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Selfies may save you a doctor 's visit - one day

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Selfies may one day save you a trip to the doctor.

A snapshot of a suspicious mole or rash may give a dermatologist all the information needed to determine whether a visit is necessary. It's called teledermatology.

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania are behind a small, new study.

They found that in 95 percent of cases in which a biopsy was required, the opinions of the dermatologists who saw a selfie of the skin matched those of the doctors who saw it in person.

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