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Just after midnight on July first, the Winnebago Tribal Council hoisted their tribal flag over the lone, 13-bed hospital in Winnebago, Nebraska. That made it official. The hospital was under new management. Until that moment, the facility was called the...
Health Education is an incredibly flexible profession. It has an innate ability to deeply influence many different arenas that affect the human experience, thus creating long-lasting, positive impacts in our communities and on the people who live in them....
In the wake of the November mid-term election, more states will be expanding Medicaid, the government’s largest health insurance program, and rural Americans are poised to be big beneficiaries, researchers say. The federal government and states jointly fund Medicaid...
Rural Alabama has among the highest rates of uninsured low-income adult citizens in the country, according to a report by Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families and the University of North Carolina’s NC Rural Health Research Program. Rural Alabamans...
Lee Whitton is somewhat unique among his peers at Morehouse School of Medicine. A white male raised in a small town near Chattanooga, Tennessee -- and a third-year medical student at the Atlanta school, which has a predominantly black...
When it comes to rural health, it comes as no surprise that many challenges still abound. The negatives such as high mortality rates, lack of services and/or distance to resources, aging populations and youth flight to the cities tend...
If I were to write about all the impressions that filled my mind or of the interesting people I met or of all the strange situations I encountered around Shiprock; it easily could fill a book. In the editorial...
Stan Brock, founder of the Knoxville-based Remote Area Medical (RAM) organization, died on August 29 in Rockford, Tennessee at the age of 82. RAM clinics provide free health care services to people who live in rural areas where such services...
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has approved Sam Houston State University’s doctorate in osteopathic medicine, bringing the university one step closer to helping millions living in rural and underserved areas of East Texas. The proposal will now go before...
A Delaware woman who lived by herself in a rural setting was exposed to rabies in July and died from it in August. The last known person to die of rabies in Delaware was a 4-year-old boy in 1941. The same week the...
A study in the journal Health Affairs said California’s success in reducing maternal mortality—7 pregnancy-related deaths for every 100,000 live births, compared to a U.S. average of 22 per 100,000— came thanks to a four-pronged plan of attack that combined analyzing public...
In a recent United Health Foundation report, Vermont was named the third healthiest state overall in the country. Since the creation of the report in 1990, Vermont has risen 17 places. It enjoys a low percentage of uninsured people...

Webside Manner

Psychiatrists at the University of Virginia counsel adults and children throughout the state using videoconferencing. Nurses at FirstHealth Home Care in North Carolina use wireless blood pressure cuffs to remotely monitor patients recently discharged from the hospital. And emergency...
Although a good “bedside manner” comes as second nature for most clinicians, conveying concern and competency over the “wire” of telemedicine can be challenging. Here are four simple tips to deliver outstanding care through a videoconferencing connection: Visual Awareness:...