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The World Health Organization has released the newest version of the International Classification of Diseases, ICD-11. The ICD tracks health trends and statistics globally. The nearly 55,000 unique codes identify injuries, diseases, symptoms, and causes of death. These codes are the common language that health care professionals use to share information worldwide. This new version… Read More »
The National Institute of Health and the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health have released a great health resource that is available instantly at your fingertips! The mobile app HerbList is available for free on the Apple store and on Google Play. HerbList was designed to give consumers access to information about popular herbs… Read More »
June is Men’s Health Month. Coming up is also Men’s Health Week, which takes place the week leading up to Father’s Day. This year’s dates are June 11-17, 2018. According to menshealthmonth.org, “the purpose of Men’s Health Week is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease… Read More »
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 quantity of health information available is both an advantage and disadvantage for those turning to the internet to try and self-diagnose their symptoms. For example, a google search for “racing heartbeat” returned 1,710,000 results in less than a second. How does one determine if the website they are browsing has accurate and complete information?… Read More »