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 [...] Read More »
on October 18, 2012
Of the following groups of individuals, what group is it NOT recommended to receive the flu vaccine?Kids over the age of 6 monthsThe elderlyHealthy 30 year-olds with no health risksPeople who have a severe allergy to chicken eggsHealthcare workersTeachers
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on October 17, 2012
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot forms in the veins. DVT represents a serious health risk: Part of the blood clot could break off, travel through the veins, and get lodged in the lungs or heart. This is called a pulmonary embolism and can be fatal. DVT can also lead to post-thrombotic syndrome, which may cause varicose veins, pain and swelling.
Causes of DVT include inactivity, [...] Read More »
on October 15, 2012
Keeping track of doctors, medications, appointments and health records can be a challenge, especially if the information is in multiple places. Creating and using a Personal Health Record makes it easy to manage medical information in one secure and easily accessible location.
A Personal Health Record (PHR) is a tool to store, share and manage your health. PHR’s let you quickly and securely access [...] Read More »
on October 12, 2012
iTriage CEO, Pete Hudson, introduces U.S. CTO Todd Park to iTriage employees.
"You guys inspire me," said Park to iTriage employees.
U.S. Chief Technology Officer, Todd Park, enters a line of ceremonial code into the iTriage app, guided by iTriage VP of Technology, Patrick Leonard.
iTriage employees watch as Park enters the code.
iTriage developers watch as Park enters the code.
Leonard and [...] Read More »
on October 11, 2012
Please go to Health Trivia: What percentage of Americans take at least one prescribed medication? to view the quiz
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on October 10, 2012
San Francisco—Mark Bertolini, CEO and Chairman of Aetna, presented as one of the opening keynote speakers on Monday morning at the Health 2.0 conference. He discussed how his company is leading the pack the transformation from an insurance company to a health technology solutions company. He outlined how Aetna is working to integrate innovative technology and consumer offerings like iTriage into [...] Read More »
on October 8, 2012
Community health centers (CHCs) have been around for almost half a century, and many consider these facilities as the industry’s golden child. Also known as Federally Qualified Health Centers, these facilities are non-profit, community-directed health care providers that serve low income and medically underserved communities. With over 8,000 locations serving over 20 million patients, community health [...] Read More »
on October 5, 2012
Urinary tract infection (UTI) was last month’s most searched condition on the iTriage application. UTIs account for over seven million visits to the doctor’s office each year, and most commonly affect females, though the infection can present in any age or gender. A very common, treatable medical ailment, UTIs may lead to more serious kidney infections if left untreated. Repeat occurrences and/or [...] Read More »
on October 4, 2012
Please go to Health Trivia: Are You Aware of the Recent Meningitis Outbreak and What Symptoms to Watch For? to view the quiz
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