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Several Native American tribes, wanting to boost their vaccination rates, are now offering incentives to get more people vaccinated. According to the story, by Kristi Eaton for The Daily Yonder, the Muscogee Nation in...
According to The Daily Yonder's latest COVID-19 update, rural COVID-19 infections have declined 12%, marking the third week of decreasing infection rates. COVID-19 deaths in rural areas fell by 14% as well, with metropolitan...
In a new study by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and IBM Watson Health partnership, researchers discovered that rural hospitals limited or shut down their maternal and neonatal services after being bought or merged into...
In Tahlequah, Oklahoma, capital of the Cherokee Nation, students are taking classes at Oklahoma State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, the first school in the country to be affiliated with a Native American tribe. With the new...
In a new story from The Daily Yonder, the CEO of Cherokee Indian Hospital, Casey Cooper, traveled throughout rural North Carolina this summer to urge county commissioners to pass a resolution to expand Medicaid, not only in...
Looking back on my children’s younger days, we had an option regarding what type of Biology unit we would focus on for their homeschooling lesson. We decided to study the lifecycle of Monarch butterflies. Monarch butterflies are found...
In another update from The Daily Yonder, the vaccination rate for rural America has declined again, for the second week in a row. As of Oct. 7, 42.6% of the rural population is vaccinated against COVID-19, with...
According to The Rural Blog, almost 42,000 water sources in the United States are potentially polluted with per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAs), chemicals found in everyday items. From the story: "Nearly 42,000 locations in...
In a new story from The Seattle Times, reporter Hannah Furfaro investigates the lack of access to mental health in Washington state's more rural areas, and what locals are doing to bridge the gap for themselves and...
In a special interview from The Daily Yonder, Corianne Scally of the Urban Institute explained her research designating rural areas not on what they don't have, but on what they do have. From the...
Between 1999 and 2019, America’s Health Rankings reported a 33% increase in overall suicides in the United States. Older Americans are only 12% of the U.S. population yet they account for 18% of the nation’s suicides. And...
In a report for The Rural Blog, information technology experts and telehealth company presidents testified in front of The Subcommittee on Communications, Media, and Broadband in the Senate last Thursday, asking senators to keep telehealth regulations as...
At the University of Alabama, the new fall semester brought a new class of students for the university's Rural Medical Scholars and Rural Community Health Scholars programs. The programs, created for students pursuing a...
Upper Peninsula high school seniors planning to go to college in the fall of 2022 to pursue a career in the health care industry are welcome to submit an essay for National Rural Health Day.