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The little brown church in Nashua, Iowa, has a certain notoriety. In the mid-1800s, a music teacher passing through the town wrote a song about a church that he envisioned there. It was a perfectly prophetic gesture. A few years...
New Hampshire ranks No. 2 in the nation, behind West Virginia, for the number of opioid-related deaths relative to its population. It ranks No. 1, though, for fentanyl-related deaths per capita. Fentanyl, an opioid between 50 and 100 times stronger...
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana and Life Flight Network have reached a network agreement to provide air ambulance service in southwestern Montana. The agreement was reached after the 2017 Montana Legislature passed a bill that required health insurance and...
Nebraska lawmakers are looking for ways to increase mental health services in areas that lack psychologists, psychiatrists and counselors, but that could prove difficult amid a tight state budget Nebraska has a nearly statewide shortage of mental and behavioral health...
Centene Corp. said in a news release that it will make plans for individuals available in 40 Missouri counties over the exchange established by the Affordable Care Act. Without Centene, 25 counties in the state faced the possibility that no...
Connecticut has the second worst rural transportation system in the country, according to a new report. Thirty-nine percent of Connecticut’s rural roads are rated in poor condition. Other ratings are equally alarming in the report: 34 percent of Connecticut’s rural roads are...
A new partnership between Baystate Health and the University of Massachusetts medical school in Worcester is slated to bring prospective doctors to train at Baystate Franklin Medical Center with the hope some may choose to establish their practices in the area. The...
For Maryland's rural areas, the opioid epidemic is a serious drag on government and medical resources in places where budgets are already stretched. In the past two years, Western Maryland Health has spent nearly $1.5 million in additional costs from...
Many more Maine children in both urban and rural areas of the state are considered at high risk for lead poisoning under updated rules that are prompting an increase in home inspections. In September, Maine implemented new guidelines for lead exposure among...
The gap between infant mortality rates for black and white babies in Alabama is huge - and it's growing. According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, black babies in Alabama died at three times the rate of white babies...
Three medical centers in northeastern Louisiana will benefit from nearly $5.1 million in combined grants awarded by the Department of Health and Human Services. Morehouse Community Medical Centers, Inc., in Bastrop has received $1,025,840. Primary Health Services Center in Monroe...
In a move the state says would save money but cut another 9,000 people from Medicaid, Gov. Matt Bevin's administration is seeking permission from the federal government, or a "waiver," for more changes to the state-federal health plan that serves 1.4...
The need for nurses continues to grow, and the shortage is especially dire in rural communities. To address that need, Kansas Wesleyan University and Salina Area Technical College are launching new programs to expand nursing education in the Salina...
Jerome Adams, the Indiana state health commissioner, has been nominated to serve as Surgeon General by President Trump to succeed Vivek Murthy, who resigned in April. The nomination is generating interest on both sides of the political aisle as well as...
Dixon, Illinoiis is attracting statewide attention for a community program that emphasizes quick access to treatment for certain offenders rather than languishing in jail. "I think it's an innovative approach that could be duplicated anywhere," said Cathy Ferguson-Allen, Lee County...