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Top 5 Chronic Diseases You Should Not Ignore

During the first wave of the pandemic, hospitals in the US and in many parts of the world allocated most of their resources and manpower to treat COVID-19 patients. Furthermore, due to fear of cross-infection, physicians and non-coronavirus patients deferred what they considered as “non-urgent” visits, diagnostics, treatment evaluations, surgeries and therapeutics.   This resulted in a dramatic decline …

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DrKumo Celebrates International Women’s Month with CEO Kelly Nguyen, 2020 CWI North America Fellow

BUENA PARK, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, March 11, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — DrKumo (formerly IDLogiq) kicks off International Women’s Month by honoring its CEO, Dr. Kelly Nguyen, PharmD for her achievements as a leader and her contributions in the healthcare industry and the society as a CWI Fellow. Dr. Kelly Nguyen, PharmD, was named 2020 North America Fellow, an …

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COVID-19 and the Surge of Pulse Oximeters

Pulse oximeters have been around in hospitals to reflect oxygenation in the blood. Poor oxygenation can be caused by different illnesses or other underlying patient factors. With COVID-19 being mainly a respiratory illness, the use of pulse oximeters in determining oxygen saturation became a reliable tool in predicting hypoxemia or poor oxygenation in the blood. Thus, …

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Remote Patient Monitoring: How to Introduce RPM to Your Patients?

Many healthcare providers ask this question: How do I get my patient to follow through with RPM?  Remote patient monitoring (RPM) offers many benefits to healthcare systems and care providers such as high quality of care, patient engagement, and productivity, lower operating costs, and much more.  Despite these advantages, healthcare providers find it difficult to get patients to embrace RPM solutions.   Encouraging patients to embrace remote patient monitoring usually requires patience and careful considerations. Some …

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Diabetes Myths and Facts

Diabetes has been silently becoming one of the deadliest chronic diseases out there. You may be surprised at the some of the facts and misconceptions about this common condition.​ Let’s clear the air on myths and learn facts about diabetes.  ​MYTHS  Eating too much sugar causes diabetes. Eating foods high in calories or sugar doesn’t cause diabetes. However, a diet with excessive calories and sugar can predispose …

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2021 Predictions on Healthcare Digital Transformation

From the COVID-19 vaccine to technological advancements, experts anticipate a drastic shift to “patient-centric” health in 2021.  The healthcare industry had been aiming to be patient-centric for the past decade but only the harsh demands of COVID-19 pandemic have turned it into a reality. This includes global distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, improved data sharing and operationalized …

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Black History Month: 10 Black American Medical Pioneers

Black History Month: 10 Black American Medical Pioneers   February is Black History Month and there have been many significant contributions to the healthcare system made by African Americans for many years that have helped bring us to the modern healthcare we know today. Let us look at just a few of them. 1. Mary Eliza Mahoney (1845-1926)  First Black professional nurse in the United States, 1879.   In Boston, Mahoney’s birthplace, black …

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The Growth of Healthcare

In the middle of March, the country, following the rest of the world, began shutting down. Business and schools shuddered, forced to close as the pandemic swept the nation, just a week after it had shut down Europe and ravaged countries like France and Italy. News and social media urged citizens to stay at home, …

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Telehealth and Staff Education

There is no doubt that healthcare delivery is transitioning from in-person visits to video calls and remote patient monitoring. It may seem like a radical change, but it is a change that has been accelerated due to necessity because of the ongoing pandemic.  Healthcare providers and systems have quickly switched to telehealth services in order …

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Smartwatches Potentially Detect Early Signs of Covid-19

A study shows that smartwatches and other wearable devices that continuously measure users’ heart rates, skin temperature and other physiological data can help detect coronavirus infections days before an individual is diagnosed.  According to studies from leading medical and academic institutions, including Mount Sinai Health System in New York and Stanford University in California, smartwatches in the market can predict …

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