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What Retirees Must Know About Telehealth

May 29, 2020

From the Kiplinger website

When the deadly coronavirus began tearing through the country this past spring, tens of thousands of people with the virus’s signature symptoms — high fever, dry cough, extreme tiredness and labored breathing — overwhelmed many hospitals. Healthier patients who wanted testing or treatment for other illnesses had to be kept out of doctors’ offices and emergency rooms to stop the virus from spreading.

The health care industry needed a solution fast, and technology provided one. Using video chat services like Zoom and Skype, smartphones or ordinary telephones, patients could still get medical care while practicing social distancing.

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