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7.01.2017

This is a guest post by Dr. Val Jones who works with our Doctors Online partners at eDocAmerica.
In medical school I learned the first rule of surgery: "Eat when you can, sleep when you can, and don't mess with the pancreas." 

7.01.2017

Do you consider yourself a savvy healthcare consumer? I do, but a couple of summers ago, I made some mistakes that cost me $905 – and it could’ve been much worse! Here’s my story and hopefully it will help you, too. 

It was time for my annual mammogram and my doctor thought it would be good for me to have one additional diagnostic test based on some issues I was having (I’ll spare you the details – you’re welcome!).

Mistake #1

6.28.2017

This is a guest post by Dr. Val Jones who works with our Doctors Online partners at eDocAmerica.

I'd venture to say that almost 100% of adults have noticed puffiness or swelling in their legs at some point - so what is going on? 

6.20.2017

Are you a vacation planner or more of a “go with the flow” traveler? Either way, summer is a great time to take off and enjoy the sights and experiences the world offers. Whether you’re a planner or not, a few tips to ensure staying healthy is part of your vacation agenda can make a BIG difference.

6.14.2017

This is a guest post by Dr. Val Jones who works with our Doctors Online partners at eDocAmerica.

Do you remember the scene in Finding Nemo where the fish jam up their aquarium filter to get their dentist owner to clean the tank? That scene always makes me think of kidneys – because without them, our bodies would become rapidly overloaded with waste products, just like that dirty aquarium water! 

6.07.2017

Are you a camper? Or, does your family want you to be? My idea of roughing it is a limited-service hotel. But, my husband and son have determined this is the year they’ll win me over to being in the great outdoors for longer than just a barbecue.

I’ve done some camping “research” (ok, mainly asking friends and watching shows like Running with Bear Grylls). Still, I’m sharing 4 tips to make camping more tolerable, oops…I mean more enjoyable.

5.31.2017

Did you know there were only about 17 million people over 65 in 1960? Currently, there are about 56 million. 

Advancements in healthcare and medical technology all but guarantee you’ll live longer than your great grandparents. If you’re going to live that long, you should be healthy and have a great quality of life, right? As Clint Eastwood said, “…you've gotta ask yourself a question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do ya, punk?” (By the way, my friend Clint, turns a spry and eternally-cool 84 this week!)

5.24.2017


This is a guest post by Dr. Val Jones who works with our Doctors Online partners at eDocAmerica.

The spleen has been the target of much ridicule, made fun of by medical students and dismissed as nothing more than a "graveyard for red blood cells." In the Middle Ages, the spleen was associated with melancholy, and in more modern times, anger (perhaps you've heard the expression "vent your spleen" – which means to let your anger out). 

If you were a spleen, you'd probably have some serious self-esteem issues.

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