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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Dave Guttman: Telemedicine and Insights on Reconstructing Healthcare (Podcast)

As we start 2018, we looked at our archives for content tha appeared in the past year that continues to generate interest and value for our readers. One notable example is this podcast, with First Stop Health President Dave Guttman, who appeared as...

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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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29 Statistics You Need To Know About Healthcare & Telemedicine

The Telehealth Market: Size, Penetration & Potential Employer Cost Savings     

  1. Addressable Market: The total addressable market for non-emergency telemedicine visits in the United States is estimated at 400+ million, approximately one-third of the...
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What Does The Millennial Generation Want In Employee Benefits?

Last year, Millennials (adults aged 18 to 34 in 2016) officially became the largest generation in the U.S. workforce.  Study after study confirms that the tech savvy Millennial generation values high-quality telehealth options.  According to one...

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