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    of emergency evacuations that have medical causes. As MB points out, it's a hard location to attract doctors, especially in a shortage that is going to get worse in 11 months.

    It could be done by a remote, computer service that allows physicians to do internet appointments with aide assistance on location and camera contact. This has been done for seniors in big cities, including home care monitoring. The site has special stethoscopes that allow auscultation of lungs, heart, abdomen, etc. by the doctor - most likely located at the IHS medical center in Anchorage. The cameras can be used for skin and wound assessments.

    "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

    by Ginny in CO on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 04:30:58 PM PST

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