If you or a family member have ever visited a doctor for a sore throat, more than likely you’ve had a Rapid Strep Test performed.
A rapid strep test involves swabbing the throat to check for the presence of group A Streptococcus bacteria, which can cause Strep Throat and other medical issues (including scarlet fever, pneumonia and heart problems). Within minutes, you can know if your sore throat is caused by bacteria, which requires antibiotics for treatment.
In previous articles we have discussed that “Strep Throat” is a throat infection caused by the group A streptococcus bacteria. Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial for two reasons: one, ‘Strep’ is very contagious and easily transmitted between people in close contact with each other, like schools and offices; two, if left untreated, it can lead to serious complications including rheumatic fever and kidney failure. But what are the signs of Strep Throat? Anyone suffering from the following symptoms should get themselves tested as soon as possible!
Today on Destination HealthEU, guest writer and our co-founder Dr. Angela Fusaro discusses telemedicine, the benefits and reasons why it isn't more widespread.
"The global telemedicine market is expected to reach $36.3B by 2020, and while the number of patients using telemedicine services is rising (will increase to 7 million in 2018, up from less than 350,000 in 2013), only about 2% of the US population has ever tried it. So why aren’t more patients using telemedicine?"
2016 was a rich year for medical technology. Virtual Reality. Augmented Reality. Smart algorithms analysing wearable data. Amazing technologies arrived in our lives and on the market almost every day. And it will not stop in the coming year.
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