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Is there a doctor online?

Chalk up another one for technology.

The days when being too far from a medical center or hospital meant big trouble for someone suffering a stroke or other catastrophic event might be over, thanks to the Internet and fiber optic cables.

The movement which is known as the telemedicine initiative started as a way to address the shortage of neurosurgeons in some areas. It now includes such areas as psychiatry and trauma care.

What it all means is that you might be far from the hospital, but help might be just a call - and a click - away?

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