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NEWS
May 8, 2005 | Ben Dobbin, Associated Press Writer
Marilyn Gonzalez worried that her 2-year-old was coming down with an ear infection. Rather than miss work for a doctor visit, the 25-year-old single mother of two dropped her daughter off as usual at day care and went to work. Little Jaeda was examined soon afterward by a University of Rochester pediatrician and given antibiotics. Using telemedicine tools wielded by a day-care staffer, the diagnosis was done over the Internet.
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NEWS
November 11, 2000 | LINDSEY TANNER, ASSOCIATED PRESS
As Joseph Kolodzieski lay unconscious on a Baltimore hospital operating table, the doctor in charge sat more than 700 miles away, directing a remote-controlled robotic arm inside the patient's abdomen. This is 21st century telemedicine, the latest advance in a field that doctors say someday may allow a surgeon on Earth to operate on astronauts in space. Even the earthbound version that took place not long ago seemed out of this world.
WORLD
January 12, 2009 | Chris Kraul
Venezuela took control this weekend of a Chinese-built communications satellite, part of a deepening trade relationship that some say illustrates waning U.S. influence in Latin America. Accompanied by Chinese technicians at a communications facility in western Guarico state, President Hugo Chavez presided at a ceremony in which Venezuela formally assumed operation of the Simon Bolivar, a $400-million satellite that China launched in October.
BUSINESS
January 23, 1995 | Times Staff Reports
Medicine by Remote: GTE Corp. will sponsor a telemedicine demonstration at its technology center in Westlake Village today from noon to 2 p.m. Doctors from nine sites in four countries will confer in a simultaneous exchange of voice, images and data designed to show how telecommunications technology can be used to deliver quality health care over long distances.
NEWS
September 19, 1999 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
After mounting major efforts to foster electronic commerce and connect schools and libraries to the Internet, the federal government is falling short on another ambitious cyberspace goal: using the Net to improve rural medical care. A 2-year-old, $400-million federal program aimed at helping the nation's 22,000 rural medical facilities get high-speed Internet access did not award any money last year because of bureaucratic delays.
BUSINESS
September 18, 1997 | P.J. Huffstutter
Federal regulators accused MicroWest Industries Inc. of fraud, saying the Irvine-based company raised more than $4.25 million from unsuspecting investors through promises of high returns in a tele-medicine project. The Securities and Exchange Commission, in a lawsuit filed in federal court in Los Angeles, said MicroWest had promised investors their money would be used to make and market computer equipment to transmit medical images, among other things.
TRAVEL
February 7, 1999 | KATHLEEN DOHENY
Soon after the woman had disembarked from the cruise ship for a day of sightseeing in Naples, she got hit by a bus. It could have been worse; her arm was fractured. The Italian doctor who treated her applied a cast that encased not only the woman's arm but much of her torso. By the time she returned to the ship, the cumbersome cast was making her think she would have to fly home. But the ship's physician had another idea.
BUSINESS
November 25, 1997 | LEO SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is often challenging for residents of the rural North Dakota towns of Mohall, Bottineau, Parshall and Velva to make it to big city hospitals for their specialized health-care needs. Long distances, high travel costs and inclement weather can be large roadblocks, particularly for the senior citizens in these communities. But with the help of a Ventura County systems integration firm, the critical diagnoses and treatments that these people require are starting to come more quickly and easily.
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