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Emlyn Louis, MD speaks with Julia Herrera as he examines her at the Broward Community & Family Health Center on April 20, 2009 in Pompano Beach, Florida.  ( Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Emlyn Louis, MD speaks with Julia Herrera as he examines her at the Broward Community & Family Health Center on April 20, 2009 in Pompano Beach, Florida. ( Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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For doctors, listening to patients is often a key piece of figuring out what's going on. But what if listening to people's voices could tell doctors things that patients themselves don't even know? For instance, whether someone has a brain injury, or may be having a stroke?

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks to Rebecca Robbins, a reporter with STAT, about the growing push to develop technology that would allow doctors to diagnose a variety of health issues just by listening to how people talk.

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Rebecca Robbins, a reporter with the health and medicine publication STAT. She tweets @rebeccadrobbins.

This segment aired on July 6, 2016.

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