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It’s a bigger problem than you think, as the pandemic made clear.
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In many tribal and rural parts of the state, even on the fringes of cities including Seattle, Spokane and Leavenworth, it’s often difficult or impossible to connect to the online world.
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Colville tribal leaders aren't waiting on corporate America. When it comes to providing broadband, "nobody else is going to do it," said Damon Day, the Colville Reservation’s chief information officer.
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We all love firing up our cellphones to write a text or a tweet, or maybe to engage in a quick game of Candy Crush.  But could we turn to the tiny glowing screens to get healthier, too?

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Tips for connecting with the Latino community through online health blogging and discovering the unique relationship between Latino bloggers, twitter lovers and health consumers.

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Science and medicine blogger Orac weighs in on the new pandemic movie "Contagion," and alternative medicine bloggers in both movie and real life don't fare too well.

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Doc Gurley dives into spamming for a good cause: to improve public health. Here's what she learned.

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Before he was busted for prescribing drugs over the Internet, Dr. Stephen Hollis wrote 43,930 prescriptions for drugs in just one year, about about 170 scrips every workday. How is that even possible? Hollis tells me how.

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A doctor busted for prescribing drugs for an Internet pharmacy talks about how and why he did it.

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Doctors and bloggers slam Huffington Post for wacky health theories, unhealthy journalism in wake of AOL merger, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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