Need A Doctor In A Hurry? No Worries, There’s An App For That!

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(PCM) Smartphone and tablet users are now able to take advantage of a new app called Doctor On Demand, which they can use to access a doctor who can then diagnose their symptoms and prescribe any needed medications all directly from the phone/tablet app.

The cost of the service runs $40 a month, but is an ideal solution for those individuals who don’t have the time to go to the doctors office or happen to be in need of a doctor when they are traveling far away from home.

The app is available to users in 47 states and the app boasts a pool of over 1,400 board certified doctors that are available on-call to the app. The app itself feature real-time video that connects the patient and the available doctor.

It has been stressed by Doctor On Demand that the app should not replace primary care physician visits or be used for any urgent emergencies or hard to diagnose illnesses. It should only be used to treat minor illnesses such as respiratory infections, fevers, allergies or minor infections

Currently, the Doctor On Demand app service is not linked to any health insurance plan so all cost associated with the service are the full responsibility of the patient. The use of smartphone and tablet technology to connect doctors with patients is becoming increasingly popular, as it is very convenient and is a true time and cost saver for both doctors and patients.

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Man Injured After A Terrifying Elevator Ride

Chile-elevator1(PCM) This is like something out of our worst nightmare! A man from Chile stepped onto an elevator and was suddenly taken on a terrifying wild ride as the elevator began malfunctioning.

We were assuming that the elevator dropped suddenly with the man on board, however this time the elevator sharply rose 31 floors in a 15 second time period with the doors wide open. It actually reached a speed of 50 mph!  What makes this even more bizarre is that the elevator is located inside a building that was just finished about eight weeks ago.

Security camera footage inside the elevator shows the man’s terrifying ordeal, as you can see him desperately attempting to push buttons to make the elevator come to a halt.  He ended up suffering head and leg injuries when the elevator eventually crashed into the buildings roof!

There has been no update in regards to the elevators inspection records or if it had indeed been malfunctioning prior to the incident.

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A Look At The Dangers Of Meningitis On College Campuses

Meningitis1(PCM) There have been quite a few headlines recently about the deaths of college students related to an outbreak of meningitis on their college campuses. Recently, a Philadelphia student from Drexel University has died from the same strain of meningitis that was seen in a recent outbreak at Princeton University in New Jersey.

The CDC released a statement saying that the Drexel University student died from Meningitis B and it was revealed that the student may have had close contact with students from Princeton University about a week before coming down with the illness.

The vaccine has been approved for use in Europe, Canada and Australia, but it is not yet approved for use in the United States. The CDC and the FDA granted special approval for the vaccine to be distributed at Princeton.

Despite the fact that Princeton University students were given an unlicensed meningitis vaccine, CDC officials are still worried that the disease may still be present on the Princeton University campus given the recent Drexel Hill student’s death.

Meningitis is spread through coughing, sneezing and kissing. It will also spread when people forget to wash their hands or clothes, or among people who drink out of the same cup making the college campus and dormitories the perfect breeding ground the disease to spread.

University communities across the nation are encouraging their students to engage in good health practices to prevent the spread of this horrible disease. Many students who become infected with meningitis may be under the impression that they have come down with a bout of the flu, as the early symptoms are fever, headache, stiff necks, vomiting and delirium.

If left untreated the bacteria spread and can cause hearing loss, permanent neurological damage and death.

 

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