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February 19, 2024
Instead of relocating cardiology specialists to rural areas, research suggests that a well calculated subsidy for travel could sustain right levels of care despite dropping numbers of cardiologists around the country.
February 09, 2024
Is pairing police with mental health professionals actually improving outcomes for western Mass residents experiencing crises?
February 08, 2024
Rural mental health struggles are real, as is the lack of mental health providers in small-town Nebraska. But the Koch family, and many others, are working to help.
January 29, 2024
Kids at risk of developmental delay can qualify for care through the longstanding federally funded Early Intervention Program, but a dearth of care providers has created a backlog that keeps families waiting for care.
January 26, 2024
The lawsuit refutes Attorney General Austin Knudsen’s findings that the proposed ballot language is ‘legally insufficient.’
January 24, 2024
Likely spurred by flawed studies in the 90s and vaccine fears during the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of religious exemptions continues to grow.
January 24, 2024
NC mountain counties struggle to recruit mental health specialists. Telehealth helps bridge the gap, but won’t work for all patients.
January 22, 2024
Hospitals keep rural Mississippi communities’ residents and economies alive. When they close, it can be devastating.
January 19, 2024
The county administrator told The Ithaca Voice a typo in the application materials led staff to believe the county could only apply for up to 10% of the total estimated costs of the pilot program.
January 18, 2024
Once a bustling town of nearly 2,000 people, Parsons has struggled with a shrinking population and shuttered businesses since a flood four decades ago.
January 17, 2024
The Choctaw Nation wants Southeastern Oklahomans to keep their eyes peeled for ticks on their reservation.
January 16, 2024
But it’s only one of many fought nationwide for survival of rural birth centers, which tend to be less profitable for hospitals operating in small communities. At stake is health and safety of women who could lose access to necessary healthcare entirely.
January 15, 2024
The survey conducted by Enlace Latino NC reveals the main concerns in the fields of North Carolina, starting with seeking safeguards against chemicals and extreme conditions. But the lack of internet access limits their ability to obtain vital information and health services.
January 09, 2024
Frank Sinatra, Dinah Shore and Kay Kyser teamed up 77 years ago to rally support for the state’s Good Health Plan. It included addressing the shortage of physicians that was so severe in 1945, a quarter of babies born in rural counties were delivered without a doctor present.
January 07, 2024
Multiple Vermont schools serving hundreds of students use bottled water after detecting toxic PFAS chemicals in their water system. For some, including many in rural areas, the temporary solution has become the new normal.