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South China Morning Post

Gigi Choy

24 August 2020

Hong Kong, China

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In Hong Kong, a newly devised e-health system is teaching patients how to test and monitor their own symptoms during the coronavirus pandemic, rather than have a doctor administer in-person care. Using an exhibition c...

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Ian Wylie

29 June 2020

Syria

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Digital platforms allow Syrian doctors living abroad to assist over-burdened local doctors deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. Conflict has severely limited Syria's health services, so NGOs use online platforms like Zoom...

Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting

Marissa Plescia

23 June 2020

Minnesota, United States

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As the novel coronavirus disrupts how farmers get their products to consumers, many of them are looking for mental health resources to manage their stress. While the stigma of mental health issues prevents some farmer...

Associated Press

Kim Tong-Hyung

31 May 2020

South Korea

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About 3,200 mostly older South Koreans living alone are monitored by voice-enabled smart speakers to check on their welfare during the coronavirus shutdown. Use of web search terms indicating distress, or when the dev...

North Carolina Health News

Liora Engel-Smith

21 May 2020

Robbinsville, North Carolina, United States

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With the help of a program that enables churches to assess the needs of their community and create solutions, one reverend in North Carolina was able to provide a lifeline: internet access. Rural communities like his ...

Nation Africa

Faustine Ngila

20 May 2020

Kyambeke, Kenya

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Since 2015, telemedicine has been helping connect doctors with people in rural parts of Kenya, which has proven to be crucial during the coronavirus pandemic. Although not all insurance companies have made the process...

Christian Science Monitor

Lenora Chu

6 April 2020

Seattle, Washington, United States

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To contain the coronavirus and manage overwhelmed health care systems, nurses and doctors are returning from retirement, recent medical graduates are being asked to report early to their hospitals and telehealth is ga...

The Guardian

Jon Henley

28 March 2020

Italy

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As governments order lockdowns of cities and countries due to coronavirus concerns, many people are at risk for experiencing mental health issues such as loneliness and anxiety. To combat this, people are turning to t...

KPRC-TV

Haley Hernandez

26 March 2020

Houston, Texas, United States

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One positive side effect of the encouraged social distancing due to the novel coronavirus outbreak is the shift to telemedicine, specifically the chance to have therapy sessions over phone and video calls. At one heal...

The Washington Post

Elise Favis

9 January 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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An orthopedic surgeon, software developers, and medical experts have teamed up to create a virtual reality headset that helps eliminate unpredictability during surgical procedures. Although this is one of many technol...

The Beacon Today

Morgan Therrien

6 December 2019

Florida, United States

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Online counseling websites that utilize the practice of cognitive behavioral therapy are helping teenagers and young adults access services they may need during challenging times. Psychologists do caution that these a...

NPR

Jennifer Chowdhury

6 November 2019

Rajshahi, Bangladesh

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Free, remote medical consultations are increasing healthcare access for the inhabitants of Bangladesh’s char islands. Using boats, laptops, and video conference software, local NGOs are bringing health services to cha...

WFYI Public Radio

Carter Barrett

18 October 2019

Orleans, Indiana, United States

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In rural areas, gaining access to mental health care can be difficult, but is made even more challenging for students. To combat this, a farming and manufacturing town in Indiana is piloting telehealth access in schoo...

Religion News Service

Aysha Khan

25 September 2019

Illinois, United States

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Reddit has long been home to an Islam-focused message board that helps to connect people over a shared belief, but the online community is now expanding to include a twice monthly mental health discussion. Hosted by a...

The Montgomery Advertiser

Melissa Brown

18 September 2019

Selma, Alabama, United States

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What started out as a private phone line in a person's house to talk to people suffering from HIV/AIDS has now turned into a mobile e-health clinic that provides both education and medical support. The Medical Advocac...

The Colorado Sun

John Frank

20 August 2019

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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In 2016, Utah debuted SafeUT, a streamlined crisis center with on-call mental health specialists that students can call or text about potential threats to schools or personal mental health concerns. SafeUT was born ou...

NPR

Patti Neighmond

7 July 2019

United States

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Almost a quarter of rural Americans surveyed by NPR had used a telehealth service in the past few years. While new technologies are allowing remote patients to gain new access to healthcare, lack of broadband service ...

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Innocent Eteng

26 June 2019

Nigeria

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Teenagers and young adults across Africa are using myPaddi, an app that allows the user to ask medical questions from the privacy of their own home. Eliminating stigma as well as information that is often derived from...

The Guardian

Sarah Johnson

26 June 2019

Helsinki, Finland

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Digital platforms allow for remote care when access to health care may be expensive or difficult. In Finland, as social welfare policies experience the economic and budgetary constraints of a shrinking population and ...

The New York Times

Benedict Carey

17 June 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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In a statewide, multi-business effort, California is working to identify a way to use technology to intervene in mental crises through the use of psychiatric apps. Acting as an early warning system, the piloting of th...

Yes! Magazine

Yasmeen Wafai

6 June 2019

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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As family and community style dinners become increasingly less commonplace, studies are showing that communication, academics and nutrition may suffer, but The Family Dinner Project is working to change this by offeri...

Apolitical

Amelia Axelsen

23 May 2019

Namibia

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Providing access to international networks of expertise can improve the quality of healthcare available to those living in rural and remote areas. Project ECHO, an initiative based in New Mexico, has partnered with th...

FastCompany

Rina Raphael

4 May 2019

Houston, Texas, United States

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CVS is expanding their coverage from beyond just selling medical supplies to also offering on-site medical assessments as well as nutrition and wellness classes to address a growing population of people that don't hav...

PBS NewsHour

Fred de Sam Lazaro

16 April 2019

Kigali, Rwanda

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5-15 Minutes

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Drone-powered medical deliveries are no longer a concept of the future, thanks to Zipline, a California-based start-up that is delivering medical supplies to rural hospitals in Rwanda. While the drones are limited to ...

The Guardian

Ammar Kalia

27 March 2019

United Kingdom

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Seeking treatment for mental health concerns is often associated with a stigmatized perspective, but thanks to technological advancements, the use of mental health apps has helped reduce this viewpoint. Although the a...

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