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Rural Midwest hospitals struggling to handle virus surge

Rural Midwest hospitals struggling to handle virus surge

Rural Midwest hospitals struggling to handle virus surge Rural Midwest hospitals struggling to handle virus surge Children scramble for candy during a homecoming parade on Friday Oct. 16, 2020, in Wessington Springs, S.D. The parade had to be postponed due to a coronavirus outbreak that killed five residents of the …

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Successful use of self-tests in rural Africa

HIV epidemic: Successful use of self-tests in rural Africa

Successful use of self-tests in rural Africa Successful use of self-tests in rural Africa In Africa, health centers organize “door-to-door” campaigns to facilitate medical care access in remote regions. Now, for the first time, home visits have been combined with oral HIV self-tests. If these tests are positive, a blood …

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Alcohol-linked deaths rise sharply in rural America

Alcohol-linked deaths rise sharply in rural america

Alcohol-linked deaths rise sharply in rural America Alcohol-linked deaths rise sharply in rural America (HealthDay)—In rural America, drinking has become particularly deadly for many, a new government report shows. Deaths related to alcohol use in those regions rose 43% between 2006 and 2018, health officials reported. Over that time, the …

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Very rural elders receive fewest services

Very rural elders receive fewest services

Very rural elders receive fewest services Very rural elders receive fewest services Raven Weaver is assistant professor in WSU’s Department of Human Development. Credit: Washington State University Older adults living in very rural settings are less likely than those living closer to urban centers to receive available services in health, …

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Rural firearm-suicides impacted by socioeconomic, environmental factors

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Rural firearm-suicides impacted by socioeconomic, environmental factors Rural firearm-suicides impacted by socioeconomic, environmental factors Credit: CC0 Public Domain In an attempt to address the escalating rate of self-inflicted firearm injury deaths in rural America, researchers are proposing interventions to reduce these suicides be community-based and include programs to reduce other …

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Study exposes disparities in health care access in rural Southern California

Mobile clinics can help address health care needs of Latino farmworkers

Study exposes disparities in health care access in rural Southern California Study exposes disparities in health care access in rural Southern California A mobile health clinic the researchers used. Credit: Center for Healthy Communities, UC Riverside A University of California, Riverside, study that sought to determine barriers to health care …

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