Many people in nursing homes already suffer from isolation, neglect and lack of human engagement. They need the human touch – in person.
Insulin refusal is high among some patients.
As diabetes progresses, insulin injections become the only treatment option. But the transition from oral medication to injectable insulin is often a bumpy one.
The Albanese government will reinstate the pandemic leave payment for workers who have to isolate but do not have sick leave, after earlier vigorously defending its ending on budgetary grounds.
More and more people are experimenting with mental health apps and discovering their benefits and limits.
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How do mental health apps compare to in-person therapy? A social worker and expert on technology and human services explains.
The mifepristone pill is one option for medication abortion that can be purchased online and used at home.
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Three experts answer questions about the effectiveness, safety and side effects of medication abortion, using mifepristone followed by misoprostol.
Frailty is a state of reduced physical function for seniors living independently in the community. It can affect endurance, balance, cognition or social engagement.
Frailty — the physical limitations of seniors living in the community — needs to be assessed before it can be addressed with social and health support. Virtual assessments can speed up this process.
Removing ultrasound and pelvic exam requirements for medication abortion could help expand access to care.
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During the pandemic, health care providers began prescribing abortion pills without requiring in-person exams. This practice could help people access the care they need when abortion rights are in limbo.
Whether you’ve tested positive on a PCR or a rapid antigen test, here are a GP’s tips of how to manage your condition.
Virtual care is a way to deliver health-care services using technology to remotely connect patients and health professionals.
Given the success of telehealth and virtual care during the pandemic, it would be a mistake to automatically return to pre-pandemic norms of health care.
An illegal coltan mine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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As the pandemic pushes healthcare online, it’s time to stop overlooking the environmental impacts.
Medical receptionists have taken on new roles during the pandemic, which no-one planned for. We must not forget them and the stressful work they do.
A man fills out an online application during a job fair hosted by the city of Chicago in July 2012. The fair offered computer access to people who do not have internet access.
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Early numbers show that people from racial and ethnic minorities have lower vaccination rates. Lack of internet access could be a reason.
The Internet of Things will transform industry, agriculture, and our cities. But we need to consider carefully the risks as well as the rewards.
Private insurers saw telehealth claims increase over 4,000% from 2019 to 2020.
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Widely adopted in the US when pandemic precautions kept people home, telehealth faces a challenge as insurance coverage changes, right when its popularity had surged.
Another use for your smartphone, this time to present to the pharmacists rather than a paper prescription.
Rural health providers have had to adapt to the pandemic by providing services in locations like school gyms and community centers.
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The pandemic has exacerbated existing issues of connectivity and access, but providers and patients are finding creative solutions.
The six-month extension to Medicare-funded telehealth has given us time to gather more evidence and think beyond surviving the pandemic. We can do more with telehealth.
The government is extending the COVID health measures for a further six months, until the end of March, in its latest acknowledgement that pandemic assistance will be needed on various fronts for a longer period.
Amy Blais, a telehealth nurse at HomeHealth Visiting Nurses in Saco, Maine.
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The old-fashioned telephone – well, maybe not a rotary dial, but a phone nonetheless – became a way during the pandemic for patients to ‘see’ their doctors. Could this trend continue?
Interpreters are a critical part of health care for people with limited English. The shift to remote interpreting during COVID-19 could ensure more Australians who need these services can access them.