3 Factors to the Growth of Telepsychiatry Software
The advantages of telemedicine have been established and discussed ad nauseam in various articles and publications. The telehealth industry is projected to generate $1.9 billion in 2018, up from $240 million in 2013. For all intents and purposes it appears to be the new frontier for healthcare. One of the specific types of telemedicine that is seeing particular interest is telepsychiatry software. Here are three potential reasons why.
1.) Prevalence: Mental illness can take a a variety of forms. It’s one of the most common abnormalities a person can suffer from. In fact, up to 35% of all chronically ill individuals are diagnosed with some form of mental illness. Where there is a need, businesses in a free market will look fill it. Since psychiatry is largely how mental illness Continue Reading
3 Ways to Heal an Injury Faster
After suffering an injury, you need to give your body time to heal, or else you’ll risk making said injury even worse. That is a matter of fact. However, there are things family practice doctors say you can do to help hasten your recovery. Here are just a few.
Ice It Up. - Immediately after you’ve suffered an injury, you should put ice on it. Leave it on there for about 10 minutes, then take it off, and put the ice back on again for another 10 minutes. If it starts melting quickly on you, get more, perhaps after you take it off the first time. You’re going to want to keep icing it as you continue to heal. Do it three times a day for the first 72 hours — once in the morning, once at noon, and again at night.
Work It Out. - Now, this is Continue Reading
3 Things You Should Know About Looking For a Doctor Online
Thanks to the Internet, finding a doctor has never been so easy. All you have to do is just search Google, find the closest ones, read some reviews, and there you go, right?
Actually, no. Whether you’re finding a physician, or finding a medical specialist, you need to dig a little bit deeper when searching the Internet. Here are a few tips to help you find a doctor online.
Positive Online Reviews Do Not Mean High Quality of Care. - One thing you need to realize about online reviews is that they may be positive, but that doesn’t mean the doctor provides a high quality of care. Studies have actually found weak correlation between health ratings, and other Continue Reading
What You Need To Know About Moles
Moles are some of the most common growths on skin, and in most cases, they’re completely harmless, painless, and nothing to be embarrassed about. That being said, it’s important to understand what they really are and why some people have them while others don’t — even more importantly, you should know what to look for if you’re worried that a mole is cancerous.
Here’s a quick guide to moles, along with some pointers about when to consult your local dermatologist for an expert opinion if you’re worried:
- Moles are discolorations of the skin and appear as brown or black spots, which are sometimes raised. The color and size of a mole may change over time, but most people begin developin Continue Reading
Am I in Menopause?
Menopause is one of the biggest womens health issues and can be a hard time for women, both physically and mentally. One thing that makes this transitional time more difficult is that its arrival doesn’t always announce itself if ways women expect and it doesn’t always come at the same age. The average age for it to begin is 51 but it can start as early as the 30s and others don’t experience until their 60s and a more realistic range is 40-58. Additionally a lifetime of economic hardship or depression can hasten its arrival. For a few years before menopause, a woman enters what’s called perimenopause. This is the real trans Continue Reading
How Does Your Nursing Home Measure Up? Key Factors Include Staff Availability
Recovering from trachs, or tracheostomy surgery that is performed to improved a patient’s breathing function, can be challenging. Although most trachs are temporary, performing daily tasks can become difficult or impossible; many patients who are getting trachs or recovering from them are choosing to convalesce in a nursing home or skilled nursing care facility.
Nursing homes can offer speech therapy, instruction on caring for trachs in terms of cleaning and sterilizing medical equipment, and round-the-clock skilled nursing care. An overwhelming surgery does require extended rest on the part of the p Continue Reading
New Methods for Managing Your Chronic Back Pain
It is hard enough to go about your everyday life normally. There are a million tiny stressors that can make your day difficult. These difficulties can be magnified when suffering with constant pain. If you are suffering from chronic pain you aren’t alone. Over 31 million Americans suffer from chronic low back pain and at least half of Americans admit to experiencing some type of back pain each year. A common misconception is that back pain affects only the elderly, that isn’t necessarily always the case. 28% of individuals with chronic pain experience limited mobility. Chronic back pain is currently the largest disability for Americans above the age of forty-five.
Treatment Options For Chronic Pain
Pain medication helps millions o Continue Reading
Is Gastric Sleeve Surgury Right for You?
Obesity and weight issues are rising medical problems in the United States. There are many detrimental health effects of obesity. Individuals with a Body Mass Index that exceeds a healthy range run a much greater risk of medical problems. And while diet, exercise, behavior therapy and anti-obesity drugs are first-line treatment, the newest, and one of the most successful treatments today, is gastric sleeve surgery (also called gastric bypass surgery).
Gastric bypass surgery now accounts for more than 80% off all weight loss surgeries in the United States. The bariatric surgeons divide the stomach into a large portion, and a much smaller one, the smaller part of the stomach is sewn or stapled together to make a pouch, which can hold only a cup or so of food. With such a small stomach, or “sleeve Continue Reading
3 Reasons Why You Should Go to Urgent Care For Your Next Medical Need
Those who need medical attention — but whose family practice doctors don’t have time to make an appointment — would be wise to avoid the emergency room. There are urgent care centers out there that are far more suitable options. Here’s how.
They’re Faster. - Emergency rooms order their patients based on the severity of their injury and illness. If you only need a few stitches, and people with more serious wounds continue coming in, they’re going to go before you. Urgent care centers have far shorter waiting periods, and will be able to get you in front of a doctor far faster. The Urgent Continue Reading
The Causes and Dangers of Low Testosterone
Testosterone is a hormone found in males that promotes male development, but is also crucial in maintaining male health. New research has shown that one out of every four men over 30 have low testosterone. Learning if you are at risk is the first step to addressing what may be a serious medical condition.
The Causes of Low Testosterone
Low testosterone is defined as 300ng/dL (nanograms per deciliter) of total testosterone with less than 5ng/dL of free testosterone produced for the body. While there is a general correlation between age and decreasing testosterone levels, there are many reasons for low testosterone including a lack of exercise, genetics, and the way modernity Continue Reading