Dr. Mark L. Friedman

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4 Ways To Prevent Ear Aches

When it comes to ear pain, there’s good news and there’s bad news.

The good news is that there’s been a decline in ear infections in kids since the pneumococcus vaccine was introduced several years ago to combat pneumococcus. This is one of the most...

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Pollen Counts Are High, You're Feeling Low

Your nose starts to itch, your eyes get watery, and then rapid-fire sneezing--before you know it, you have emptied an entire tissue box in a futile attempt to dam up your nasal flow. Oh no, it’s pollen season already?!?!

The Food and Drug...

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Can Stress Make You Sick?

“Don’t stress it.”

This phrase has become common in our everyday language but do we take our own advice? Ah, if it were only that easy.

Stress is part of the human condition--it has been around since the beginning and isn’t leaving anytime soon....

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Telemedicine Magazine: "When Flu Season Hits the ER, Telemedicine Offers Surge Capacity"

In an important online article atTelemedicine MagazineFirst Stop Health's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Mark Friedman, describes the valuable role of telemedicine in providing surge capacity for the treatment of victims of the flu epidemic.

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What Does Your Fever Mean?

Fevers are certainly draining and unpleasant. Fevers aren’t an illness--rather they’re a symptom of the body’s response to illness. When the body is invaded by viruses, bacteria or other infection the immune system turns up your internal thermometer...

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Telemedicine and Electronic Health Records: Creating a Patient-Centric EHR System

Increasingly, the many difficulties created by electronic health records (EHRs) are a focus of discussion within the healthcare industry. As reforms for  improved physician usability are debated, it’s potentially valuable to recognize that the...

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Pack Your Meds

Vacation—a single word that brings with it the excitement of scenery change, a break from the daily grind, and the promise of a new adventure. Whether you’re traveling by road, sea, or air, getting away can be a therapeutic respite from your normal...

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A Cough That Won't Stop

When you think about SPEED, what comes to mind? A cheetah sprinting across the savannah? A bullet train speeding along the coast? A race car blurring past the finish line?

Few would imagine but the speed of a human cough can approach 500 miles per...

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Prepare Your Medicine Cabinet

What’s in your medicine cabinet? We sat down with Dr. Mark Friedman, First Stop Health’s Chief Medical Officer and a veteran emergency room physician, and he said there’s a critical item missing from most people’s medicine cabinets: a thermometer.

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