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Telemedicine is Often Called in for Tricky Cases

Written by Courteney

Posted on March 28, 2017 at 12:29 am

Telemedicine sets the stage for a life-saving collaboration between emergency physicians and faraway specialists for difficult medical cases. Let’s take a look at a few specific examples where telemedicine saved the day: A Complicated Infection When a 74-year-old man living in Utah went to his local ER department for a very stiff and painful neck that wasn’t responding to OTC meds, they were surprised to detect a severe Staph infection around his collarbone. After they conducted surgery, t .......

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Telemedicine – A Convenient HealthCare Choice for Winter Problems

Written by Courteney

Posted on January 22, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Of all seasons, the convenience of telemedicine shines brightest in the winter. Who wants to venture out in the snowy cold to deal with a day of doctor’s appointments or ER waiting rooms when you can see a telemedicine doctor in under 15 minutes? There is no reason to risk a slip-and-fall on the way to the doctor if you can see one from the comfort of your own home. Let’s take a look at some common winter health issues that can easily be treated by telemedicine: Skin problems – The cold d .......

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Telemedicine: Helping Healthcare Switch From Reactive to Proactive

Written by Courteney

Posted on November 30, 2016 at 1:53 am

For decades healthcare has focused more on treating the fallout of health problems after they had become full-blown issues as opposed to screening and preventing future health problems from arising in the first place. Luckily, this is changing as telemedicine and other technologically driven medical adva .......

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Studies Say Telemedicine is Improving Chronic Condition Management

Written by Courteney

Posted on November 8, 2016 at 5:58 pm

Recent studies illustrate how telemedicine is proving an effective tool in the management of chronic conditions. One study focused on how telemedicine enables diabetics to self-manage better. The 18-month study monitored diabetic patients who were set up to use a mobile glucometer, an online diabetes management program a .......

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Telemedicine is Improving Healthcare for Veterans

Written by Courteney

Posted on October 10, 2016 at 5:49 am

Our veterans have done so much for our country, but unfortunately they haven’t been adequately taken care of by our healthcare system. Over 3 million veterans are dispersed across rural areas that are inaccessible to the proper care. Many have disabilities or serious health conditions that make it diffic .......

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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 Mythbusters (Part 1)

Written by Courteney

Posted on September 2, 2016 at 10:27 pm

Telemedicine is finally on the rise as many people are starting to see just how convenient and effective it is to see your doctor from home, however, many still aren’t convinced that it is an adequate stand-in for a traditional doctor’s visit. In some ways telemedicine a .......

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5 Amazing Medical Technology Advancements

Written by Courteney

Posted on August 22, 2016 at 11:15 pm

  Our country’s once skeptical and shaky faith in technologically-based medicine should only be strengthening as brilliant minds constantly collaborate on mystifying new medical technologies that will save more lives, cut down on human error and save time, money and other resources. Some .......

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Telemedicine for Minor Immediate Issues

Written by Courteney

Posted on August 14, 2016 at 12:43 am

Did you ever have to spend all day in pursuit of a last minute doctor’s appointment or emergency care just for a simple complaint that was easily rectified? We’ve all been there. But luckily, there is a quicker and easy one-word answer to these small health inquiries – telemedicine! While telemed .......

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10 Reasons Why Telemedicine Is Only Now Taking Off

Written by Courteney

Posted on July 28, 2016 at 12:10 am

  Even though the concept of telemedicine has been floating around for decades, it is only really beginning to soar as of late. Why, if we had this revolutionary concept right underneath our noses, are we just beginning to utilize it? There are many reasons for this, some of which include: Technolog .......

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