Telehealth: The pros and cons

Telehealth: The pros and cons

Innovations aren’t always met with acceptance from the public.  People are wary of unfamiliar ways of doing things, and when telehealth became the latest medical trend, there was scepticism about its effectiveness and rightly so.  The idea of being able to get a diagnosis from a hundred miles away can be difficult to grasp, with […]

Appendicitis: How to tell if you have it.

Appendicitis: How to tell if you have it.

The appendix is a pouch on the right side of the colon. the organ is mostly idle, but can become infected. This infection is called appendicitis. Most cases of appendicitis occur spontaneously and leave patients in need of immediate attention. Having an ambulance service respond promptly is key to the survival of the patient.  Appendicitis […]

Heart attack versus cardiac arrest

Heart attack versus cardiac arrest

Contrary to what most people think, cardiac arrest is not a heart attack. Yes, both incidents have to do with the heart, but the medical diagnosis is slightly different.  The heart is a muscle. Cardiac arrest is when the heart malfunctions. A heart attack occurs when blood flow to the heart is restricted. Both are […]

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