TeleHealth News


July 26, 2018




Reza Ghadimi

The morning mist hugged the face of the mountain, magnifying its hills and valleys. It was surreal as the rays of the morning sun found its way through the jagged peaks and through the mist. The high altitude temperature of the Rockies was comfortable, but with a hint that it was going to get very hot later in the day. Back in the house, the morning news revealed a frightening map of the world on fire. Wildfires burning across the Western US, Central America, Asia, Europe, Australia, and Africa. No continent seemed to be spared. Where there were no fires, rain, floods, hurricanes, tornados and typhoons were causing mayhem. Global Warming is fully at work and moving to change the very face of our planet. Yet there are those who claim that mankind has no control over the weather therefore is not responsible for its affect. Reminds me of a cartoon, I once saw; 'In a boardroom, around a large table, are sitting the board members. They all have business attire, but they are ostriches. The chairman of the board is saying; "There is a motion on the table and it has been seconded that we should all stick our heads in the sand!" '
Many seem to have the same sentiment about healthcare. Arguing that illness and sickness are part of life, therefore governments can't be held responsible. The barriers one faces in asking for affordable healthcare is always fighting for a budget and trying to justify and convince people about the importance of a healthy society. Its like fighting for flood control and fire prevention when everything is fine. But it is not till the water is filling the living room or fire rushing across the fence into the yard that we wish the provisions were there.
Today, technology is making it easier for us to reach far, but availability of that technology is costly for many in the world. Telehealth, Telemedicine, and Tele-education can spread healthcare affordably and profitably. We have the knowledge and we have the tools, with a little help we can navigate away from the fires and storm.


In the News:

Warming temperatures could increase suicide 
rates across the US and Mexico
July 28, is World Hepatitis Day  
Migrants who are Leading the Fight 
Against Tuberculosis Worldwide
FCC plans $100M telehealth care pilot  
Health Exec

Forty years and six million babies  
Equifax's Security Overhaul, a Year After Its Epic Breach  
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Of Interest:

Honor the sacred.
Honor the Earth, our Mother.
Honor the Elders.
Honor all with whom we
share the Earth:-
Four-leggeds, two-leggeds,
winged ones,
Swimmers, crawlers,
plant and rock people.
Walk in balance and beauty.

Native American Elder


How can TeleHealth help your Practice:

Consider expanding your practice
to the rural areas of our state
through TeleHealth.


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