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MeMD Partners with National Urgent Care Franchise Doctors Express

Scottsdale, Ariz. - In a partnership that launches urgent care medicine into the World Wide Web, the MeMD virtual health care service became the official national partner of Doctors Express, the first national urgent...

California Prison Medical Costs Are Too High

(AP) SACRAMENTO, CALIF. As the state prepares to resume control of inmate medical care, it must find ways to reduce costs that are triple the national average, the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst's Office said...

Entrepreneur Physician’s Many Hats

When John Shufeldt, MD, JD, MBA, FACEP, was 4 years old he had a book called The Physician. He couldn't read it, but he looked at all the pictures and knew even then that...
Health Brief: Almost Alcoholics

Health Brief: Almost Alcoholics

For years there have been standards for alcoholism, but studies at Harvard Medical School are presenting a new list of symptoms that correlate to drinkers who are considered ‘almost alcoholics’. Read the checklist below; if...
Detox Yoga Poses

Weekend Workout: Yoga Poses to Help You Detox

When you hear the word detox you probably think one of two things: that the term has something to do with celebrities checking in to swanky rehab facilities, or that you'll be consuming nothing...
Summer Mocktails

Healthy Drinks: Fun Summer Mocktails

Who said non-alcoholic drinks had to be boring? Freshen up your refreshments with these fun-for-all party drinks! Whether you are throwing a backyard BBQ or hosting a book-club luncheon you can offer your guests...

Doctors Say Flu Diagnosis is Only a Click Away with New Technology

The season of influenza is near and statistics show that the flu is most common in college students. A vision from a group of doctors that has spread amongst the valley in which to...

Telemedicine’s Impact on Urgent Care: What You Need to Know

Urgent care providers are well positioned to take advantage of new market opportunities being driven by consumers and employers who increasingly look to the Internet for on-demand medicine. Telemedicine represents one such opportunity.

Free Online Medical Care for Arizona and California College Students

With final exams around the corner, college students flock to libraries and rev up for all-night study sessions. As stress levels increase and sleep declines, students' ability to fend off sickness becomes more difficult...

Many U.S. Women Live Far from Maternity Care

updated 3/1/2012 - Some U.S. women, especially in the rural West, live more than an hour's drive from a hospital with maternity care, a new study finds. There's no set ideal for how...

KFNX Radio Interview

Background Information Carol Blonder Carol Blonder hosts the News Talk radio show at KFNX radio station Ian Vasquez Ian Vasquez is the chief operating officer at Scottsdale, AZ-based MeMD. Carol spoke with Ian about MeMD's revolutionary healthcare...
Superfoods salad

Healthy Eats: Super-Spinach Salad

Looking for a great lunch this week? Try out our recipe for one Super-Spinach Salad. Containing spinach, strawberries, walnuts and blueberries this salad is brimming with antioxidants and goodness! Super-Spinach Salad Prep Time: 5 minutes |...
Superfoods to the Rescue

12 Superfoods to the the Rescue

Calorie sparse and nutrient dense, there are tons of superfoods that can help lower cholesterol, decrease disease risk, put you in a good mood and more!
The Weekend Workout: Super-Exercises That Boost Your Immune System

The Weekend Workout: Super-Exercises That Boost Your Immune System

Keeping your immune system fully functioning is one of the most important ways to prevent disease, and studies have shown that one of the best ways to strengthen your flu-fighting abilities is with exercise....

Sen. Udall Drafting Bill to Kill Telemedicine Barriers

WASHINGTON--Sen. Tom Udall (D-Utah) anticipates introducing a bill this spring to make it easier for physicians to practice telemedicine in many states instead of applying for a separate license for each state. The...

MeMD Joins the List of On-Demand Medical Care Providers

By: Angela Gonzales | 02/10/2012 HealthNation is expanding its telemedicine services to the small-business community, offering 24/7 access to doctors and support staff. The Scottsdale company joins a growing number of...

VA Division Saves $742,000 With Telehealth

A single veterans hospital in rural Oregon saved more than $88,000 in travel expenses during fiscal year 2011 by shifting 3,224 patient encounters from in-person visits to telehealth services, according to a nursing executive...
Fun, Heart-Healthy Exercises

The Weekend Workout: Fun, Heart-Healthy Exercises

Just like weight-lifting strengthens your muscles, regular exercise makes your heart (which is also a muscle) stronger. The stronger your heart is, the more blood it can pump with each beat - meaning your...
Health Brief: The Heart Truth

Health Brief: The Heart Truth

You may be surprised to learn that cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in the United States; each year taking more lives than all forms of cancer combined. One out of...
Turkey Burger Recipe

Healthy Eats: Turkey Burger

Cooking up heart-healthy meals for you and your family doesn't mean you have to sacrifice flavor. Increasing your heart health requires no secret ingredients. It simply means making dishes that are lower in cholesterol,...