A New Prescription

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     Naomi Coulter, 87, holds the iPad she uses to check in with her physician every morning. She credits Mercy's virtual home health program with helping her stay out of the hospital. (Ryan Delaney/for WHYY)

    Naomi Coulter, 87, holds the iPad she uses to check in with her physician every morning. She credits Mercy's virtual home health program with helping her stay out of the hospital. (Ryan Delaney/for WHYY)

    Doctors have a lot to keep up with as we learn more about the human body and develop brand new technologies that help advance medical care. On this week’s show, we look at how medicine is writing a new prescription — doctors are trying out long distance relationships with their patients, learning health habits from Facebook stalking, and trying to master how to get patients to follow their orders. 

    Plus, a staggering story about how fewer black men applied to medical school last year than in 1978. 

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