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COVID-19 videos free for ViewMedica subscribers

All ViewMedica On-Demand and VMcast subscribers have free access to a special set of COVID-19 videos produced by ViewMedica, the U.S. CDC and other state health services. To make using them easy, we’ve moved all these videos to a special free library. Put them into your loops, presentations and collections now by going to the “Add COVID-19 Video” link under the “Add Videos” dropdown....

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Put coronavirus videos into your On-Demand player

All On-Demand subscribers have free access a special set of COVID-19 videos produced by ViewMedica, the U.S. CDC and other state health services. To make using them easy, we’ve moved all the videos to a special free library. To add any of these videos to your player, you need to put them into a collection menu. Creating a Collection adds a new menu grouping to your On-Demand player. Along with the new coronavirus videos, you can also add ViewMedica videos,...

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Put coronavirus videos into your VMcast loop

All VMcast subscribers have free access to a special set of COVID-19 videos produced by ViewMedica, the U.S. CDC and other state health services. To make using them easy, we’ve moved all the videos to a special free library. Here’s what you need to do to add any of these videos to your loop.After logging in to your account dashboard, click the VMcast Loops link.If you have no Loops, you will see a green box that says, “Get Started with...

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CDC videos for COVID-19 now available

We added more free videos from the CDC. Put them into your loops, presentations and collection menus now by going to the “Add COVID-19 Video” link under the “Add Videos” dropdown....

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New Video: Human Coronaviruses

To help you educate your patients about the current Coronavirus pandemic, we just launched a new Human Coronaviruses video.ViewMedica subscribers can add this to their account by logging in and choosing the Video Selections link under “My Content.”If you are looking to educate your patients on how to prevent the spread of infectious diseases like the Common Cold, Influenza, or Human Coronaviruses, check out this collection of helpful videos....

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ViewMedica adds Health Nuts Media pediatric videos

ViewMedica has partnered with Health Nuts Media, the leading producer of animated health content, to offer more than 200 fun and engaging pediatric cartoons. That’s on top of the 48 pediatric videos already available ViewMedica.Lower the pediatric fear factorNow you can lower the pediatric fear factor with a large set of easy-to-understand health education videos. The Health Nuts Media content is available as an add-on subscription for clients using our VMcast waiting room TV service. Preview the videos on our...

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Good news in battle against the opioid crisis

The last few years have seen some bad news in the world of health, especially with the opioid crisis and the deaths that occurred due to drug overdoses. But a recent article from USA Today has provided a spot of good news - life expectancy is up and deaths from drug overdoses are down.According to the CDC, drug overdose deaths dropped 4% nationwide. With the increased availability of the overdose antidote to emergency workers, medication-assisted treatments for those addicted to...

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Florida, Philly declare public health emergency

Florida and Philadelphia recently declared a public health emergency after a large surge in Hepatitis A.The Hepatitis A outbreak has been a growing problem for much of the U.S., leading health officials to recommend routine vaccinations specifically for homeless people.According to the Philadelphia Tribune-Review, many cases are found where there is a high concentration of homeless people addicted to opioids.“Hepatitis A is caused by a virus that spreads through oral contact with infected feces — usually after a person has...

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Ledgers Reveal Bizarre Medical Cases from 400 Years Ago

The University of Cambridge has been working on a project to digitize one of the largest set of private medical records in history, and recently they put 500 of their favorite cases online.CNET highlights some of the more interesting cases from early 17th-century astrologers Simon Forman and Richard Napier. The pair treated patients ranging from household servants to archbishops with sometimes bizarre prescriptions such as attaching the bodies of dead pigeons to the patients’ feet.While the pair attempted to cure...

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New diagnosis: Can video games be addictive?

There’s a new diagnosis available. According to the World Health Organization, “gaming disorder” is the newest mental health condition.WHO describes gaming disorder as “impaired control over gaming” which means video games are given priority over important aspects of life, similar to a gambling disorder.Many organizations, including the American Psychiatric Association, argue that there is not enough evidence to consider video gaming addiction an actual mental disorder.But there have been examples of people spending over 20 hours a day gaming, ignoring...

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