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nutritional care packages

Nutritional Care Packages

MeMD Guide: How to create a healthy care package Care packages can serve a valuable dual function. Not only do they provide someone in need with practical items to help them through a rough period,...
Volunteering for your health

Health Brief: Volunteering & Your Health

How Giving Back Benefits Everyone A popular, non-selfish New Year's resolution, volunteerism can take many forms. Whether you choose to spend time helping out at your local library, mentoring a child, or building a house,...
flue season comes early

Flu Season Comes Early

The number of states reporting widespread flu activity has doubled to eight in the past week, according to this update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Influenza, better known as the flu,...
Why Your Company Needs a Virtual Doctor | Inc. Magazine

Why Your Company Needs a Virtual Doctor

By Jennifer Alsever | Inc. magazine. MeMD was featured in this month's Inc. Magazine. "Telemedicine isn't a new concept, but it has traditionally been reserved for people living in secluded areas of the country where...

Skip the Waiting Room: Hop Online to See the Doctor

By Donna Fuscaldo, FOX Business. Whether it's a common cold or a persistent cough, millions of Americans are needlessly flooding urgent care centers and emergency rooms when they get sick. For a fraction of...

Winter Workouts

At the first sign of frost many people who happily spend most of their year hiking, jogging and biking outdoors head for the great indoors. While there is nothing wrong with this, there are...
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Avoid Holiday Party Weight Gain

Cookies, eggnog, late-night leftover turkey sandwiches – holiday party indulgences add up to at least a pound a year, and studies suggest that you never really take it off. Try these tips to avoid...
avoid these holiday health hazards

4 Holiday Health Hazards

Check out these top holiday health risks and what you can do to avoid them. Deep Fried Turkeys We have to admit, this sounds like it would be delicious – but aside from the obvious caloric...
cranberry juice is not a cure-all for UTIs

Bad news, cranberry juice is not a cure-all for UTIs after all

Contrary to what your mother might have told you, cranberry juice is not a magic elixir that will prevent urinary tract infections.
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Healthy Eats: The Best Foods for a Healthy Mouth

You know to floss daily and brush twice, but eating the right foods also contributes to clean and healthy teeth and gums. Keep your mouth smiling by chomping on these 9 foods. Cayenne Pepper This red...
prize your pearly whites

Health Brief: Prize Your Pearly Whites

They help you eat and talk, so return the favor and help keep your chompers in tip-top shape with these 9 secrets to a healthier mouth: Dry-Brush Your Teeth Before squeezing toothpaste onto your brush use...
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Grin and Bear It

Starting a new fitness program can be daunting, and one of the most used excuses is that you don’t have enough time. Good news though – a new study showed that even 10 minutes...

Can States Get Out of Telehealth’s Way?

By Dylan Scott This exists: a pair of house shoes, equipped with pressure sensors and a special pedometer, that can sense when the wearer is about to stumble and send out an instant...
Crazy excuses for calling in sick to work

The Craziest Excuses for Calling in Sick

According to CareerBuilder's annual survey nearly three-in-ten U.S. workers phoned in sick with a fake excuse over the last year. Employees called, emailed, or even texted their excuse for being absent, and most presented a...

Quick-care medical clinic models grow

Premium content from Portland Business Journal by Andy Giegerich, Business Journal staff writer ZoomCare's newest health clinic, in downtown Portland's Standard Insurance Building, opened its doors for the first time at 9 a.m. Wednesday. By 9:30...

Health IT is “I will see the doctor now”

By Brad Tritle, Chair, HIMSS Social Media Task Force With all of the excitement and discussion around Meaningful Use Stage 2 happening, it is perhaps good to remind the industry of something physicians...
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How to Age Well

Don’t dread getting older! Several studies have shown that older people tend to be happier and view life more positively. Part of healthy aging is learning to adapt to change while staying involved in...
Exercises for older adults

Exercises for Older Adults

You’re never too old to get moving! Exercising and physical activity should be a lifetime pursuit. For older adults who want to keep active as they age, the National Institutes of Health recommends four...
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Healthy Eats: Anti-Aging Foods

In 1513 Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León went on a quest to find the Fountain of Youth – unfortunately for us, he turned up empty handed. So while there may not be a...

Florida Urgent Care Center Provides Online Doctor Visits

Pembroke Pines, Fla. - With life moving at warp speed, there is no time to be sick. If you get sick, you need to get better as quickly as possible. Good luck scheduling a...