Hi, I’m Kyle, President and CEO of Secure Medical. Secure Medical is a telemedicine and health awareness organization that has served millions of customers since 1998.
I want to share my experience with JA Inspire and our collaboration with OurDoctor.com. While searching for a credible organization for donation, We were happy to find the Junior Achievement of Arizona, as they do so much for our Youth today.
Having 2 Children of my own who are Junior achievement members and knowing several teachers around the valley who support JA Inspire, I knew I’d found the proper organization.
Knowing that Junior Achievement of Arizona has served more than 3 million students over 65 years is quite an incredible endeavor.
Running a business can be tricky at times, as many employees need those critical skills to succeed in the workplace. Supporting and educating students to get ready for the workforce is a no-brainer and must be done for our future leaders.
These leaders will soon be settling into a career path or even taking an entrepreneurial step to start their own business, just as I’ve done.
Here at Secure Medical, we operate several companies, including eDrugstore and Bidrx.com, where millions of Americans can obtain Prescription medications for a fraction of the price of going locally. Who wants to worry about these costs when everything is so expensive?
Because of this, I knew Ourdoctor.com was the right company to get in front of students who need medical and behavioral care, especially those without insurance plans or health care benefits.
For those students who visit our booth, you’ll get to see precisely why Ourdoctor is the #1 service for your health needs, and if you need a Job, we are currently hiring.
To conclude, I highly recommend volunteering. If you’re new to JA’s programs, it is an excellent way to give back to local businesses and the Community. They will provide the lessons and materials needed so you may share your personal experiences with students.
Thank you, JA Inspire; I’m super impressed with your free online programs, including JA Biztown and Finance Park, and all the events you put on for your members.
I’m happy that Ourdoctor.com will be there alongside your students to do what suits our Community.
In this summary of the OurDoctor YouTube video we discuss “At-home test kits.” We go over and explain to you the importance of keeping on top of your health with our variety of at-home test kits. First, thank you for taking time out of your day and reviewing our various lab and test kits.
We take pride in ensuring our patients get the essential medical care they need 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Consider using one of our at-home testing kits if you require prescription medication or need treatment for a medical condition.
Save the trip to your doctor’s office, cut your time in cost and half, and take control of your health today. We offer lab kits for treating most STDs, including Perfys or HSV2, COVID-19 and flu detection, and testosterone hormone testing.
I’m also happy to say we offer additional lab kits for diabetes, colon cancer screening, a test for cholesterol and triglyceride, an anti-aging kit, a weight loss test kit, and more. Home health testing has always been challenging.
Order the equipment, which ships directly to your door, and get your results online within a few days. All your information is confidential, and instructions are included with each testing kit. If you have any additional questions, our medical team is standing by to answer your questions.
Order confidently online or by phone, and I guarantee you will be satisfied with our product or service. Thanks for watching. Take care.
In this summary of the OurDoctor YouTube video we discuss “STD Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore” the different types of STDs and what symptoms you need to watch for. Other STDs or STIs will have their associated symptoms. The eight most common symptoms to look out for include painful urination, unusual or odorous vaginal discharge, discharge from the penis, unusual vaginal bleeding, painful sex, sores or bumps from the genitals, oral or rectal area, abdominal pain, and swollen mid-nose.
You can also check the site where the infection occurred for any swelling, itchiness, irritation, or, if you know, what looks like bumps, blisters, or open sores. Are you still with me? Ok, let’s keep going. According to the CDC, chlamydia is the most common bacterial STI in the US, and the only rod of transmission is through unprotected vaginal and anal intercourse.
Sometimes, there are no outward symptoms of this illness. Men will experience discomfort or leakage during urination. Women will experience bleeding between periods, pain when urinating, discharge, or adult aches in the lower abdomen.
If the transmission is through anal sex, there can be bleeding and pain in the anus. Next up, gonorrhea, the silent disease. Name so because there might not be any symptoms. Most commonly affected are young adults between 15 and 24 years old, and it’s spread through unprotected genital, oral and anal sex.
Rectal, vaginal, and throat infections.
Discharge in the penis or vagina.
Antibiotics are the go-to treatment for gonorrhea. Syphilis is a dangerous bacterial infection spread through sexual contact at any bodily site other than the mouth.
Penis, vagina, anus, rectum, lips, and mouth sores are all possible transmission sites. Pregnant women must be cautious since they can pass the disease to their unborn child. Telltale signs of syphilis are a non-painful open sore that appears as the first sign of the disease.
The second stage involves bumpy red or brown spots that may appear as a rash—treatment, penicillin, herpes, broken down into HSV1 oral herpes and HSV2 genital herpes. HSV1 appears as a sore around the mouth and lip, and HSV2 appears as a sore around the genitals and rectum.
HSV1 can be spread by kissing or sharing objects such as forks or straws. HSV2 can only be spread through sexual contact with someone infected with HSV2. Symptoms typically appear as a single or multiple blisters on or around the affected area.
Although there is no cure, there are treatments to relieve symptoms, and medication can decrease the pain and shorten healing time. Trichomoniasis, parasites are to blame for this one. About a third of those infected with this STI never show any signs. Itching or irritation in the penis is a common symptom of men with this STI.
They may experience burning or discharge following urination or ejaculation. Women’s urinary tract may feel irritated, causing itching, stinging, retinas, or soreness. Alternatively, they could experience an odiferous discharge of unknown origin.
Having sex while suffering from trichomoniasis can be an unpleasant experience. Lastly, AIDS is a disease that turns your immune system against you. It’s painful, has no treatment available, and can prove fatal. Pregnant women can transmit the virus to their unborn child during pregnancy, delivery, or breastfeeding.
What do all these STDs have in common? All can be prevented with proper education, early testing, and the use of protection during sexual intimacy. If you experience any of these symptoms, you need to check with your medical provider immediately and get it under control.
Your doctor may provide over-the-counter remedies to clean the area and various ointments, creams, or prescription medication. Having the proper treatment as soon as possible can help you get back to a healthier normal more quickly. Another widespread medication your doctor may provide to you is valocyclovir or baltress.
Valocyclovir has been proven to be the most effective for treating HSV, chickenpox, and shingles. Our doctor recommends using an at-home testing kit. The test ships to your door, and you receive your results online within a few days. All your information is confidential, and instructions are included with each testing kit.
If you have any additional questions or comments, please get in touch with our doctor, as we are here to help you. You may also complete an online evaluation or call us, and a licensed physician will discuss the best treatment plans available. Take care, everyone!
In this summary of the OurDoctor YouTube video “Best Shingles Treatment,” we’ll discuss the importance of treating and suppressing a shingles outbreak. One in every three people in the U.S. will develop shingles, also known as herpes zoster virus, in their lifetime. This virus is in the same category as chickenpox and is commonly known as HHV3.
It starts as a red or pink blotchy-looking patch, usually on one side of your body, and can turn into a fluid-filled blister that typically scabs over. During the initial stage, shingles are not contagious but can be very discomforting, with shooting pains in the rash area.
In severe cases, you may develop post-herpetic neuralgia or a pHN, leading to eye complications, including vision loss and other rare diseases. Shingles usually last anywhere from three to six weeks, depending on the severity of your diagnosis. Symptoms of shingles can be uncomfortable and even painful on their own, but you should keep an eye out for any complications that may arise.
Skin infections caused by bacteria are common after blisters at first. If the nerves in your head are affected by shingles, you may develop Ramsey Hunt syndrome, which, if untreated, can cause partial facial paralysis or hearing loss. If given treatment within three days, most patients will recover fully. Inflammation of the central nervous system, including the brain and spinal cord, is possible. These complications are potentially fatal and must be treated immediately. A rash caused by shingles typically manifests as a band of blisters along one side of the body.
Laboratory testing can also diagnose shingles by taking a sample of blister fluid or scrapings from the skin. Although there is currently no cure for shingles, getting it treated as soon as possible can reduce the risk of complications and speed up the healing process.
First, let’s talk about antiviral medication. If taken within 72 hours of the first sign of shingles, these medications may reduce discomfort and hasten the resolution of symptoms. Furthermore, they may help ward off the pain that may develop months or even years after the initial outbreak of the virus, a condition known as post-herpetic neuralgia.
Alternatively, doctors may recommend over-the-counter pain relievers. Pain relievers such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen may be helpful. Your doctor may prescribe antibiotics if you get a bacterial infection from your shingles rash. If your eyes or other facial features are affected by shingles, your doctor may prescribe anti-inflammatory medications like prednisone to reduce swelling and pain.
The discomfort of shingles can get mitigated with home care. The National Institutes of Health recommends cold showers or baths to clean and calm the skin or cold compresses to alleviate the discomfort of a rash. Calamine lotion, a paste of water, baking soda, or cornstarch, can also relieve itching. Get plenty of vitamin E, vitamin B12, and vitamin A from the food you eat. If you want to boost your immunity, try L -lycine supplements. The National Institutes of Health says that getting vaccinated against shingles is one of the ways to reduce your risk of experiencing painful symptoms or other complications. Chickenpox vaccine, or acetalization, should be given twice to all youngsters. People above 18 who have never had chickenpox should also obtain the vaccine. Although vaccination cannot guarantee immunity, it does prevent chickenpox, and 90% of those who receive it.
Check with your general practitioner in the early stages of shingles to get it under control immediately. Our team is standing by 24 -7 to bring you the fastest medical care you deserve if you have any additional questions.
Monkeypox, or Mpox, is a viral disease affecting animals and humans. The condition is related to the smallpox virus. However, it has less severe symptoms than the latter. The disease was discovered in 1958 in experimental monkeys, but several rodents and primates can be carriers.
Mpox is believed to have originated in Africa, but several cases have been reported from other parts of the world. In 2003, infected rats were imported to the United States from Africa as part of an experiment. Several dogs and 47 humans were infected but fully recovered after the study. Mpox infections have been increasing drastically, with infections rising from 19 to 10000 cases across 49 states of the US between June and August last year.
Signs and Symptoms of Monkeypox
The earlier signs of monkeypox are similar to flu-like symptoms like headaches, fevers, and malaise. As the virus spreads further, lymph nodes may swell, usually preceding a rash or lesions on different body parts. The lesions may first appear on the tongues and inside the mouth and then spread to the skin within the first seven days. The lesions become pus-filled and dry out or crust by the second week, thus forming scabs. A monkeypox infection can last two to four weeks.
Suppose you suspect exposure to the disease. It is wise to isolate yourself for at least 24 hours and check your temperature twice daily. Additionally, avoid environments like massage spas and nightclubs where skin-to-skin contact may occur.
Spread and Control
Monkeypox can quickly spread between animals and humans and appears to apply faster now than before. Unlike common viruses like flu and Covid 19, monkeypox does not spread through aerosols and droplets. The disease primarily spreads through contact with infected animals, items, bedding, and surfaces. You can also acquire the virus by prolonged contact with an infected person through hugging, massaging, and kissing.
An infected person or animal can spread the disease at whatever stage of infection- from the onset of the first symptom and even after their skin heals. Pregnant women can spread the disease to their unborn kids via the placenta, while animals can infect humans by biting and scratching. You can also get the virus by preparing meat from an infected animal.
You can curb the spread of monkeypox by avoiding direct contact with infected persons and washing hands properly and frequently. Also, take extra precautions when caring for an infected person or those with disease indications.
Although there is no treatment for monkeypox, smallpox vaccinations and treatments can be effective by up to 85% since the two diseases are genetically related. Early diagnosis and treatment can significantly help curb the surge of the virus.
Are you among the numerous Americans who want to lose weight but find it expensive, overcomplicated, or do not have the time to stick to a diet? Well, OurDoctor has a new groundbreaking, FDA-approved medication called Plenity.
Obesity is prevalent among adults in the US and is proliferating. Obesity health risks include hypertension, type 2 Diabetes, hyperlipidemia, coronary heart disease, and other diseases.
Some factors can affect the health risks of obesity, like diet, exercise, sleep, and medication.
Plenity is a non-systemic, super-absorbent hydrogel from modified cellulose and citric acid. It is a prescription medication supported by science and psychology.
The medication is for adults with a BMI of between 25 and 40. The FDA-cleared medicines will help you eat less and feel fuller as you lose weight.
You only have to take three capsules with plenty of water about twenty minutes before you eat lunch or dinner. If you cannot take your dose before you eat, you can take it right after you eat.
The capsules dissolve in the stomach, releasing the Plenity particles, which can hydrate up to 100 times their initial weight. When mixed with ingested foods, the gel particles create a larger volume with higher elasticity and viscosity in the stomach and small intestines, promoting repletion.
The Plenity particles will be eliminated during regular bowel movements. Therefore, it limits your food intake and helps you lose weight fast.
The average body weight loss in a study with 10 participants was 10% or around 22 pounds per subject.
Pregnant people, or those allergic to cellulose, citric acid, sodium stearyl fumarate, titanium dioxide, and gelatin, should not take Plenity. People with gastroesophageal reflux disease, ulcers, or heartburn should also be cautious.
Please consult your primary care physician or one of our doctors before using Plenity.
The YouTube video Protecting Your Medical Data: HIPAA-Compliant Best Practices sheds light on the significance of securing medical data and the recommended protocols healthcare institutions can implement to comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The video emphasizes the crucial role played by OurDoctor, a prominent healthcare technology company, in assisting healthcare practitioners in safeguarding confidential patient data while delivering exceptional care.
Ensuring HIPAA compliance and safeguarding medical data within an application like OurDoctor is critical for maintaining patient privacy and complying with regulations, such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). To achieve this, here are some best practices to follow:
HIPAA guidelines protect patients’ electronic health information. Healthcare providers must comply to avoid consequences. OurDoctor supports upholding HIPAA protocols.
Data Security Measures
To safeguard medical data, OurDoctor implements a range of best practices. The video outlines vital strategies for protecting patient information, including:
Secure Data Storage: OurDoctor uses HIPAA-compliant data storage to encrypt and store patient records, preventing unauthorized access securely.
Access Control: OurDoctor gives healthcare professionals complete control over patient data access, ensuring only authorized personnel can make changes.
Data Encryption: OurDoctor ensures patient information is secure through robust data transmission and storage encryption, preventing unauthorized access or alteration.
Regular Auditing and Monitoring: We keep patient data safe by auditing and monitoring our systems for security vulnerabilities.
Employee Training: OurDoctor trains healthcare professionals on HIPAA regulations and data security to protect patient information.
Benefits of OurDoctor
The video highlights the benefits that healthcare organizations can enjoy by partnering with OurDoctor for their data management needs. These benefits include:
Enhanced Security: OurDoctor’s robust security measures significantly reduce the risk of data breaches, safeguarding patient privacy and maintaining HIPAA compliance.
Streamlined Workflows: OurDoctor’s user-friendly interface and intuitive features streamline workflows, enabling healthcare professionals to access patient data efficiently and provide optimal care.
Seamless Integration: OurDoctor integrates with existing electronic health record (EHR) systems, ensuring a smooth transition and compatibility with established processes.
Choose OurDoctor today and empower your healthcare practice to focus on what truly matters – providing quality care. Don’t compromise the security of your patient’s sensitive information. Take action now and partner with OurDoctor to safeguard your medical data, streamline workflows, and ensure confidentiality.
Did you know that today, approximately half of men aged 51 to 60 are at risk of experiencing prostate conditions? These conditions range from Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH) to inflammation and prostate cancer. BPH is the prostate’s non-cancerous enlargement.
So, how does Benign Prostate Hyperplasia affect a man’s sex life? What are the risk factors and treatment options? Continue reading to find out.
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
Treating BPH may tag along some side effects like any other medical treatment. The common ones are low libido, retrograde ejaculation, reduced ejaculation volume, and other sexual side effects, including erectile dysfunction.
BPH Risk Factors
According to experts, one is at a higher risk of experiencing non-cancerous prostate enlargement if they have underlying medical conditions. Good examples include diabetes, heart and circulatory disease, and obesity.
There is also the age factor. 40 years and older! And that’s without forgetting the family history of the condition.
Your doctor can prescribe any of the following approved drugs to treat BPH;
This medication improves urine flow by relaxing the prostate’s grip on the urethra. But the significant side effect of using this drug is that the ejaculation volume may reduce.
The ED Drug Tadalafil
This drug also boosts urine flow by relaxing the connection between the urethra and bladder. The tadalafil drug prescription may result in headaches, an upset stomach, or flushing, thus hindering sex drive.
While this prescription allows urine to flow more freely, it is often linked to erectile dysfunction and low libido. Some patients experience reduced ejaculate volume.
Prostate Massage and Pelvic Floor Muscle Dysfunction
Imagine treating pelvic floor muscle dysfunction using massage therapy.
Today, doctors believe that patients don’t have to release prostatic fluid by applying manual pressure on their prostates. But decades ago, this technique unknowingly helped massage the internal pelvic floor muscles, thus temporarily improving symptoms.
In our opinion, researchers need to research more on the theory that prostate massage helps relieve symptoms of painful ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, and prostatitis.
In conclusion, BPH might be shared among most men, especially the elderly. However, living a healthy lifestyle characterized by natural diets and regular exercise reduces the risk of having this prostate condition.
According to estimates, approximately 95% have type 2 diabetes. We all know that regular exercise, a healthy diet, and medications like Metformin control this condition effectively.
But now, imagine reversing type 2 diabetes by intermittent fasting. Plus, no need for medication! Stick around so that we help you stay informed and updated about this new study finding.
What is Type 2 Diabetes?
Type 2 diabetes is a medical condition that affects how the human body uses insulin, thus making the patient experience unusual blood sugar levels.
What is Intermittent Fasting?
On the other side, intermittent fasting refers to an eating pattern that revolves around switching between eating and fasting regularly. Originally, intermittent fasting diets became well-known for helping people lose weight effectively.
How Intermittent Fasting Could Help Type 2 Diabetes
Generally, this unique eating pattern can reverse type 2 diabetes because it helps you lose weight. Eating an equivalent of approximately one meal daily helps you lose weight very rapidly.
This, in turn, eliminates most of the body fat accumulated in the muscles and, most importantly, the liver and pancreas. Consequently, the pancreas produces more insulin, lowering your blood sugar. Plus, the muscle and liver can regulate your blood sugar more effectively.
You can also improve your body’s insulin sensitivity through intermittent fasting. Researchers have discovered that type 2 diabetes patients who ate one meal a couple of days a week no longer needed to depend on uncomfortable insulin injections.
According to a 2020 study, more than 60% of participants achieved remission of type 2 diabetes thanks to intensive lifestyle interventions. These participants had diabetes for less than three years.
In addition to reversing type 2 diabetes, research has found intermittent fasting can lower your risk of heart disease and help fight inflammation. Your body burns fat when you consistently fast for some hours daily. Just stick to eating during a specific window of time.
Male hair loss, also known as male pattern baldness, is one of the most common genetic traits in the world. Most men will start losing their hair by 35, which terrifies them because it significantly affects their looks and signifies aging. The more information men have, the easier it will be for them. Read on to find out more about male hair loss.
Reason For Hair Loss
The first question a man will ask when they notice their hairline receding is, ‘why am I losing my hair?’ Men lose their hair, some sooner than others, due to genetics. The genetic trait that causes male pattern baldness can come from the father’s or mother’s side.
Men naturally lose 50 to 100 strands of hair daily, but when it surpasses 100, it leads to baldness. Another significant cause of male hair loss is a hormone called dihydrotestosterone, or DHT. Men with more DHT are likelier to lose their hair than those with less.
Stress, aging, and nutritional deficiencies are also reasons for male hair loss. Various medical conditions and medicines may cause hair loss too.
What To Do About Male Hair Loss
There is much men can do to stop male pattern baldness or slow it down. Hair transplants have become popular and are now a large industry. However, they do have side effects.
Over-the-counter pills like zinc, pumpkin seed, and probiotics can help most men prevent or delay hair loss.
A diet or supplements with nutrients, proteins, and vitamins which strengthen hair follicles could also help with male hair loss.
Male pattern baldness is natural for most men. There are ways to prevent and delay it, as outlined above. Therefore, stop worrying about it and take action. If you’d like to speak to a physician about what steps you can take to combat male pattern baldness visit eDrugstore.com