Doctors Turn to Telemedicine to Diagnose the Flu

Doctors Turn to Telemedicine to Diagnose the Flu

Flu season is here, and so far in 2015 it looks like it could be a bad one. For the first week of January, the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported elevated flu activity in 22 states. Complicating matters ...

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Putting a Face to the Push for Female Viagra

Putting a Face to the Push for Female Viagra

Men who experience erectile dysfunction (ED) due to diminished blood flow have the choice of several prescription medications that address the problem. Viagra, Levitra, and Cialis are the three big names in treating ED, and though the drugs can be ...

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Will Telemedicine Go Mainstream in 2015?

Will Telemedicine Go Mainstream in 2015?

As of mid-2014, three million American patients were using “connected” home medical monitoring systems, and by 2018 that number is expected to rise to over 10 million. Worldwide, nearly 20 million people are expected to be using home medical monitoring ...

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Can Viagra Combat Dementia?

Can Viagra Combat Dementia?

We don’t know yet, but a new experiment may provide answers. However, a drug in the same class as Viagra, tadalafil (the generic name for erectile dysfunction drug Cialis), is being tested in a small group of people over age ...

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How Viagra is Helping Premature Babies

How Viagra is Helping Premature Babies

In the United States, around 450,000 babies are born prematurely every year. That’s a rate of one in nine, and is a higher premature birth rate than in most high-income countries. Premature birth is birth that occurs at least three ...

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Why Obamacare Might Fuel a Telemedicine Boom

Why Obamacare Might Fuel a Telemedicine Boom

Telemedicine could deliver savings of more than $6 billion per year in the United States, according to Towers Watson, a global professional services company. Two big factors expected to propel telemedicine in 2015 are increased technology saturation and a shift ...

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Could Telemedicine Help Football’s Concussion Problem?

Could Telemedicine Help Football’s Concussion Problem?

Today, every state has a concussion protocol for youth sports, including football. Public awareness of concussion risk in football has increased dramatically in recent years, and has had a serious effect on participation in football. Frederick Rivara, University of Washington ...

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Telemedicine Gaining Steam with Physicians, Despite Obstacles

Telemedicine Gaining Steam with Physicians, Despite Obstacles

Telemedicine is evidence that advanced technology is influencing every economic sector. The delivery of healthcare services through remote monitoring and advanced telecommunications covers many aspects of health services delivery, from consultation among physicians to remote diagnosis via video of patients ...

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Is Tongkat Ali Really Nature’s Viagra?

Is Tongkat Ali Really Nature’s Viagra?

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a problem that affects millions of men, but knowing that a lot of men experience it doesn’t make it any less stressful. Despite the fact that medications like Viagra are readily available to treat ED, and ...

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