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Regardless of the “why” in your choice of VideoMedicine as a viable care option, the “how” is what should really be focused on to insure you get the best care possible. Some tips to consider to help ensure that you receive the best care possible: It is the patient who is responsible for initiating appointments, not…

Telemedicine is currently one of the fasting growing industries in the developed world, boosting a projected market value of 27.3 billion by 2016. But just because most telemedicine platforms are going in the same direction (up), doesn’t necessarily mean that all telemedicine platforms are going to be the same. In fact, much like any thoughtful…

Sometimes, momma knows best. Many of us had moments growing up when Mom prescribed a home remedy to better our health. Most remedies in the Valentine Household came from food. I can only assume this is because we were a big Italian family that loved to eat. Any excuse to enjoy ourselves a little more…

Hot foods were a hot topic for this interesting medical study. See what we did there? Experimental, or small population studies, over time have shown health benefits of spices and their bioactive ingredients. For example: Populations with a higher consumption of spices have a lower incidence of cancer. Bioactive agents of certain spices have shown beneficial roles…

Contrary to what one might think, telemedicine doesn’t cost money… it saves money. In the words of the American Telemedicine Association in their article entitled Telemedicine’s Impact on Healthcare Cost and Quality, “Most of the peer-reviewed research about the cost effectiveness of telemedicine that is based on large sample sizes and follow sound scientific rigor…

The Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT), sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), stopped its study early to announce significant preliminary landmark findings. The findings state, “More intensive management of high blood pressure, below a commonly recommended blood pressure target, significantly reduces rates of cardiovascular disease, and lowers risk of death in a group of…

Both our health care professionals and our patients are curious about the same circumstance: >>Can treatment be administered over state lines? Due to the unfortunate and sorely needed lack in support from congress concerning telemedicine laws, the answer to this question is two sided. In one sense, yes, you can receive “treatment” from a healthcare…

Once school begins after a long summer, parents have to focus less on feeding their kid’s attention span, and more on feeding their mind and bodies. Close to 32 million children rely on school meals every day. Many of these meals are counted on to supplement children with up to half of their daily calories. Your school’s…

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