TeleHealth News


October 19, 2017




In the past several weeks, our world has witnessed many shocking disasters and calamities. The news media's dash to the scene along with the first responders shows the acute phase of such tragedies. The affected are rushed to the local medical centers and most of the time, the news ends there. However for us healthcare providers, that is when the work begins, though seldom are we mentioned. It is also noteworthy to point out that disasters do not always have an acute phase to them. As matter of fact some of the worst crisis start slowly but due to lack of notice by the authorities and the media, do not receive attention till they become a full blown problem. Though these incidences may go unnoticed by the masses, our profession responds and cares for the deprived. Often urgently yet quietly and calmly.
A medical boat sails up the Amazon, a hospital ship docks in the Caribbean, a MASH unit moves close to the frontlines, the Red Cross prepares shelters for refugees, and the volunteer healthcare providers travel to affected areas - often at their own expense. We see and care for the needy first hand, frequently before any news media is alerted or governments take action.
It is understandable to respond to calamities brought upon us by wars, nature, famine, disease, and economic changes. But when the cause is an individual or group's demented ideology, anger or revenge, our work is even more heartbreaking .
Healthcare providers have always been selflessly caring for the needy throughout history. At times in the most appalling environments such as during the epidemic of the black plague, numerous instances of Cholera and yellow fever outbreaks, and most recently the Ebola, Zika and the many occurrences of viral respiratory diseases (see UN WHO's list of Disease outbreaks by year).
Today, the ever increasing population and their migration - due to economics, war or natural afflictions - create new challenges for us. Fortunately though we have Telehealth, Telemedicine, and Tele-education to help us rise to the occasion and confront these problems. By doing so, we provide the solace people seek when they come to our tabernacles of healthcare. Thus we acknowledge and salute our colleagues in all corners of the world. Keep up the good work and may God bless you! [R.G.]


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Of Interest:

On Oct. 12, 1892 the Pledge of Allegiance was recited by more than 2 million students for the first time. It had been written by a Baptist minister named Francis Bellamy. It was recited on this day to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Columbus's arrival in the Americas. It read: "I pledge allegiance to my flag and the Republic for which it stands — one nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."
In 1923, it was changed from "my flag" to "the flag of the United States of America." This change was made to ensure that immigrants were pledging to the American flag and not the flags of their home countries.
The second change was to add the words "under God." After President Eisenhower attended a sermon by the Reverend George Docherty, who said: "Apart from the mention of the phrase, 'the United States of America,' this could be a pledge of any republic. In fact, I could hear little Muscovites repeat a similar pledge to their hammer-and-sickle flag in Moscow with equal solemnity." Eisenhower was convinced and within a few months the Pledge was amended to include "under God" as a way to distinguish this country from the Soviet Union.


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