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4 Stick-To-Your-Workout Tips

We all find excuses to avoid working out. Use these tactics to stay motivated and consistent in your workout plan—and reach your health and performance goals. Switch it Up Finding an exercise buddy to hold you...

Founder of MeMD Puts MBA to Work in Health Care

John Shufeldt is a man with plenty of letters attached to his name: MD, JD, FACEP, MBA; each playing an intricate role to form the businessman and entrepreneur he is today. Shufeldt has...
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5 questions about workplace illness

Dr. John Shufeldt | CEO MeMD, LLC Is there a difference between people who don't feel well and think they can work, and those who can't? The difference is probably simply a person's tolerance to adversity...
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After-Hours Access To Primary Care Physicians Linked to Fewer Emergency Room Visits

By Ann S. O'™Malley | Abstract One goal of the Affordable Care Act is to improve patients' access to primary care and the coordination of that care. An important ingredient in achieving that goal...
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Sweat for a Cause

In no mood to face the gym? Volunteering can help you lose weight and make a difference (how's that for motivation?). Here are a couple of way you can burn calories while doing good. Put...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...