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February 23, 2024
Did You Know You Can Be Hospitalized At Your Home?

Lengthy hospital stays are often infamously derided for their seemingly exorbitant price tags, unsavory-yet-overpriced food, and general patient dissatisfaction with their perceived level of quality of care.  In all honesty, these sentiments --while potentially valid-- are also often somewhat unfair, and worsened by a lack of transparency and understanding of the basic economics that go […]

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February 5, 2024
Diagnosis and Treatment of Syphilis

Background: Syphilis is primarily a sexually transmitted disease caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum (because syphilis is in the genus Treponema, it can also be called a “treponemal disease”; however, there are other treponemal diseases that are not syphilis). It is transmitted through the mucous membranes, broken skin, and direct mother-to-child infection during pregnancy. As […]

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February 5, 2024
What Is Syphilis? A Brief History

From a purely brass-tacks scientific perspective, syphilis is just the name given to a three-stage disease caused by the bacteria Treponema pallidum. It is essentially transmitted through mucous membranes or broken skin, which is why the overwhelming method of transmission is unprotected sexual contact and the risk goes up rapidly in proportion to riskier sexual […]

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February 5, 2024
Why is Syphilis on the Rise?

Both the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have recently reported drastically increased rates of syphilis and, correspondingly, congenital syphilis recently. The WHO estimates that 7.1 million people globally acquired syphilis in 2020. The table below from the CDC shows a 78.9% increase in syphilis cases generally over […]

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January 25, 2024
Medical Cannabis and Chronic Pain in Kentucky

Chronic pain can last for months or even years, and it can occur anywhere in the body.  Depending on its severity, it can seriously impact a person’s daily life, activities, work, and even lead to mental health problems such as depression or anxiety.  It may be the result of things such as past physical trauma, […]

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January 25, 2024
Medical Cannabis and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Kentucky

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is hands down the most strongly recommended first line of treatment for individuals suffering from PTSD.  This recommendation holds true across virtually all of the most prominent medical associations dealing with PTSD, including the United States Department of Veteran Affairs. CBT is a form of treatment that helps individuals focus on […]

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January 25, 2024
Medical Cannabis and Chronic Pain in Connecticut

Chronic pain can last for months or even years, and it can occur anywhere in the body.  Depending on its severity, it can seriously impact a person’s daily life, activities, work, and even lead to mental health problems such as depression or anxiety.  It may be the result of things such as past physical trauma, […]

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January 25, 2024
Medical Cannabis and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Connecticut

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is hands down the most strongly recommended first line of treatment for individuals suffering from PTSD.  This recommendation holds true across virtually all of the most prominent medical associations dealing with PTSD, including the United States Department of Veteran Affairs. CBT is a form of treatment that helps individuals focus on […]

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January 16, 2024
Understanding Sinusitis: The Unusual Symptom of Facial Numbness

Understanding Sinusitis: Can It Lead to Facial Numbness? When we think of sinusitis, common symptoms like nasal congestion, headaches, and facial pain come to mind. However, there's an uncommon symptom that often goes unnoticed - facial numbness. My Virtual Physician recognizes the importance of understanding this lesser-known connection and provides expert guidance on managing sinusitis […]

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January 16, 2024
Comfortable and Reliable Contraception: The Caya Diaphragm

Caya Diaphragm: A Path to Comfortable and Reliable Contraception In an era where women's health and comfort are prioritized, the Caya Diaphragm emerges as a significant advancement in contraceptive choices. It's not just about preventing pregnancy; it's about embracing a method that aligns with your lifestyle and well-being. My Virtual Physician recognizes this need and […]

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January 16, 2024
Are Generic Medications as Effective as Brand Names?

Understanding the Equivalence: Are Generic Medications as Effective as Brand Names? When it comes to choosing medications, one of the most common dilemmas people face is deciding between generic and brand-name drugs. At My Virtual Physician, we understand the importance of making informed health decisions. That's why we're delving into this topic to clear up […]

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January 16, 2024
Building Trust and Care with Your Online Primary Doctor

Building Trust and Care with Your Online Primary Doctor In the world of healthcare, trust and care form the cornerstone of a strong patient-doctor relationship. With the advent of telemedicine, this dynamic is evolving. My Virtual Physician, a leading online primary care provider, is at the forefront of this evolution, demonstrating how trust and care […]

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January 10, 2024
Medical Cannabis and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Nevada

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is hands down the most strongly recommended first line of treatment for individuals suffering from PTSD.  This recommendation holds true across virtually all of the most prominent medical associations dealing with PTSD, including the United States Department of Veteran Affairs. CBT is a form of treatment that helps individuals focus on […]

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January 10, 2024
Medical Cannabis and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Arkansas

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is hands down the most strongly recommended first line of treatment for individuals suffering from PTSD.  This recommendation holds true across virtually all of the most prominent medical associations dealing with PTSD, including the United States Department of Veteran Affairs. CBT is a form of treatment that helps individuals focus on […]

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January 10, 2024
Medical Cannabis and Chronic Pain in Nevada

Chronic pain can last for months or even years, and it can occur anywhere in the body.  Depending on its severity, it can seriously impact a person’s daily life, activities, work, and even lead to mental health problems such as depression or anxiety.  It may be the result of things such as past physical trauma, […]

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