Be on the lookout for a Medical Kiosk round the corner. You won’t need to physically see your doctor for mundane ailments. Get the Kiosk to sort your aches and pains, the odd itch, colds and flus, and a multitude of all those other recurrent but benign symptoms. Claim back your time from all those hospital and pharmacy queues. You will also inevitably free your doctor to attend to more deserving cases. In times to come Medical Kiosks will become commonplace, possibly taking the place of the now antiquated telephone booths that once populated our neighborhoods.
Researchers have known for years that the blue-ish light smartphone screens emit can make it harder to fall back asleep. A small subset of this late-night phone-checking group makes it even harder on themselves, though, reading and even responding to work emails during the wee hours, a behavior that’s more common among users under the age of 35.
Your healthcare providers have a duty to get you to understand everything they say. If you find one bloated with medical jargon, it may be a telltale sign of their confidence levels. Ask them politely to tone down and speak in common language. If they don’t budge, you could always play a trick card and ask if they mind you bringing in a medical translator. If that doesn’t go down very well, you are better off seeing somebody else who cares to explain everything in plain language.
There are plenty of reasons for the existence of free medical camps. They are good avenues for sensitizing the populace about certain diseases, for example preventable cancers. If well-resourced, certain simple screening tests can be offered, and those turning positive can be specifically followed up. Those who turn up with simple ailments can be treated on the spot. It’s also an avenue for preventive initiatives like vaccines, and promotion of healthy behavior.