The old-fashioned telephone – well, maybe not a rotary dial, but a phone nonetheless – became a way during the pandemic for patients to 'see' their doctors. Could this trend continue?
With most therapy sessions now online, a psychologist explores whether more self-disclosure by therapists – sharing more about their own lives – might help their patients.
Health systems have very quickly pivoted to providing services online, but there is much more to do if we’re to unlock remote healthcare's full potential.
Terminally ill patients in nine states and Washington, DC can use telemedicine to get a doctor's approval to hasten their end of life. But family members must mix the lethal drug cocktail themselves.
An addiction psychiatrist explains why smoking raises the risks from COVID-19 and how to quit.
While COVID-19 raises the risk for people with underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and COPD, social distancing can make it harder to keep up diets and medication.
Telemedicine has grown sluggishly in Canada, but COVID-19 has sped up the pace of adoption of online technology to deliver health care.
The use and support for telehealth has never been higher in the US. Hospitals and patients are flocking to adopt the technology but regulatory roadblocks remain.
Physicians and patients are grappling with rapid-fire changes and a shift to virtual medicine.
Not everyone who wants a telehealth consultation with their doctor over the next six months will be eligible for one.
Canada has lots of doctors. The challenge is that the people who need health-care services cannot access the right care.
While the abortion debate continues worldwide, even in countries where it has long been legal, new drugs and telemedicine services could provide access to safe abortion beyond borders and laws.
Will nurses eventually be replaced by robots? Nurses themselves need to engage with the ongoing technological revolution in healthcare - to shape the future of the profession.
Many who need help with opioid addiction live far from dedicated treatment centers.
It's not all isolation and cyber-bullying: technology offers access to communication and therapies that could help sufferers of mental illness.