Nov. 21 -- NBC’s Robert Bazell reports on a large-scale effort by the University of Texas Medical Branch to use TV pictures and other data transmission to bring the expertise of its doctors to people in remote areas.
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updated 11/21/2003 11:59:19 AM ET 2003-11-21T16:59:19

One of the perils of living in isolated areas or small towns in America is that medical care can be a long way off. And the situation is not only an inconvenience, it can be dangerous. But the brave new world of broadband — the ability to transmit images and sound instantly and easily from even the most remote areas — changes all of that. The doctor’s office is now a dial-up away. NBC’s Robert Bazell reports.

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