House Call, MD was created with the purpose of translating modern, evidence-based medicine into concise take home messages for your day to day life. Individually, we have tons of questions about the way our bodies work but we never get a chance to ask our doctor. Thanks to shows like Grey’s Anatomy and House, we’re even more curious about the plethora of diseases and conditions out there. Who is going to explain all that stuff to us? That’s where House Call, MD comes in. Imagine the hybrid offspring of The New Yorker, People Magazine & The New England Journal of Medicine…that’s us. Medicine that matters in your daily life brought to you in a simple and entertaining way. Stay tuned for weekly articles about current issues in medicine, remedies for the common cold, and much more. Send in comments and questions if you’re interested in a particular topic, otherwise sit back and enjoy as the medical world is delivered to your doorstep in a simple and straightforward style designed for a modern lifestyle.
What makes us different?
Medicine that matters. WebMD is great when you’ve developed a strange rash that you are attempting to self-diagnose but it’s not the best place to find riveting or applicable medical information. We bring you medicine in context. Our articles are based on things taking place in society today. We translate that info into straightforward takeaways you can apply to your everyday life. Medicine you want to know about delivered in a usable way.
We can relate. It’s hard to relate to medical professionals. They speak in a foreign language. They don’t stick around long enough for questions. Our medical professionals are different. They listen. They’re funny (most of the time). They’ve been patients just like you. Most importantly, they speak in a language you can understand.
Our featured columns:
The Pharmacy: Our resident pharmacist helps you understand the science behind new medications entering the market, how common prescriptions work, and become a more informed consumer next time you are in your neighborhood drug store.
Nutrition: Our staff dietitian is here to help our readers live healthier lives through a well-balanced diet. Covering topics from vegetarian eating to understanding the nutritional contents of cocktails, knowledge is power when it comes to healthy eating and we’re here to keep you in the loop.
Fitness & TRAINER: Personal fitness sits at the core of a healthy lifestyle. House Call, MD’s resident personal trainers and physical therapists help you prevent injuries, develop healthy training routines, and understand the various physical ailments that that come with an active lifestyle. Our monthly TRAINER Program provides you with a 7-day step-by-step workout plan designed and endorsed by medical professionals.
Medical Mythology: Can you really get sick from going outside in the cold? Does drinking a glass of water upside down actually cure hiccups? We’ll tackle a new medical myth each week, separating the true medicine from urban legend.
“Modern” Medicine: Can you really get worms in your brain? If so, can it really kill you? Thanks to Grey’s Anatomy this question haunted the minds of Americans for a week. And how about those darn octuplets? What went wrong there? Each week, we’ll chose a medical topic that everyone is talking about and distill it down in everyday language. We’ll cover the medical basics so that you can drop some knowledge on the rest of your social circle gossiping about this weeks hot topic.
The Razor’s Edge: The practice of medicine is changing at a lightening fast pace. Each month, thousands of medical journals are published, all heralding the most cuting edge treatment for disease. It’s our job to keep track of all of this information and bring you the most relevant and exciting update (i.e. stuff that you actally care about) each week. We know you don’t care about the revolutionary new compound used in the treatment of Takayasu’s Arteritis but you probably want to hear about a the HPV vaccine, Guardasil. We’ll do all that sorting for you.
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