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Better health with new digital devices

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Technology can link you to your doctor via the Internet, helping you to get more effective and more convenient health care.

If you've ever tried to get your doctor on the phone on short notice, you appreciate the challenge of staying connected in modern medicine. But the coming era of "connected health" promises to change all that—using the Internet and wireless digital devices. It's a way for you to engage with your health care providers and get better results with greater convenience.

"People can and do take very good care of themselves when you give them the tools to do so," says Dr. Joseph C. Kvedar, the founder and director of the Center for Connected Health at Partners HealthCare in Boston.

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