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The Doctor Can Skype You Now

The newest wave in health care may be as close as your computer.  More hospitals and doctors are using technology, such as Skype, to treat patients, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.  This can benefit patients who live too far from needed specialists, as well as allowing doctors to consult colleagues when dealing with complex cases.

Lottie Watts covers health and health policy for Health News Florida, now a part of WUSF Public Media. She also produces Florida Matters, WUSF's weekly public affairs show.