What is Telehealth?

Telehealth involves delivering healthcare services over the internet using various telecommunications methods, such as live video conferencing, mobile health apps, save-and-forward electronic transmission, and remote patient monitoring (RPM). It is rapidly expanding and has the potential to revolutionize healthcare delivery for millions of people. Telehealth encompasses a wide range of digital healthcare activities and services, … Read more

What is Telepsychiatry?

Telemedicine involves delivering medical care remotely using technology, primarily through videoconferencing. Telepsychiatry Telepsychiatry, a branch of telemedicine, includes psychiatric evaluations, patient education, therapy (individual, group, and family), and medication management. It involves direct interactions between psychiatrists and patients and also provides mental health consultations to primary care providers. This care can occur through live, interactive … Read more

Telemedicine Benefits

Telemedicine Benefits

Telemedicine utilizes electronic communication to deliver medical information innovatively. This concept dates back to the 1800s with the invention of the telephone and later advancements like the radiotelephone, which enabled the transmission of medical images. Today, telemedicine includes diverse technologies such as video conferencing, internet-based consultations, real-time diagnosis networks, and even remote medical procedures. Interactive … Read more

Wake Forest researchers receive $1.5 million NIH grant to study bone health following bariatric surgery


Researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine have been awarded a five-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, a branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The grant will support a study on bone microarchitecture in patients following bariatric surgery. With this funding, Wake Forest … Read more

High Sugar Intake to Lower Childhood Asthma Risk, While Fat, Magnesium, and Vitamin D Increase It

In a recent study published in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition, researchers used Mendelian Randomization (MR) to investigate the causal associations between regular nutrient consumption, serum mineral, vitamin, and antioxidant levels, and childhood asthma (CA) risk. Background Asthma is a common chronic respiratory illness, especially among children, characterized by airway inflammation, wheezing, and bronchial reactivity. … Read more

Study Reveals Heart Failure Induces Multimorbidity by Altering Stem Cells

heart failure

A recent study published in the journal Science Immunology reported that heart failure (HF) promotes multimorbidity. Despite advances in medical treatments, HF mortality remains high. Frequent hospitalizations are a hallmark of HF, suggesting that HF increases the risk of subsequent HF events and contributes to multimorbidity. Chronic inflammation is a common pathological feature of many … Read more

Study Finds Enforced Masking on Long Flights Prevents SARS-CoV-2 Transmission


In a recent study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, researchers in the United States conducted a systematic review to identify factors influencing the transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) on flights. Background The COVID-19 pandemic, driven by the rapid global spread of SARS-CoV-2, was significantly facilitated … Read more

Telemedicine Doubles HCV Treatment Success for Patients with Opioid Use Disorder

People with opioid use disorder who have hepatitis C virus (HCV) were twice as likely to be successfully treated and cured of HCV if they received facilitated telemedicine treatment at their opioid treatment programs (OTPs) compared to being referred off-site to another provider. These findings were published today by a team of researchers from the … Read more

What is Telecardiology?


Telecardiology is a contemporary medical practice leveraging telecommunications for the remote diagnosis and treatment of heart diseases, such as coronary heart disease (both chronic and acute), arrhythmias, congestive heart failure, and sudden cardiac arrest. In telecardiology, healthcare providers use electrocardiographic data transmitted in real-time to specialists for interpretation. This process allows people in remote areas … Read more