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You may have heard terms like telemedicine, telehealth, or mhealth in discussions around providing clinical care or education from a distance. MedlinePlus defines telehealth simply as “using electronic communications to provide or get health care services.” Some definitions that might be found in around telehealth policies and legislation include: Synchronous – live video and/or audio Asynchronous – also known as “store and forward” and not live Remote… Read More »
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded a landmark study that supports a crucial component of the 2017 Hypertension Clinical Practice Guidelines put forth by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC). The AHA and ACC guidelines state that high blood pressure should be treated earlier by changes in lifestyle… Read More »
HealthDay and MedlinePlus reports that in over half of the supplements studied by researchers, the actual ingredients differed from what was written on the label. Some ingredients may actually be harmful. Researchers find that 80% of bodybuilding and 70% of weight-loss supplements contained ingredients not listed on the labels. Also, half of the body building… Read More »
Plan to get the most out of your doctor’s appointments. You can address your concerns as best as possible, by following some key steps. Tips 1) Make a list of the questions and concerns you want to talk about with your doctor. 2) Put them in order, listing the most important question or concern first. … Read More »
Get your flu shots! The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting our first flu cases of the season in our region. The CDC recommends everyone over the age of 6 months get a flu vaccine by the end of October. The flu vaccine is the best way to prevent flu illness. Take… Read More »