Monthly Archives: February 2017

Reaching Out to Rural Care

Implementing the tele-health policy in a rural setting is a different story altogether.
Here healthcare providers do face multiple challenges like lack of infrastructure, limited health care resources and geographic isolation. Chronic diseases and high mortality rate are common in many rural areas even today.��About 25% of U.S. residents live in rural areas while only 9% of physicians work in such regions,� says a recent Bloomberg news report quoting the National Rural Health Association. �HHS has reported that more than 75% of rural communities in the U.S.

have less than one physician for every 3,500 residents, which is the agency�s benchmark for �adequate� care. Expansion of insurance coverage under the health reform law also puts additional pressure on care delivery,� it further adds.
Government Initiatives
The Office for the Advancement of Tele health (OAT) promotes the use of tele-health technologies for health care delivery, education and health information services. The Health Resources and Services Administration�s (HRSA) mission ensures quality health care for the underprivileged, vulnerable and populations with special needs.

The Rural Health Care program provides funding to eligible health care providers for telecommunications services necessary to improve the quality of health care among rural communities. �The Office of Rural Health is providing nearly $43 million to support the efforts of Home Based Primary Care (HPBC) in several rural areas,� reports the Federal Telemedicine News.

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Comparing Epstein Barr And Lyme Disease

Lots of people face the danger of worsening infections and also ailments, due to wrong presumptions. When it comes to Epstein Barr, many mistake it for Lyme illness due to many related signs or symptoms shared by the 2. The following elements will let you notice the similarities as well as distinctions of Lyme disease and Epstein Barr to allow you to understand more about the two conditions:


Although Lyme ailment is caused by the bacteria, Borrelia burgdoferi, Epstein Barr is due to virus from the herpes family. Lyme disease could be transmitted through a bite of a tick, usually a deer tick that’s infected with the bacteria. The virus causing Epstein Barr, on the other hand, can be transported from a contaminated person to another through his or her saliva during romantic contact.

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Skin Cancer

What is Skin Cancer?

It is an ugly looking and cruel skin condition usually in the form of a tumor which is clearly visible. Many factors can cause skin cancer. The most common factor is long-term exposure to the sun or regular sunburns. Since the tumor appears on the epidermis, the outer most layer of skin, most skin cancers can be detected in early stages.

What Parts of the Body Get Affected First?

The following parts of the body usually get affected first in the case of skin cancer. The body parts are mentioned below in a way that you can also utilize for checking yourself for signs of skin cancer.

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This is what happens to your body when you give up sugar

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The Best Treatment For Hemorrhoids – Is It A Prescription

It’s not uncommon for us to get questions about what the best treatment for hemorrhoids is, so today we’re going to compare prescription treatments with natural treatments and discuss which one is the best option.

Those who suffer from hemorrhoids are often chronically constipated, or may have experienced changes in bowel habits as a result of aging or the hormones associated with pregnancy. Symptoms of hemorrhoids include pain, burning, and itching at the site of the hemorrhoids, a sense of needing to pass a bowel movement even when this is not the case, and bright red blood in the stool.

There’s a wide range of different treatments that are out there. The most common way that people treat hemorrhoids is by using a topical cream that can be purchased over the counter. These creams generally include an anti-itch agent like a corticosteroid, along with some type of topical analgesic to dull the pain. In addition to creams, there are suppositories and natural remedies (like witch hazel, for example), that are designed to provide relief from hemorrhoid symptoms.

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