New House Bill Would Boost Digital Health Use in Federal Programs

USCapitolFlagA new bill (HR 3577) introduced by Rep. Scott Peters (R-Calif.) calls for increased use of digital health technologies in federal programs as part of an effort to reduce health care costs, MobiHealthNews reports.

Details of the Bill

The bill would create a 19-member panel, called the Commission on Health Care Savings Through Innovative Wireless Technologies. Continue reading

Firefly Wireless Digital Otoscopes and Wireless Dermatoscopes Take off in Telemedicine

kidIt may not be a household name yet, but more and more organizations are talking about the next big step in healthcare: Telemedicine. Telemedicine is removing the barriers of entry for people in rural areas without access to advanced healthcare. Patients several hours away from the nearest hospital can now see a doctor, or specialist at a local telemedicine center, mobile clinic, or even in a pharmacy through video Continue reading

7 Homemade Cough Remedies That Work

honeyIf you or a family member comes down with a cold, one of the most aggravating symptoms can be a persistent cough.  It can last for as little as an afternoon or extend to several days, and the insatiable chest itch and the associated pain from constant coughing can ruin almost any experience.  But before reaching for a drug-based cough syrup, Continue reading

Turmeric: A Wellness Promoting Tonic at Low Doses, Research Reveals

wellness_promoting_effects_curcumin_low_doseOver the years, there has been plenty of research performed on the value of natural substances in treating human diseases, but very little has been conducted on the effects of commonly used supplements and/or food components such as spices in already healthy people to improve their well-being. Continue reading

Lime Juice and 8 Other Natural Ways to Quit Smoking

stop_smoking_naturallyCompelling reasons to stop smoking far outnumber effective ways to do so. Even with recent revelations that tobacco is contaminated with the highly carcinogenic radioisotope polonium-210, the addictive hold it maintains on millions of smokers worldwide who already know it causes premature death and cancer is far more powerful than Continue reading