Tuesday, December 7, 2021

The Hidden Epidemic: Fighting the Stigma of HIV/AIDS in Rural America

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...
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Rural Broadband Saves Lives

Since early 2009, Texas A&M University’s Telehealth Counseling Clinic, in Bryan, Texas, has been offering free mental health counseling sessions to underserved individuals in...

Might Midwives Help Fill Rural Maternity Care Gaps?

Maternity care in rural America is disappearing fast. Between 2004 and 2014, 9 percent of rural counties lost hospital obstetric services. Now, more than...

Repeal & Replace

A year ago, Dave Schumann, a farmer living just outside of Wellman, Iowa, a town of 1,400, noticed that his health insurance premiums had...

Patchwork of State Laws Limits Care for the Poor

There is an organization that has not been affected by any of the national health care debate or federal legislation in the last few...

Grow or Die

This story was produced by Side Effects Public Media, a news collaborative covering public health. Bram Sable-Smith is reporting this series during a yearlong...

Medicaid Funding Caps?

For the first time since 1929, the GOP controls the White House, the Senate, the House, and most governorships and state houses. Never before,...

Telehealth Along the Texas–Mexico Border

Health is fundamental to individuals, families and the economy. As Julio Frenk wrote in Harvard International Review, "Good health reduces poverty, protects family assets, improves...

The MACRA Effect

As the United States is shifting to a value-based care model, “MACRA” has become a popular buzzword among healthcare providers this last year. MACRA,...

Thinking Small

Alabama currently has eight counties with no hospital. Over the past six years, Alabama has had five rural hospitals close. This is tied with...

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