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In a new story from U.S. News & World Report, new research has shown that rural emergency rooms have lower mortality rates than urban emergency rooms, with rural ERs effectively diagnosing and treating patients quickly.
In the latest COVID-19 update from The Daily Yonder, the rural COVID-19 infection rate decreased by 20% last week, possibly due to the Thanksgiving holiday and delays in state reporting. As of Nov. 27,...
In a new story from NPR, Native American tribes across the country are coming together to protect loved ones and embrace community ties during the continued COVID-19 pandemic. The stress of the pandemic is taking a toll;...
In North Dakota, students at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences (UNDSMHS) are learning about health literacy through a new program, designed for rural clinic rotations. Called Targeted Rural...
In a new story for Stateline, writer Michael Ollove explores several states' response to telehealth in the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Several states have taken the lead from the federal government and expanded their won telehealth laws, allowing...
In a new story for The Daily Yonder, writer Claire Carlson reports on the state of Montana's restrictive new laws concerning reproductive health. Three new state bills ban abortions after 20 weeks gestation, ban medical abortions via...
In a press release from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Biden-Harris Administration is now releasing $7.5 billion in funds for the American Rescue Plan (ARP). The funds are going to rural health...
In a new report from The Chartis Group, vaccine hesitancy and job burnout is still playing a major part in staff shortages at rural hospitals, where COVID-19 and the delta variant continue to overwhelm health care facilities.
In a story from NBC News, a rural mother from Connecticut had a birth story that was out of the ordinary. Shantell Jones gave birth to her baby boy in an ambulance parked on the side of...
In a new report from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's Economic Research Service (USDA-ERS), rural counties that are continuously poor have the highest COVID-19 infection rates, and a tougher time recovering economically. According to the report, unemployment...
In a story for NPR, reporter Yuki Noguchi looks into expiring voice-only telehealth coverage for patients in rural areas, and how the looming cutoff could hinder so many rural health care facilities and the people who have...
In the newest COVID-19 update from The Daily Yonder, rural COVID infections have increased by six percent. The rural infections rate itself is still 50% higher than the urban rate. In other news, the state of Michigan...
One of the wealthiest counties in the world, the United States of America, has third-world water supply issues in rural, low socioeconomic, and tribal communities. A 2019 report was done by several researchers, funded...
In a blog post for the National Rural Health Association (NRHA), Daniel Pollack and Marisa Markowitz discuss the struggle rural Americans undertake when trying to get mental health care in their communities. Through this, we see the...