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How Telemedicine Compares to In-Person Treatment & Doctors

Both telemedicine and in-person medical care have much to offer and can provide many different tools and levels of support to patients. Telemedicine won’t fully replace in-person visits. Telemedicine is a growing field of health care that brings digital technology into diagnostics, support, disease management, preventative measures, education, and follow-up care. With telemedicine, you can …

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Overview of Common Vision Problems & Medications

Medication is not always necessary or the best choice for treating a vision problem, and sometimes, medication isn’t an option at all. But in many cases, it can certainly help with vision problems. Conditions like glaucoma, macular degeneration, and corneal abrasions sometimes require medications to cure the condition, slow its progression, or prevent further complications. …

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Exercise and Health

Engaging in regular exercise brings with it a host of positive results, including a lowered risk of disease, improved management of weight and chronic illness, and more restorative sleeping and eating patterns. (Learn more: How Does Exercise Contribute to Positive Health?) For those who are living with a chronic illness or have a family history …

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Microbiomes and Health

The collective number of microorganisms in your body is referred to as the microbiome. (Learn More – The Microbiome) The bacteria in your intestine (or gut) are the most widely studied of these microorganisms, and they affect your health in numerous ways. (Learn More – Gut Microbiome) The development of the gut microbiome starts with …

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COVID-19: Estimating Scope of Infections and Hope for a Vaccine

The COVID-19 pandemic has two primary products: sickness and speculation. Experts struggle to predict the toll of the crisis, while respected models diverge widely. How many Americans will develop symptoms, fall seriously ill, or even die? Our best projections are hardly precise. In the absence of scientific certainty, many of us consider grim probabilities. What …

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Perceptions of Personal Grooming

A new lover calls up, and although you’re ready to get it on, you’re a bit unkempt in some specific areas. What do you do? Our recommendation: in true Lizzo form, if they don’t like your natural hair, kick them out the door. Even professionals agree, including this assistant professor of dermatology at Columbia University …

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Nonaddictive Medications for Anxiety

There are a number of nonaddictive medications on the market that have been proven effective for the treatment of anxiety. (Learn more: Why Should I Choose Nonaddictive Medications to Treat Anxiety?) From antidepressant medications to specific drugs that treat insomnia or other specific symptoms related to anxiety, there are ways to use pharmacological assistance while …

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