Posts Tagged ‘telemedicine’

Telehealth Works in Obesity Care, but What’s Next?

January 19, 2022 — A new study in Obesity tells us that telehealth can work just fine in obesity care. But what will the future hold? Payers and patients will likely have their their say. Already, telehealth businesses have had quite a bumpy ride. A prime example would be Teledoc, which saw its stock soar from $83 per share […]

OW2021: COVID, Telehealth, and Obesity Care

November 3, 2021 — It’s unmistakable. COVID is influencing everything at ObesityWeek® once again this year. To start with, we’re doing this on our glowing rectangles, cut off from the stresses and joys of a live meeting. But even more important is the fact that COVID is influencing obesity and obesity care – interacting with the disease and helping […]

How Much Will Telemedicine Help in Obesity Care?

May 1, 2021 — During the pandemic, telemedicine visits grew from 0.15 percent of all visits to 13 percent. That’s a big increase – almost 100-fold – from a very small base. But the real question is will this new habit stick? As with many ways we adapted, telemedicine has some advantages. Especially in obesity care, telemedicine seems to […]

Getting the Care We Need Despite the Virus

April 16, 2020 — It’s a weird time we’re living through. Streets are empty, shops are closed, and our hair is growing unruly. We’re in the midst of a health crisis and yet, our usual means of getting healthcare feels out of reach for many of us. But the truth is that we have options. Health providers are adapting […]

Telemedicine for Obesity: Get Used to It

March 15, 2020 — Ready or not, it’s time to get comfortable with the idea of telemedicine for obesity care. Because the unfolding coronavirus pandemic is making it a fact of life. Wired describes it as a safety valve for a strained healthcare system. In addition, less personal contact is a tool for slowing the spread of this virus. […]

Magic Technology Cures for Diabetes and Obesity

April 18, 2017 — When people are desperate, magical thinking abounds. Even at the New York Times. Right now, you can read about how Silicon Valley technology is going to “tackle weight loss and diabetes with video chats.” With the help of mock apple cobbler and veggie omelets, an accountant and her husband have lost 120 pounds and avoided taking insulin. […]