Tuesday, December 7, 2021
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Michigan Telehealth Law Includes Restrictions on Prescriptions

Michigan's new telehealth law, which took effect March 21, 2017, imposes new telehealth practice standards, including restrictions on prescribing controlled substances via telemedicine. The law...

Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Program may be on the Chopping Block

A federal program offering loan forgiveness for college graduates working in public or nonprofit sectors may be on the chopping block in the soon-to-be-released Trump...

Texas is Most Dangerous State to Have a Baby

Maternal mortality rates have been increasing nationwide, but if Texas was a country, it would have the highest in the developed world. For the first...

California Families Fear Pesticide Poisoning

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under Obama proposed an agricultural ban on the pesticide chlorpyrifos based on research documenting the risks for farmworkers and communities,...

Alabama Closes Office of Rural Development

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has signed an executive order to abolish the state's Office of Rural Development. The office's director, former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ron...

Rural Idaho Hospital Thrives While Others are Closing

Lost Rivers Medical Center in Arco, Idaho is the "Tiny Hospital That Could." The little brick hospital tucked away in the mountains was in danger of...

Rural Health Crisis Puts Mothers-to-be on Risky Road

More than 200 rural hospitals have closed their birthing units between 2004 and 2014, according to the University of Minnesota’s Rural Health Research Center. That’s...
By Serge Saint from Mexico City, México

Is Water Pollution Behind Rural Mexico’s Health Woes?

Residents of a rural community in Hidalgo state, north of Mexico City report a myriad of diseases ranging from birth defects to conjunctivitis, which...

Check Out Politico’s Special Rural Health Issue

Politico.com's policy-heavy companion site The Agenda has posted a special rural health issue: Healthcare's new rural frontier  How an Idaho hospital that serves a region with more bears...

PA Veteran Volunteer to Celebrate 100th Birthday

Woodrow Wilson was President when Veteran Volunteer Vincent Savarino was born. This month he will celebrate birthday number 100 during National Volunteer Week at...

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