Category Archives: Medical Conditions

The Painful Pee – treat your bladder infection online

Sitting Woman Holding Stomach

Diagnosing and treating bladder infections is common through online urgent care telemedicine services. For most people, if you have had one, you never forget what it feels like. The feeling of having to constantly pee but next to nothing comes out. And it can burn and sting like your on fire down there. Sometimes the […]

School Based Telemedicine + Enhanced Asthma Management Reduces Symptoms and Hospitalizations

Overview:  A recent study from the Journal of the American Medical Association(JAMA) Pediatrics indicates that combining a combination of occasional telemedicine visits with a monitored “at-school” asthma medication regimen as directed by the telemedicine providers significantly increased the number of days without symptoms for the children as well as cutting in half the number of […]

Remedies and Risks for the Flu

On Couch Under Blanket Sick

So you got the influenza(flu) vaccine and you still got the flu!  You are not alone.  Millions of your fellow Americans are dealing with variations of fever, chills, headaches, runny nose, cough, and muscle aches.  Right now we are seeing a significant rise in a version of the influenza virus called H3N2.  The vaccine this […]

What the Rash is That?!

Scabies Rash

Rashes really freak people out and make up a decent percentage of all urgent care telemedicine complaints.  There are several studies finding that rash diagnosis by telemedicine is just about as good as an in-person evaluation.  Another recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Dermatology shows that medical providers evaluating […]

Holiday Hazards

Thanksgiving, give thanks, pumpkin, flowers

Holiday Hazards that just may happen, and how to treat them through telemedicine The family is coming, the friends are coming and for a lot of us, that may mean from across town, out of state or an international guest. Like any other get together, hazards arise great and small. Nothing de-rails your sight seeing […]

Thanksgiving: Stuffed or Sick? – Foodborne Illness

Fall Harvest Basket

Take a look outside your window – what do you see? In most parts of the United States, you’ll find brilliant colored leaves turning brown on trees that are shedding them to the ground for the preparation of colder weather. You might see an abundance of pumpkins or scarecrows. Sweaters. Boots. Time to cozy up. […]

Flu Symptoms? How Online Medical Care Can Help.

SickMan

Winter is coming Every year from October through April, we see a rise in infectious diseases from the common cold to flu symptoms to pneumonia.  Hopefully you either have or are planning to get your flu vaccinations soon.  Getting the flu is a significant contributor to lost time, productivity, and health.  The flu vaccine is […]

Concussion in Adults – Can it be Diagnosed by Video?

Concussion Head Injury Man on Ground

Let’s say you are playing a game when a fellow player accidentally trips you.  You fall backwards striking your head on the ground.  First a “Thud!”, followed by a quick flash of darkness, kind of like when the electricity flickers out in your house.  This is followed by a few visual “sparkles”.  Within seconds the […]

Flu Season is Coming. Vaccination Recommendations

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We are rapidly approaching the beginning of our annual influenza(flu) season which typically runs October through May.  Getting the flu vaccine has been shown to be the best preventative measure to take in order to minimize the negative effects, complications, and deaths from influenza. There has been a yearly ongoing urban legend debate about the […]

Head Lice – Itchy Just Thinking About It

Head Lice

While head lice, also called pediculosis capitis, is not necessarily dangerous to us, there is some physical discomfort associated with having these little parasites on us and there is a significant amount of social stigma associated with having an infestation.