telemedicine

Two doctors communicating through a computer.
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KYW Staff
October 16, 2019 - 4:00 am
The use of telemedicine may have a greater impact as time goes on.
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In this photo provided by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, HHS Office of Inspector General agents, take part in arrests Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in Queens, N.Y.
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General via AP
April 09, 2019 - 12:44 pm
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities said Tuesday they've broken up a $1.2 billion Medicare scam that peddled unneeded orthopedic braces to hundreds of thousands of seniors via foreign call centers. The Justice Department announced charges against 24...
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A pharmacist holds a bottle of the antibiotic doxycycline hyclate.
Rich Pedroncelli/AP
April 08, 2019 - 1:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Telemedicine may be leading to the overprescribing of antibiotics to sniffling children, a new study suggests. Kids with cold symptoms seen via telemedicine visits were far more likely to be prescribed antibiotics than those who went to a doctor's office or clinic, researchers found...
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Dreamstime
April 05, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Telemedicine may be becoming more and more common in health care. Think about it: Do you really need to go a doctor's office to have a rash examined? The...
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Dreamstime
January 21, 2019 - 3:30 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Anyone who has ever looked on WebMD only to convince herself that she probably has leprosy can probably relate to the hashtag trending on Twitter: #hypochondriac. Like the gentleman who wrote, "WebMD: Come for the...
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brain tumor
Dreamstime
Lynne Adkins
January 06, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Travel will no longer be needed to get second opinions from brain tumor experts at Penn Medicine. Patients in Des Moines, Iowa and other places around the country can now easily get a second opinion on the best treatment for their brain tumors without hopping on a...
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