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7.26.2017

This is a guest post by Dr. Val Jones who works with our Doctors Online partners at eDocAmerica.
 

Almost everyone has had (or knows someone who has) bad breath. Termed "halitosis" in medical jargon, bad breath has a number of identifiable and often correctable causes. Unfortunately, the flavored gums, mints, and mouthwashes available in the local pharmacy provide only temporary improvement and do not generally address the underlying cause. Let's look at some of these causes and possible solutions.

7.19.2017

Telehealth has made huge strides in popularity over the last few years, but do you ever wonder if it's safe? I’ve been using it for about 8 years and have heard success stories from hundreds of people who use it. Still, there are those who haven’t used it and ask me the same common questions.

7.01.2017

This is a guest post by Dr. Val Jones who works with our Doctors Online partners at eDocAmerica.
In medical school I learned the first rule of surgery: "Eat when you can, sleep when you can, and don't mess with the pancreas." 

7.01.2017

Do you consider yourself a savvy healthcare consumer? I do, but a couple of summers ago, I made some mistakes that cost me $905 – and it could’ve been much worse! Here’s my story and hopefully it will help you, too. 

It was time for my annual mammogram and my doctor thought it would be good for me to have one additional diagnostic test based on some issues I was having (I’ll spare you the details – you’re welcome!).

6.28.2017

This is a guest post by Dr. Val Jones who works with our Doctors Online partners at eDocAmerica.

I'd venture to say that almost 100% of adults have noticed puffiness or swelling in their legs at some point - so what is going on? 

6.14.2017

This is a guest post by Dr. Val Jones who works with our Doctors Online partners at eDocAmerica.

Do you remember the scene in Finding Nemo where the fish jam up their aquarium filter to get their dentist owner to clean the tank? That scene always makes me think of kidneys – because without them, our bodies would become rapidly overloaded with waste products, just like that dirty aquarium water! 

5.31.2017

Did you know there were only about 17 million people over 65 in 1960? Currently, there are about 56 million. 

Advancements in healthcare and medical technology all but guarantee you’ll live longer than your great grandparents. If you’re going to live that long, you should be healthy and have a great quality of life, right? As Clint Eastwood said, “…you've gotta ask yourself a question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do ya, punk?” (By the way, my friend Clint, turns a spry and eternally-cool 84 this week!)

5.24.2017


This is a guest post by Dr. Val Jones who works with our Doctors Online partners at eDocAmerica.

The spleen has been the target of much ridicule, made fun of by medical students and dismissed as nothing more than a "graveyard for red blood cells." In the Middle Ages, the spleen was associated with melancholy, and in more modern times, anger (perhaps you've heard the expression "vent your spleen" – which means to let your anger out). 

If you were a spleen, you'd probably have some serious self-esteem issues.

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