Cable Ops Gear Up to Catch Anticipated Telehealth Wave

cableCable companies may not have the national footprints of big mobile telecoms, but new initiatives among some MSOs make clear there’s no reason to cede opportunities in the emerging telehealth market to larger competitors.

This applies to cable companies of virtually any size Continue reading

Telemedicine Consultations Significantly Improve Pediatric Care in Rural Emergency Rooms

pediatricsTelemedicine consultations with pediatric critical-care medicine physicians significantly improve the quality of care for seriously ill and injured children treated in remote rural emergency rooms, Continue reading

Dental Caries and Periodontitis Linked to Hardening of the Arteries

periodontitis_heart_diseaseResearch from Austria has confirmed that dental caries are specifically linked with atherosclerosis – the hardening of the arteries – a major component of most heart diseases.

The researchers – from Austria’s Innsbruck Medical University – utilized computed tomography along with standard dental instrumentation to analyze 292 patients – 137 women and 155 men. The patients had an average age of 54 years old. Continue reading

Common Cold Medicine Could Boost Birth Defects

pregOf all the great gifts our Creator has given us, there is nothing that compares to the miracle of childbirth. Watching your child open his eyes and draw his first breath in this world is a magical and life-affirming experience that will bring you to tears.

 But for many families, the birth of a child can also bring with it a terrifying, lingering question that I pray never Continue reading

Day of the Week Linked to Surgery Deaths

mondayYou may live for the weekend but if you’re planning a surgery, whether it’s a simple tonsillectomy or a risky heart valve replacement, do yourself the favor of a lifetime:

Pick ANY other day.

A frightening new study out of England shows that the day of the week Continue reading