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How a Website Is Helping to Identify Food Intolerances
It’s estimated that around 20% of people in the world may have an intolerance, a reaction to food or other substances that gives the sufferer unpleasant symptoms that impact their quality of life. Intolerances can manifest themselves in the form of digestive discomfort, acne, headaches and a variety of other symptoms and they are often not responsive to treatment until you remove the source of the intolerance.
The coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic has brought the county to its knees. With the total cases have now exceeding 1.89 million and with the number of deaths climbing day by day, it’s clear that this pandemic is going to have a profound effect on the ways we live our lives moving forward.
The American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout, an opportunity for the 37.8 Americans who smoke cigarettes to make a plan to quit and commit to living a healthier, smoke-free life. Carrot, a digital health company that delivers clinically proven, behavioral science-based solutions that empower people to take control of their personal health, is encouraging individuals who smoke to participate in this national initiative.
One of the few positive things coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic is dramatically heightened interest in telemedicine. Telemedicine visits have jumped from 0.1% of Medicare primary care visits in February 2020 to 43.5% in April1, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services. Virtual visits are more convenient for patients, reduce the risk of contagion, and are more efficient for healthcare systems.
Doximity, the leading digital platform for medical professionals, announced over 150 U.S. health systems have deployed Doximity Dialer Enterprise as a hospital-wide telehealth solution, including six of the top 10 U.S. hospitals. Dialer enables doctors and other healthcare professionals to securely call patients directly from their own smartphones. The company now works with a broad cross section of the nation’s top hospitals and health systems, including Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, UC San Diego Health, Fairview Health Services, and Loma Linda University Health.
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