Posted by Amelia Laing on February 18, 2013 ·
So you’ve decided to quit smoking. At least you’re thinking about it. What are next steps? We’ve all heard stories about people quitting cold turkey after smoking a pack a day for thirty years. And then there are those people who just can’t kick the habit after trying every smoking cessation aid.
While everyone’s smoking cessation journey is unique, there are some steps that you can [...]
Posted by Amelia Laing on February 1, 2013 ·
In honor of National Wear Red Day, which seeks to spread awareness about women and cardiovascular disease, we spoke to two cardiologists about five common misconceptions people have about women and heart disease.
MYTH #1: More men die from heart disease than women
FACT: “Since 1984, more women have died from heart disease than men and this gap continues to widen,” says Tiffany Sizemore-Ruiz, [...]
Posted by Amelia Laing on January 18, 2013 ·
A marathon runner is a special breed of athlete. In order to complete the 26.2-mile trek, a marathon runner usually puts him or herself through a rigorous exercise and diet regime in the months preceding the race, which requires an impressive show of discipline.
But can that discipline backfire? We spoke to James Cohen, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Vanguard Chicago Center for Orthopedics and a marathon [...]
Posted by Amelia Laing on January 14, 2013 ·
Next time you pick up a prescription from your local pharmacy, you may be able to save money on your medications using iTriage’s Pharmacy Discount Program. The new feature, now available on iPhone and Android phones, is accepted at more than 95% of pharmacies in the United States, and enables iTriage users to save money on hundreds of generic and brand name prescription medications.
How It Works:
Posted by Amelia Laing on December 28, 2012 ·
Our new digs in LoDo, in Denver, CO!
In 2012, we rolled out a new iPad app!
We travelled to New York City as a proud sponsor of Denny Moe's fundraiser "Cutting For A Cure."
We rolled out CareMatch, which helps iTriage locate doctors using advanced search!
We now have over 8 million downloads!
We rolled out iTriage's Pharmacy Discount Program, enabling users to save money on medications!
Posted by Amelia Laing on December 26, 2012 ·
In an age where you can find shoes, a house, and a spouse online, it’s no surprise that many often consult the Internet for answers to their medical questions before they visit their family doctor.
Today we tackle seven medical questions that you might be hesitant to bring up with your doctor, with the help of our own Wayne Guerra, MD, Chief Medical Officer of iTriage.
1. Why is my poop green?
Posted by Amelia Laing on December 10, 2012 ·
For many of us, 2013 will be a game changer.
2013 will see us entering the office to “Eye of the Tiger.” 2013 will be a three-minute montage showing alternate shots of us boxing, fixing leaky pipes, and learning how to play the piano. And flossing. There will definitely be shots of flossing.
While you might not learn how to fix a leaky pipe, or play the piano, there are some health [...]
Posted by Amelia Laing on November 28, 2012 ·
We’re all going to die. Everybody poops, and everybody dies. And everybody knows it.
So why do only a quarter of Americans have advance directives for their end-of-life care in writing? In a survey conducted by the California Healthcare Foundation, 82% of people surveyed said it was important to have end-of-life wishes in writing, though only 23% said they had done so.
The obvious answer is, of course, [...]
Posted by Amelia Laing on October 22, 2012 ·
In honor of breast cancer awareness month, we hear from Angelo Merendino, who chronicled his wife’s fight with breast cancer in a series of photographs, entitled “The Battle We Didn’t Choose.” The collection details the day-to-day realities of breast cancer; hair loss, reactions of people in the street, moments with loved ones. Merendino’s photographs, depicting a raw and personal honesty, [...]
Posted by Amelia Laing on October 19, 2012 ·
Today we hear from Ann Silberman, one of the most prominent voices in the breast cancer blogosphere. Her blog, “Breast Cancer?…But Doctor, I Hate Pink!” details her journey with breast cancer, from initial to terminal diagnosis. With wit and flair, Silberman describes telling her children about her disease, her treatment, and how she has navigated the twists and turns of living with breast [...]