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Proceed To Article Telemedicine Revives The House Call
Telemedicine is on the horizon. In some areas, patients are receiving virtual visits from practitioners that are performed with only a computer and standard phone lines.

While much of the work remains experimental, the future vision has been clarified enough for federal agencies to form the Joint Working Group on Telemedicine. More...

Proceed To Article News From BMJ
The 15-April-2000 issue of the British Medical Journal looks at the future influence of practice nurses on primary health care. Several articles in the issue explore the abilities of nurses to effectively manage minor illness care, telephone consultations and to decrease health costs.

Read Vidyya's summary of the 15-April-2000 BMJ.

Proceed To Article Online Medical Dictionaries
Viddya likes to focus attention to the best resources on the Internet. Among the more useful tools you'll find are medical dictionaries and spell checkers. Here's a list of a few dictionaries that meet with the Vidyyasm seal of approval. Plus, dictionary lists from other organizations are included.

Proceed To Article Not So Surprising Medical News
A study from the mid-April issue of Annals of Internal Medicine has found a direct correlation between physical fitness and survival in men with non-insulin diabetes mellitus. The results of the 24-year-long study weren't exactly surprising. Low cardiorespiratory fitness and physical inactivity were independent predictors of all-cause mortality in men with type 2 diabetes. More...

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