Is telehealth as good as in-person care? A telehealth researcher explains how to get the most out of remote health care
Telehealth has seen massive increases in use since the pandemic started. When done right, remote health care can be just as effective as in-person medicine.
July 22, 2020 • ~8 min
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'I thought I could wait this out': Fearing coronavirus, patients are delaying hospital visits, putting health and lives at risk
Delaying medical care comes at a cost, both human and financial. The patients some emergency rooms have been seeing are a lot sicker and more likely to need hospitalization.
May 14, 2020 • ~6 min
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While COVID-19 raises the risk for people with underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and COPD, social distancing can make it harder to keep up diets and medication.
April 22, 2020 • ~7 min
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A Harvard study has found that people who practice healthy habits at age 50 lived more years free of chronic diseases compared to those who did not practice any of these habits.
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