The Measles: What you need to know

                      You probably haven’t had to think about measles much in your lifetime. The illness has been largely contained in the 21st century, thanks to near-universal vaccination. However, vaccination rates among certain populations have fallen in the U.S....

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                      BenefitsPro Magazine Focuses on First Stop Health as the Principal Example of a Telemedicine Service Providing High-Value to Employers

                      The October 2018 issue of BenefitsPro magazine focuses on high utilization, as demonstrated by First Stop Health, as the essential breakthrough that enables telemedicine services to deliver high-value to employers.

                      The article, Telehealth Unleashed:...

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                      Inc. Magazine Features First Stop Health as One of Chicago's Fastest Growing Privately-Held Companies


                      In its continuing coverage of the fastest-growing privately held companies in America, Inc. magazine focused on Chicago. The article noted that 110 companies located in the "Windy City" were included in the Inc 5000 2018 list, and profiled the ...

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                      First Stop Health Named to Inc. 500 at #276

                      August 21, 2018, CHICAGO--(Business Wire)--First Stop Health was named by Inc. magazine to its 2018 Inc. 500 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies. First Stop Health is #276 on the list, with a three-year growth rate of over 1700%....

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                      "When Healthcare Cost Containment Fails," Employer Newsletter, Issue #3

                      Each June, (PwC) projects the growth of employer medical costs for the upcoming calendar year. For 2019, PwC expects an “unsustainably high” cost increase of 6%.

                      PwC finds that employers now confront a marketplace where consolidation among...

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                      Healthcare and Cost Containment for Employers: "Stop Rationing Primary Care," Issue #2

                      Health insurance plans are based on a rationed primary care model. Over the past decade, ever-higherdeductibles, increases in the percentage of costs an employee pays for services subject to cost-sharing arrangements, and the proliferation of...

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                      Healthcare & Cost Containment: First Stop Health's New Employer Newsletter

                      Can Employers Rein in Healthcare Spending?

                      Welcome to the inaugural issue of Healthcare & Cost Containment from First Stop Health.

                      This newsletter focuses on exploring the causes of the healthcare cost crisis confronting U.S. employers, and...

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                      May 7, 2018,--CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE, First Stop Health)--First Stop Health, a leader in the telemedicine sector of the virtual-care industry, announced details of its 2017 annual results today at the HLTH conference in Las Vegas.

                      “In 2017 we...

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                      Belly Aches Are No Laughing Matter

                      Abdominal pain. It’s a catchall, and incredibly common, complaint, and it’s the single most common reason people go to the ER in the US, with nearly 10 million visits a year, according to the CDC. But that’s not the main reason it’s such a pain for...

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