The ABCs of Health Literacy
Throughout the world, telehealth services have shown their merit. The United States, however, has taken a bit longer to embrace it. Fortunately, telehealth, also referred to as telemedicine, is gaining bigger and stronger footholds in the U.S. The legal obstacles are being ironed out and reimbursement for telehealth services is improving.
One of the primary driving forces for this change is the lack of sufficient access to medical specialists for many people, especially those outside of major metropolitan areas. Specialists often have tremendous waiting lists; it can take months to gain an appointment. Plus, people in rural areas often must drive for hours to reach specialty care centers. (more…)
Hal and Sal were each plugged into their own digital worlds, one with earphones, the other with a headset. Hal was listening to tunes while watching Sal wipe out zombies, gaming with some online pals. Sal shot a blast from his favorite weapon, Thunder Gun, sending the closest zombie writhing. As he fell in spasmodic convulsions, Hal said, “Looks like he’s got epilepsy.”
Sal turned and gave Hal a curious look. His hesitation caused him to lose focus and his last game life got zapped from a zombie sneak attack.
Sal asked,” What was that? Did you say something about ‘epil-Pepsi’?” (more…)