Researchers use telehealth to head off hospitalizations and ER visits

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, rural Americans are more likely than their urban counterparts to die prematurely from the five most common killers: heart disease, cancer, unintentional injury, chronic lower respiratory disease and stroke. Telehealth — the use of technology to provide healthcare remotely — is an emerging way to combat these trends. And it’s growing in popularity.

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