Students at rural Kentucky schools will be able to receive routine medical care via computer this fall thanks to a three-year, $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Rural Health Policy.

"This is a painless way to go to the doctor. It's less intimidating, we think," said Lewis County High School nurse Kathy Collier.

The grant enables rural schools to purchase computer equipment, cameras, and high-tech medical devices costing about $22,000. It will cost the schools another $665 per month to keep them...

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