Researchers are touting a recent study as evidence of the benefits of telehealth.

Telehealth or telemedicine, which seeks to substitute in-person trips to the doctor's office or hospital with online consultations, has long been viewed as a promising way to reduce burgeoning health costs.

But this study, led by Professor Kenneth M. McConnochie, M.D. of the University of Rochester, suggests that telehealth can be a great way to deliver medical attention to low-income families who otherwise wouldn't be getting care at all.

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