This is Science Today. Imagine an interactive software
program in which a videotaped doctor fully evaluates
a patient's smoking, drinking and STD risks and
then offers advice on how to improve health? Researchers
at the University of California, San Francisco,
are working on such a program called the Video Doctor.
Lead researcher Barbara Gerbert says this novel
approach towards preventive health care addresses
a familiar problem.
Narrator: For Science Today, I'm Larissa Branin.