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Telemedicine use surging in coronavirus pandemic

As people avoid hospitals and doctors’ offices to slow the spread of coronavirus, they’re increasingly using telemedicine—virtual connection with medical professionals via mobile devices or computer—according to a March 19, 2020 WGBH story. Several large telehealth companies are…

Gaining insight into women's health

Could an app help scientists better understand menstruation, fertility, and menopause? On the latest episode of This Week in Health, Shruthi Mahalingaiah and JP Onnela talk about the groundbreaking Apple Women’s Health Study. Shruthi Mahalingaiah, an assistant professor of environmental, reproductive, and…

A virtual visit with your doctor

New research shows that while telemedicine is on the rise in the U.S., it’s still relatively uncommon. In this week’s podcast we’ll explore ways to increase use of remotely delivered medical care among doctors and patients.

A web-based tool for detecting infectious disease outbreaks

Nicholas Generous, MPH ’17, a scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, and his colleagues published a paper April 18, 2017 in the Nature publication Scientific Reports about a web-based tool to detect and analyze infectious disease outbreaks. Read…

Electronic system lowers wait times for access to specialists

For immediate release: March 6, 2017 Boston, MA – Low-income patients served by the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) waited significantly less time to receive specialty care after DHS implemented an electronic system aimed at…