Social distancing guidelines during COVID-19

social distancing guidelines

If it has started to seem like social distancing might be a major inconvenience, well, yes, it is. It’s a huge disruption. But social distancing interventions are absolutely necessary now to slow the spread of COVID-19. Every one of us must do our part to slow the spread of this virus right now. This protects […]

Social distancing during COVID-19, How long will it last?

Social distancing during COVID-19

Life in America — and in many countries around the world — is changing drastically. We’re physically distanced from our favorite people, we’re avoiding our favorite public places, and many are financially strained or out of work. The response to the Covid-19 pandemic is infiltrating every aspect of life, and we’re already longing for it to end. […]

Patients are turning to telemedicine programs as coronavirus spreads

Patients are turning to telemedicine

As the coronavirus continues to spread and disrupt people’s lives – and with testing kits not yet widely available – people might be wary of taking either themselves or loved ones to the doctor’s office for fear of catching or transmitting COVID-19. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) people over the age of 60 are […]

President Trump supports telehealth

President Trump supports telehealth

As the coronavirus continues to spread President Trump has just declared a national emergency.  President Trump is urging hospitals to activate emergency plans. In the effort to alleviate hospitals President Trump is supporting and enabling Telehealth services.  President Trump said, “What they’ve done with Telehealth, it’s incredible. It gives remote doctors visits and hospital check-ins. […]

Doctors turn to telemedicine in the Coronavirus Outbreak

telemedicine in the coronavirus outbreak

The use of virtual visits climbs as a way of safely treating patients and containing the spread of the infection at hospitals, clinics, and medical offices. The man had recently traveled, including a brief stop in Tokyo. He had a fever and cough about a week ago, but was now feeling fine. He called the […]

If you’re feeling anxious about the coronavirus, you’re not alone


Your risk of catching the new coronavirus is probably low if you haven’t recently been to Wuhan, China (where the virus originated) or been in contact with people who were there recently. But you might still be anxious about the spread of the virus. That’s perfectly normal, says Jane Timmons-Mitchell, associate professor in the department of psychiatry […]

This is who’s most at risk from the coronavirus


Nearly everyone in the US will be affected in some way by the COVID-19 pandemic, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus — by stress and anxiety, event closures, or the illness itself. There’s cause for concern: the disease can be deadly, and the outbreak in the US is likely to continue to get worse. There’s […]

Everything you need to know about the coronavirus


Public health experts around the globe are scrambling to understand, track, and contain a new virus that appeared in Wuhan, China, at the beginning of December 2019. The World Health Organization named the disease caused by the virus COVID-19, which references the type of virus and the year it emerged. The WHO declared that the virus […]

How Local Primary Care Can Help Stop the Spread of Viruses and Pandemics

spread of viruses

The Coronavirus continues to spread. As many fear this new virus, however, telehealth services like Local Primary Care can be of support by providing information and remote diagnosis. How does the virus spread? Concerns about the coronavirus are rising as the number of infections keeps increasing. Fear continues to circulate amongst those who have traveled […]

What are signs of the flu?

Telemedicine and telehealth services, in which medical visits are conducted via software on a secure videoconferencing platform, can help increase provider efficiency while providing a convenient service to patients. To learn how providers can use this technology to better serve patients, Software Advice conducted a survey gauging public interest in virtual medical visits as a tool for […]