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Telemedicine is a Success for Navajos

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Telemedicine is a Success for Navajos

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Telemedicine is a Success for Navajos

Telemedicine is a Success for Navajos

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The isolated and cash-poor Navajo reservation in Arizona relies on real-time video-conferences for its medical expertise. Telemedicine connects specialists in urban areas to rural clinics on the reservation, which is too remote for traditional methods of treatment. The technology is winning fans among patients and doctors alike. Hear Daniel Kraker of Arizona Public Radio.