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Telemedicine

Telemedicine also known as Telehealth or Virtual Clinic as with many tech fields, can be spoken of in many different terms when it comes to cost. In one sense, telemedical equipment of the most functional variety -- take-home wireless routers that connect to medical peripherals designed to beam your vital statistics directly to your doctor -- are still somewhere between 'too expensive' and 'insanely expensive,' at least from the perspective of a home buyer.   But in another sense, telemedical costs are absurdly low compared to traditional medical expenses. According to a survey by SoftwareAdvice.com, for example, the average telemedical teleconference for a minor medical issue costs an average of $95 -- compared to an ER visit for the same small problem, which can run up to multiple thousands of dollars just for having a patient wait in bed for a few hours while a doctor gets around to them.   Equipment Is the Difference The significant cost dif...

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Monitor Your Health

We all know that the problem of hypertension is prevalent and if proper care is not taken, it can lead to several serious health conditions that include heart attack. Therefore, it is very important for you to learn how to monitor your blood pressure or BP at home. When you track the results daily, it will also help your doctor to decide about the right treatment program for you. The tracking results will get you a good idea whether the medications you are taking currently are performing well. Self-monitoring is an important part of health management and following is a brief rundown on how to go about it.   Home BP Log You will want two things to track your blood pressure at home - a daily log plus a digital monitor. You can write your daily tracking outcomes in the log. It should include notes regarding medications, pulse, and BP results. If you have a computer, you can create a log using MS-Excel. You can also download a ready-made log from the Internet. There are sever...

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Heart Disease

Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death for men and women in the United States. Recent statistics show that approximately 650,000 people die annually from heart disease. Every year around 800,000 people also experience their first heart attack often leading down the road to more severe heart disease. The value of care for heart disease runs well over 10 billion annually. This disease takes a high toll on many people's lives. There are various duties you can do to assist lessen your risk of raising heart disease. Most people consider coronary heart disease which is the narrowing of the arteries leading to the heart. However, there are several different kinds of heart disease. These include arrhythmias, congenital heart disease, blood vessel disease, heart failure and congenital heart disease among others.   Arrhythmia: Heart usually beats 60 to 100 times per minute. When there is any abnormality, it is considered an arrhythmia. This can occur in various for...

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Early Detection of Cancer

There are inherent limitations as a screening tool, and its accuracy is affected by the skill of the technologist who takes the image, the proficiency of the radiologist who interprets it, and how well the X-ray equipment has been calibrated. Mammograms are not perfect and normal breast tissue can hide a malignancy, which is known as a false negative: cancer is present, but it is not shown on the mammogram. A mammogram can pick up an abnormality that may look like cancer but may turn out to be nothing, which is called a false positive. False positives can lead to unnecessary biopsies and other invasive interventions. Also, it can lead to an emotional rollercoaster for both patients and their families.   1. Watch out for exhaustion. It's one thing to feel tired after working all day or finishing a workout. But it's quite another thing to feel extremely tired most of the time. If you experience this kind of sensation, then you could be at risk of cancer, and especia...

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