicine is for everyone, including patients that are suffering from chronic conditions. Most chronic conditions are difficult to manage; they need frequent monitoring of the patient’s health. This aspect .......

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How to Heal a Fractured Bone

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Posted on September 25, 2015 at 7:30 am

Bone fractures are mainly caused by injury resulting from an accident that might include a fall, a blow, or a sports injury. These accidents exert a force on bones that can then result into cracking or breaking the bone. People expect to recuperate from bone fractures quickly. However, they should know that the healing process takes time and should not be interrupted by excessive activity, otherwise it may grow worse. To help you heal from broken bones relatively quickly, we will state a few mea .......

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Does Medicaid and Medicare Cover Telemedicine?

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Posted on September 23, 2015 at 6:30 am

Telemedicine, the remote delivery of healthcare services, is growing in popularity. It is vital and a cost-effective way to deliver care to homebound senior citizens and others who have limited access to a doctor due to being in remote locations or other constraints. It can eliminate the hassle of filling prescriptions and diagnosing common illnesses that can take up valuable physician time. Today, many private insurance companies offer coverage for telemedicine services, and the number is growi .......

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