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New Research Shows Promise of Telehealth in Treating Opioid Use Disorder

New Research Shows Promise of Telehealth in Treating Opioid Use Disorder According to a study by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ): The potential of telehealth to help people with opioid use disorder continue their treatment is the subject by agency Director Gopal Khanna, M.B.A., and Christine Chang, M.D., M.P.H., medical officer in…

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Telehealth Reaches Nearly 100 Million Users

The number of people using Telehealth will increase to nearly 100 million this year, up from only 14.3 million worldwide just 5 years ago according to a recent study. Key factors driving interest in Telehealth (Besides the obvious Covid-19 safety measures) include rising healthcare costs, aging populations, and the number of people living with chronic…

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Viruses Vs. Bacteria: A Condensed Version

Viruses and bacteria are so small, they can only be visualized under a microscope. Bacteria are bigger and older. Have been around for 3.5 billion years according to fossilized data.  Can adapt well to extreme weather conditions.  They are single-celled organisms able to reproduce on their own. Live in our oceans, soil, and in us—really…

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Family caregivers can assist in recovery

When I started Virtual Healing, I didn’t realize what I do would hit so close to home. My company is a telehealth service. We offer healthcare education to family caregivers who support their loved ones’ recovery following hospitalization. My cousin has been in an Intensive Care Unit for over a week. She is at high…

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