Health Apr 05

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Pandemic brings telehealth to the forefront

The University of Mississippi and other medical groups have been pioneering the use of telemedicine to connect people living in the state's rural areas to health care. But while telemedicine has been slow to take off nationwide, the spread of…

Health Sep 01

Evacuees affected by Tropical Storm Harvey take shelter at the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston, Texas, U.S.  August 31, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
After Harvey, telemedicine connects doctors to displaced patients

Getting thousands of Houston-area families to shelters has been a massive humanitarian effort. But the aid doesn’t end there: Many of the displaced have chronic medical conditions like asthma or injuries from recent days that need medical attention. Providers of…