Cisco Brings Telemedicine Home

Cisco-Extended-CareCisco Extended Care aims to reach patients at home through chat, video appointments, a Web portal, and, later, app and device integration.

Expanding beyond telemedicine links between healthcare facilities, Cisco is introducing a Web and video portal for hospitals that Continue reading

California Fire Department Uses iPads To Transmit Patient Data

fireThe Laguna Beach Fire Department in California has begun using iPads to record and transmit patient data from emergency scenes to ambulance companies and hospitals, the Daily Pilot reports.

In May 2011, Laguna Beach purchased nine iPads for the department, which are rotated among all the firefighters. Last week, LBFD was scheduled to receive an additional 12 iPads. Continue reading

Coconut Oil Found Effective in Treating Atopic Dermatitis (Dry, Itchy, Scaly Skin)

cocoA promising new study published in the International Journal of Dermatology[i] has confirmed the natural healing properties of virgin coconut oil in treating atopic dermatitis, a chronic skin condition characterized by scaly and itchy rashes.

Researchers at the Department of Dermatology, Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center, Continue reading

What Vitamins Reduce Inflammation in the Lungs?

lungsLung inflammation occurs when fluid collects either inside your lungs or within the inner lining of your lungs. The exact cause of lung inflammation varies, but toxins, pollutants, viral infections and lung diseases such as tuberculosis, cystic fibrosis and emphysema appear to contribute to this condition. Symptoms of lung inflammation include chest tightness, shortness of breath, Continue reading