We saw a bunch of new products, apps, and software from CES 2011 to help improve users’ health. In keeping with that theme, Jackie reviews iTriage: your own medicinal sidekick that will help you be healthier and smarter… or just make you a complete hypochondriac. Either way, check it out to see if it’s worth the download!
iTriage LLC, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, is a global health care technology company founded in 2008 by two emergency medicine physicians. The company’s market-leading platform and mobile/Web applications offer a proprietary Symptom-to-Provider™ pathway that empowers consumers to make better health care decisions. iTriage helps people answer the two most common medical questions: “What could be wrong?” and “Where should I go for treatment?” Millions of consumers around the globe have downloaded the free iTriage mobile app on their iPhone and Android devices, and thousands of health care providers use iTriage to reach and communicate critical facility and service information to consumers.
How It Came To Be: The True Story Behind “CPR Annie:” Posted by Amelia Laing on December 16, 2011
The “CPR Annie” we know today. The world we live in is full of wondrous medical gadgets, like stethoscopes, thermometers, and pace makers. Ever wonder how these devices came to be? Join us Fridays as we explore the fascinating world of medical innovations and their history. I’d like to say that I learned CPR so I could save lives, or fulfill my good-citizen duties, but then I’d be lying. Filed in: Health and Wellness.
How It Came To Be: The Rod of Asclepius: Posted by Amelia Laing on December 1, 2011
The world we live in is full of wondrous medical gadgets, like stethoscopes, thermometers, and pace makers. Ever wonder how these devices came to be? Join us Fridays as we explore the fascinating world of medical innovations and their history. The Rod of Asclepius has been adopted by medical organizations around the world, and is inextricably tied to the art of healing. It enjoys a strong association. Filed in: Health and Wellness
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Fruits & Vegetables To Eat This Summer & Why: Posted by Guest Blogger on June 27, 2012
Although many fruits and vegetables can be found year round, their peak season is when they are at their most delicious state. Best of all, fresh fruits and vegetables are packed with vitamins and nutrients, some of which can help prevent serious diseases. Here is a list of fruits and vegetables that you should take advantage of this summer. Avocados Good source of fiber, Great source of potassium. Filed in: Health and Wellness
5 Steps To Help Prevent Heart Attacks: Posted by Guest Blogger on June 25, 2012
2,200 deaths per day. 2 million heart attacks and strokes each year. That’s what makes cardiovascular disease the leading killer of both men and women in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The statics alone are startling, but there is good news. While some cardiovascular diseases are genetically caused, you have a fair amount of control over your heart’s. Filed in: Health and Wellness
You Are What You Eat: Why A Vegetarian Diet Is Good For You: Posted by Guest Blogger on June 18, 2012
Avoiding meat is one of the easiest ways to cut down your fat consumption and start a healthier lifestyle overall. Fruits and vegetables contain a vast amount of vitamins and minerals that are essential to maintaining a healthy lifestyle while meat, although delicious and packed with protein, has several negative characteristics that can cause health problems. Cons of Meat-filled Diets Some animals. Filed in: Health and Wellness
African American Men and Prostate Cancer: Posted by Guest Blogger on June 13, 2012
During National Men’s Health Week, iTriage and its partner Cutting For A Cure explore health issues affecting African American men. Today, we look at how this population is affected by prostate cancer. It’s well documented that African American men suffer from prostate cancer at a higher rate than men of other ethnicities. The National Cancer Institute provides incidence numbers of 277 per 100,000. Filed in: Health and Wellness
Health and Health Care: How Communities Are Addressing Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities: Posted by Amelia Laing on June 11, 2012
During National Men’s Health Week, iTriage and its partner Cutting For A Cure explore health issues affecting African American men. Today, we look at how community outreach efforts are addressing racial and ethnic disparities in health care by spreading awareness and promoting prevention. As the American health care system undergoes increasing scrutiny by government and public alike, racial and. Filed in: Family Health, Health and Wellness
Urgent Care Centers Prepare to Treat Top Summer Health Hazards: Posted by Suzy Buglewicz on June 8, 2012
It’s official: The kids are out of school and summer vacation season has begun. Unfortunately, as people spend more time participating in outdoor activities and travelling away from home, unexpected accidents and injuries are more likely to occur. Emergency departments and urgent care centers report a predictable spike in visits during the summer months. The most common summer health hazards are. Filed in: Customer News, Health and Wellness
Oral Cancer Linked to HPV on the Rise: Posted by Guest Blogger on June 6, 2012
The number of head and neck cancers linked to sexually-transmitted human papillomavirus has increased according to the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The risk for HPV oral cancer has been on the rise since the 1980s. In 1989, about 16% of oropharyngeal cancers, cancers of the tonsils, upper throat and base of the tongue, tested HPV-positive. By 2000-04, HPV-positive oral cancer increased to 72%. Instead. Filed in: Family Health, Health and Wellness