on March 4, 2011
Being admitted to the hospital is intimidating and scary. Today’s hospital patients are sicker and more medically compromised than ever before. Once they are in the hospital patients feel very vulnerable, exposed (sometimes literally) and generally not in control. But, there are steps you and your loved ones can take to gain a sense of control and ensure a safe hospital stay.
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on March 4, 2011
Capital Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee has been selected as the first Florida hospital and one of the first in the nation to pilot iNotify, a new iTriage feature that lets patients notify the hospital about specific medical needs before they arrive. Preparing in advance for incoming patients allows Capital Regional Medical Center to streamline the patient intake process and expedite patient [...] Read More »
on March 1, 2011
Ready to get away from the cold, dark days of winter? Stay safe and healthy on spring break this year and reduce your chances of experiencing an unexpected illness or accident by avoiding these five top vacation spoilers:
Solution: Whether your travels take you the beach, the ski slopes or somewhere in between, be aware that the sun’s rays are strongest from 10am-4pm and that skin [...] Read More »
on February 25, 2011
The birth of a child is one of the most exciting times in life. Both blissful and joyous, childbirth brings a whirlwind of emotion to mothers. However, the period following birth can be challenging for mother. Sadness can affect a new mother without warning. New mothers experiencing lasting feelings of depression may be suffering from postpartum depression. According to iTriage, the disorder affects [...] Read More »
on February 21, 2011
We elected them to lead our country, but many past presidents of the United States suffered from a variety of medical conditions during their term in the White House, ranging from mild to serious. Whether their health problems were due to the stress of the job, a pre-existing health condition or genetics, a number of common and unusual diseases have plagued our past presidents.
George Washington – [...] Read More »
on February 18, 2011
The winter months can be long, cold, and troublesome for those who suffer from seasonal affective disorder or SAD. The Cleveland Clinic estimates that 4 to 6 percent of Americans suffer from SAD. According to iTriage, symptoms for SAD include depression, anxiety, fatigue, social withdrawal, overeating, oversleeping and the loss in things one might normally enjoy. Going away on a tropical vacation [...] Read More »
on February 14, 2011
February is American Heart Month to raise awareness of heart disease in the U.S. The American Heart Association recently published a dire new study outlining the future cost and prevalence of heart disease in the U.S. The cost of heart disease in the U.S. will triple by 2030 to more than $800 billion a year with 40% of the U.S. adult population suffering from one or more forms of cardiovascular [...] Read More »
on February 11, 2011
Pre eclampsia is a dangerous condition and according to a recent ABCNews report, is responsible for 16 percent of pregnancy-related deaths in the U.S. Typically, the condition shows up after the 20th week of pregnancy. Expectant mothers who develop pre eclampsia will have high blood pressure and protein in their urine. Other symptoms of pre eclampsia are:
· Edema (Swelling)
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on February 10, 2011
Urgent care centers from Texas to Louisiana and Massachusetts to Missouri have recently launched on iTriage to bring medical information to communities around the U.S. Interest remains high for providing mobile symptom-to-provider information that helps direct patients to urgent care centers for minor emergencies and illnesses.
Empowering consumers with this information about their medical conditions [...] Read More »
on February 8, 2011
Healthagen LLC today announced the acquisition of AppointmentCity which will soon allow iTriage users to set physician appointments from their handheld devices and the Web. Read more about today’s acquisition announcement here.
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