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The New Wave of Telemedicine Is Here to Stay

The pros and cons of online health for those over 50


Getting Started


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The Doctor Will See You Now

How to schedule your first virtual visit

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AARP's Get-Ready Guide

What to have with you for the first meeting

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Three Easy Steps To Connect

Some simple tech and you’re there

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A Tale of Two Visits

What to expect when you are sick or well

AARP Explains Telehealth

A video walk through the process


Getting Coverage

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Medicare Expands Teleheath Coverage

Many new services are permitted

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Private Insurance May Vary By State

Companies say telemed will continue

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VA and Tricare Telehealth Options

Which services are covered for vets and their families

Specialty Care and More

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New Patients Share Their Real Virtual Experience

It felt like we were eye to eye…

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More Patients Avoid Rehab Attached to Nursing Homes

Expanding telehealth making home recovery easier

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Why Telehealth Works for Caregivers

Connecting patient, doctor and caregiver

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Apps Make Dental Visits a Snap

Take a photo and get a virtual exam

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Faster Care for Neurologic Concerns

Video calls to connect with specialists

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Teletherapy During the Pandemic

Medicare coverage expands for mental health care

Technology Help

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5 Ways You Can Video Chat With Your Provider

The pros and cons of Apple FaceTime, Facebook Messenger Rooms, Google Meet, Skype and Zoom

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New Health Care App Links Veterans to Doctors

VA Video Connect eases access for patients seeking appointments

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8 Smartphone Safety Apps That Could Save Your Life

Emergency software that can provide severe-weather alerts, medical tips, tracking and more

Video Calling

Apple's FaceTime

Facebook Messenger


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