Why Antibiotics Aren't Always the Solution

When you feel miserable, it’s understandable to want a quick fix. So, your brain might turn to antibiotics instead of chicken soup and a good night's sleep.

But sometimes, it’s a good thing to let your immune system fight illness itself. This is...

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Why Rural Employees Need Telemedicine

Americans in rural areas report more difficulty accessing high-quality healthcare than do those who live in the city or suburbs, with nearly a quarter of rural Americans saying that accessing good healthcare is a major problem, according to Pew...

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Healthcare Costs Are Expected To Rise. Here's How Telemedicine Can Help.

Large employers predict their healthcare costs will rise a median of 6% if they do not undertake any cost-saving initiatives, according to a new survey by the National Business Group on Health (NBGH).

As a result, these large employers say they are...

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Bug Bites 101: When to Call a Doctor

Bug bites: They itch, they're an eyesore, and always have you asking, "Does this look normal?" 

The first step is to figure out what bit you. If it was a flying or buzzing insect, it was likely a mosquito or fly. If the sting was sudden and...

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Most Hospital Visits Are Avoidable. Employees Need Telemedicine.

Unnecessary hospital visits are costing the U.S. healthcare system $32 billion per year, according to a new study by United Health Group.

The study found that more than half of emergency department (ED) visits could be avoided, with patients...

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One Big Reason Why A Telemedicine Program Might Not Work

Telemedicine can have real impact for employers and employees — if employees actually use it, that is.

But the truth of the matter is this: Today, most employers offer telemedicine within their employee benefit plan, but most employees never use .

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How to Get Employees to Use Telemedicine

Telemedicine can be a huge benefit for all employers and their employees. Telemedicine helps employers save money by diverting employee healthcare costs away from expensive options such as the ER or urgent care. And, telemedicine helps employees...

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What You Should Expect from the Best Telemedicine Companies

According to our recent findings, there are more than 200 telemedicine providers offering an array of virtual care and telehealth services. With so many options, finding the best telemedicine company can be dizzying.

According to First Stop...

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Sun Safety this Summer

Summer is all about enjoying the weather and sunshine. A little vitamin D is great, but be careful! Experiencing five sunburns in life can double a person’s melanoma (skin cancer) risk.

Check out the following infographic for some tips on sun safety.

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