New Telemedicine App Targets Women

Telemedicine — the use of telecommunications technology to diagnose and treat patients remotely — has been growing at a rapid pace in recent years as the health care industry struggles to meet the ever-increasing demand for medical care. Almost certain to accelerate that growth is a recently introduced digital app that caters primarily to the health care needs of women. ...

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Will Telemedicine Be a Major Money-Maker?

With an ever-increasing demand for health care fueling its expansion, telemedicine is growing by leaps and bounds and is certain to generate significant profits for many of those involved in developing its enabling technologies and actual implementation. However, so great is the demand for the services that telemedicine makes possible that it is growing against a crazy-quilt backdrop of state ...

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Why Erection Issues Are Sometimes a Sign of More Problems

As unwelcome as the symptoms of impotence may be, for some men they can turn out to be a blessing in disguise. The close relationship between erection problems and a host of other physical ailments, many of them more serious than impotence, means that problems getting and/or keeping an erection may signal the likelihood of even more serious health problems ...

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7 Reasons Children Stand to Benefit from Telemedicine

Telemedicine is playing an ever-increasing role in the health care industry as health professionals struggle to meet the rising demand for medical care with resources that aren’t increasing at as rapid a pace. Among the biggest beneficiaries of telemedicine’s expansion will be children, who make up one of the more vulnerable segments of the health care market. The American Telemedicine Association ...

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How to Keep Your Erections Strong

If you want to maintain a firm, long-lasting erection or strengthen one that’s become less than stellar over time, you’ll be happy to learn that there are some commonsense steps you can take to get the job done. And when it comes to erectile function, it’s important to remember that what happens — or doesn’t — down there is most ...

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When It Comes to Telemedicine, Some Doctors Aren’t Waiting

So compelling is the case for telemedicine solutions to current health care problems that many health professionals are moving ahead with these innovative solutions even in the absence of state laws covering telemedicine. A case in point is the bold experiment being undertaken by pediatric neonatologist Anthony E. Napolitano, M.D., chief of pediatric medicine at All Children’s Hospital in St. ...

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Normal Erectile Function Rare after Prostate Surgery, Study Shows

Radical prostatectomy, the surgical removal of the prostate gland and adjacent tissue, is a life-changing — and often life-saving — medical procedure. In the immediate wake of this procedure, which is most often performed to excise cancerous tissue, patients almost certainly will experience some adverse side effects, including erection problems and urinary incontinence. While the problem of urinary incontinence, most ...

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Why Do Some Men Stick to Erection Health Treatment More Than Others?

Multiple clinical studies have demonstrated that the impotence drugs known as PDE5 inhibitors are both safe and effective for most men with erection problems caused by diminished blood flow to the penis. However, despite the ready availability of these safe and effective drugs, a surprisingly large number of men who begin treatment with one of these medications fail to adhere ...

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Should Erection Problems Trigger Heart Disease Screenings?

Given the close connection between erection problems and cardiovascular disease, it seems only logical that men who develop symptoms of impotence would heed the warning and get a screening to assess their risk for a heart attack or stroke. However, it appears that many men with confirmed erection problems are either unaware of this close relationship or simply don’t want ...

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Could Viagra Help Cure Cancer?

In the years since its 1998 introduction, Viagra has developed an enviable reputation as a safe and effective drug for the treatment of erection problems, particularly those that are caused by compromised blood flow to the penis. It has since been joined by a number of similar drugs — collectively known as PDE5 inhibitors — that have helped millions of ...

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