Well, just when you thought the support for telemedicine couldn’t come from anywhere else, the maritime professionals’ trade union, Nautilus International, says the technology might not be such a bad thing for its industry. In basic terms, through a study it conducted with its members in regard to the technology, much more must be done to improve the accessibility and quality of healthcare services onboard seafaring vessels. [cont...]
Telehealth or telemedicine are synonymous terms used to denote the practice of medical providers connecting with patients virtually, via platforms such as the internet, telephones and video conferencing tools, the American Telemedicine Association explained. Providers are able to examine patients and make diagnoses via telemedicine and studies have indicated that telemedicine is a safe and highly effective way to treat patients, particularly those who live in rural or underserved areas. [cont...]
Have an appointment with a physician but have no ride? There’s always a cab or ride sharing to get you there, but that might be a bit of a hassle. [cont...]
Whether you're vacationing for pleasure or working overseas, traveling abroad opens up a multitude of opportunity for exploring and engaging in different cultures. While the excitement of traveling makes many associate happiness and positivity with any trip, there's always a chance that something could go wrong. Arriving to your destination may seem as simple as packing your bags and getting on a plane, but there's preparation that needs to take place in order to ensure your health.
The ability to measure physical activity through wrist-worn devices provides an opportunity for cardiovascular medicine, but the accuracy of commercial devices is largely unknown, in fact, the data collected might even be filled with error. [cont...]
According to a fact sheet from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. has a health literacy problem. Citing statistics from the National Assessment of Adult Literacy, the source revealed that just 12 percent of American adults possess health literacy levels that can be described as competent. [cont...]
On Friday, May 12, 2017, an enormous ransomware attack infected computers across an array of companies and government organizations, based in some 99 countries, BBC News reported. Cases were observed from the U.S. to the U.K., to Russia and China. CNN stated that the nations with the highest concentration of attacks were Taiwan, Russia and the Ukraine. [cont...]
There are now smartphone apps available that can help users navigate virtually every aspect of healthcare, from preventative strategies in terms of exercise and diet to chronic disease management. In addition to illnesses such as heart disease and cancer, there are now a wide selection of apps available designed for those living with multiple sclerosis. Read on to learn more. [cont...]