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Monday, November 6, 2017

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National Rural Health Wire 06-Nov-2017

National Rural Health Day is November 16th, 2017

Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes, with worsening premature death rates, and significant disparities in health outcomes for marginalized populations including African Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap by reframing research and policy analysis, demonstrating the interdependence between rural America and the rest of the nation, and bolstering economic development.

Below is some of the latest news concerning Rural Health in America

Microfinance Institutions Are Found Effective in Delivering Essential Health Products to Underserved Communities on a National Scale While Reducing Costs

New research from The Arnhold Institute for Global Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, suggests that the capabilities of microfinance networks expand well beyond banking, and that tapping into these networks can bring measurable he...

– Mount Sinai Health System

Health Affairs

Embargo expired on 06-Nov-2017 at 16:00 ET

Mothers and Newborns Found to Absorb Chemicals Common in Everyday Products

New research published today suggests that chemicals commonly used in consumer products are being absorbed by pregnant mothers and their newborns. The study, a collaboration between investigators at The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center® at H...

– Hackensack Meridian Health

Can Environmental Toxins Disrupt the Biological “Clock”?

Can environmental toxins disrupt circadian rhythms – the biological “clock” whose disturbance is linked to chronic inflammation and a host of human disorders? Research showing a link between circadian disruption and plankton that have adapted t...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Ecology and Evolution

For Those Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer's, Burnout Is Rampant.

– Arizona State University (ASU)

Climate Change Could Decrease Sun's Ability To Disinfect Lakes

Increasing organic runoff as a result of climate change may be reducing the penetration of pathogen-killing ultraviolet (UV) sunlight in inland lakes, rivers, and coastal waters, according to a new study in the journal Scientific Reports.

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Scientific Reports

The Medical Minute: Helping Hunters Stay Heart Healthy

Hunters with risk factors for heart disease might worry more about having a heart attack while enjoying their sport than being hit by a stray bullet.

– Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

@bswhealth Medical Center - Llano Texas Recognized for Excellence in Outcome & Patient Satisfaction by the TX State Office of Rural Health

– Baylor Scott and White Health

UTHealth, Adult Protective Services Join Forces to Improve Lives of Texas Elderly

The Texas Forensic Assessment Center Network (FACN) has been expanded from children’s services to include adults through a formal agreement between the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) and McGovern Medical School at The Uni...

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

NYU College of Dentistry Awarded $3.6 Million by NIH for Cavity Prevention Research in Rural New Hampshire

Study to Compare Cavity Prevention Techniques in School-based Dental Programs

– New York University

Opioid and Addiction Expert Available to Discuss Trump's Declaration on Opioid Epidemic

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

WVU Experts Available to Talk About Opioid Epidemic in Light of New Designation as Public Health Emergency

– West Virginia University

Texas Tech Plant & Soil Science Creates Local Food and Wine Concentration

The program will be the first of its kind in the U.S. focused on education and promotion of the growing local food and wine movement in Texas.

– Texas Tech University

Link Between Forest Fire Smoke and Pollution Events Discovered

As so often happens in science, UAH doctoral student Aaron Kaulfus was looking for something else when he realized his forest fire smoke research might be significant.

– University of Alabama Huntsville

Environmental Science and Technology, Sept-2017





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