The medical community has been working to provide accessible treatment for opioid use disorder to those who are in hard to reach areas. As COVID-19 sweeps across the U.S., telehealth, or the use of videoconferencing, texting and mobile apps, may…
By Zoe Rohrich
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…
By Leah Samuel, STAT
People facing life-threatening illnesses often access palliative care to ease their pain and help with difficult end-of-life choices. But for those living in remote, rural areas, getting that comforting care can be unwieldy. Special correspondent Joanne Elgart Jennings reports on…
By PBS NewsHour
For millions of Americans who are bound to their homes with sickness or disability, the idea of strolling along the Seine in Paris or hiking the rim of a Hawaiian volcano is only a dream. But a Canadian photographer thinks…
By Joanne Elgart Jennings
By PBS NewsHour
Video conferencing technology can now connect patients and physicians almost instantaneously, offering convenience, efficiency and savings. But what happens to the doctor-patient relationship if you're never in the same room? Hari Sreenivasan reports.
By Lisa Gillespie, Kaiser Health News
Imagine walking into an emergency room with an awful rash and waiting hours to see a doctor until, finally, a physician who doesn’t have specific knowledge of your condition gives you an ointment and a referral to a dermatologist.
Retired businessman Frank Brady's charity Medical Missions for Children brings together American specialists with doctors in developing countries via teleconferencing to better treat children with rare illnesses. The NewsHour reports on the organization's work.
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