Wyoming health officials say there were six times as many gonorrhea cases in 2016 than in 2012. Natrona County had the highest rate of infection for gonorrhea in 2016, followed by Laramie and Fremont counties. There are several possible explanations...
Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine are hoping that the power of the Internet will help reach people with HIV who are neglecting their health because of fear, stigma or substance abuse. The researchers are testing an...
Dr. Marlys Luebke has been named the South Dakota Academy of Family Physicians 2017 Family Doctor of the Year. She is the first woman to receive the honor. No stranger to the challenges of practicing rural medicine, Luebke believes patient access to...
Supporters of a South Carolina bill requiring insurance companies to cover a year's worth of birth control pills say it will prevent unintended pregnancies and save the state money. Although doctors typically write a yearlong prescription, insurance companies generally pay...
State Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford) has re-introduced a bill that would eliminate the requirement that Pennsylvania nurse practitioners get business contracts with doctors before treating patients on their own. The aim of the bill is to make primary care...
A bill making its way through the Oklahoma Legislature would give rural doctors an income tax break of $25,000 a year. It's an incentive that Oklahoma desperately needs. "It is the way, the only way, to really get people committed...
A University of North Dakota report estimates a potential statewide physician shortage of somewhere between 260 to 360 professionals by 2025. That's quite a shortfall for the sparsely populated state. The 2017 biennial North Dakota health report identifies rural health needs, particularly...
Operated by the New Hanover and Brunswick county health departments, the Miles of Smiles mobile dental clinic stops at 19 schools a year to screen and treat low-income children. With proof of Medicaid enrollment, students are seen for free....
Broome County, NY introduced the Opioid Prevention Pilot Project Friday at the Broome County Health Department. AmeriCorps members will partner with The Rural Health Network of South Central New York other organizations to connect addicts with services and educate the public...
The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs has been awarded the Abraham Lincoln Pillars of Excellence Award from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. This is WDVA’s fourth Pillars of Excellence Award since 2014. The award recognizes outstanding state programs...
Utah Governor Gary Herbert is reaching out after a report found his state has the highest rate of uninsured Hispanic children in the United States. The Georgetown Center for Children and Families and the National Council of La Raza finds...
Lamprey Health Care, a non-profit community health organization, is launching the first Nurse Practitioner Fellowship program in the state of New Hampshire. Nurse Practitioners are key members of the healthcare team providing over 870 million patient visits in 2016. The...
Access Ohio has announced a new service location is now open in Mount Gilead. Access Ohio’s telepsychiatry project provides community mental health program services throughout Ohio’s rural counties by means of telemedicine to persons of all ages diagnosed with co-occurring...
Advanced practice registered nurses would be authorized to sign myriad health-related forms under a bill heard recently by a Nevada state Senate committee. “Nevadans are challenged to access basic health care,” said Senate Co-Majority Whip Joyce Woodhouse, D-Henderson. She explained that...