on October 3, 2012
This week officially marks the start of flu season. Have you gotten your flu shot yet? According to the Centers For Diseases Control (CDC), flu season begins in October, typically peaks in January and February and can last until May. The CDC recommends that everyone age six months and older get a flu shot, sooner rather than later, since it takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to [...] Read More »
on September 28, 2012
Now more then ever, consumers are searching online for healthcare information and want access to medical providers when it’s convenient for them, according to a recent Intuit Health survey. The report also found that 81% would like to schedule medical appointments online. In response to this growing trend, more medical providers are adopting the mobile and Web appointment setting capability of iTriage [...] Read More »
on September 27, 2012
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the United States is currently experiencing what may turn out to be the largest outbreak of reported pertussis (whooping cough) in 50 years.
How many doses of the DTaP (dipheria, tetanus, and pertussis) vaccine should my child receive before he or she is considered fully vaccinated?23456
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on September 26, 2012
U.S. Senator and avid iTriage user Michael Bennet made a special visit to our offices in LoDo, Denver this morning, to talk about how companies like iTriage are showcasing Colorado as a technology hub. “iTriage is helping to brand Colorado as a place of innovation.”
As a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, Senator Bennet is familiar with the many problems plaguing [...] Read More »
on September 21, 2012
When your doctor prescribes you a medication, do you ask about what foods you should avoid? Do you mention that herbal supplement you’ve been taking?
According to the Federal Drug Administration (FDA), if you’re not asking your doctor these questions, you should be. Adverse drug reactions occur in 2 million people per year. Seemingly harmless foods such as chocolate, licorice, and grapefruit juice [...] Read More »
on September 20, 2012
Please go to Health Trivia: What are my suggested cholesterol levels? to view the quiz
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on September 19, 2012
When your doctor prescribes you medication, do you take it when and how you should? Do you take it at all?
A new study by the journal Annals of Internal Medicine found that about half of American patients don’t take their medicines correctly for long-term conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes, and up to 30% of prescriptions are not even filled. Howard LeWine, MD, of the Harvard Medical [...] Read More »
on September 17, 2012
Most emergencies are unexpected. Now, smartphone toting patients and their families have an additional resource at their fingertips when an unexpected medical emergency strikes. The substantial growth in smartphone use has led many hospital emergency departments to connect with patients using ER Check-in™ through iTriage®, providing consumers with a fast, convenient way to notify hospitals of [...] Read More »
on September 14, 2012
For the elderly, those with chronic conditions, and those recovering from illness or surgery, home health care has many benefits. Receiving care at home is often less expensive than a long hospital stay, and allows patients to maintain a certain level of independence. Research also shows that home health care, when done right, may decrease a patient’s risk of re-hospitalization.
But finding a suitable [...] Read More »
on September 13, 2012
Please go to iTriage Health Trivia: Which cancer has the lowest 5-year survival rate? to view the quiz
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