Medications

Telemedicine RTI visits shorter when antibiotic prescribed

(HealthDay)—In a direct-to-consumer (DTC) telemedicine setting, respiratory tract infection (RTI) encounters in which antibiotics are prescribed are shorter than other encounters, according to a research letter published ...

Cardiology

Using telemedicine to increase life expectancy

Telemedical interventional management reduces hospitalisations and prolongs the life of patients with heart failure. Researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin have shown that these findings apply equally to ...

Health

Skyping the doctor? Poll shows it's not just for the young

Every morning, 92-year-old Sidney Kramer wraps a blood pressure cuff around his arm and steps on a scale, and readings of his heart health beam to a team of nurses—and to his daughter's smartphone—miles from his Maryland ...

Health

Telemedicine aided people hit by hurricanes Harvey and Irma

Direct-to-consumer telemedicine is a viable way to deliver medical care in the days following a natural disaster, although most people who use such services do so for routine matters rather than disaster-caused illnesses, ...

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