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Newswise: María de los Ángeles Ortega to Lead Nursing 
Clinical Care for Vulnerable Populations
Released: 29-Jun-2022 8:30 AM EDT
María de los Ángeles Ortega to Lead Nursing Clinical Care for Vulnerable Populations
Florida Atlantic University

Dr. Ortega’s newest role as associate dean of clinical practice now places her at the helm of clinical care for both the Green Memory and Wellness Center and the FAU and Northwest Community Health Alliance's Community Health Center (FAU/NCHA CHC), operated by the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing. She will collaborate with FAU/NCHA CHC executive director Karethy Edwards, Dr.PH, APRN, professor and associate dean for academic programs; and clinical director Desiree’ T. Weems, APRN, a certified nurse practitioner.

Released: 27-Jun-2022 1:45 PM EDT
The latest expert commentary on SCOTUS decisions, including the overturn of Roe v. Wade
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The latest expert commentary and research on SCOTUS decisions, including the overturn of Roe v. Wade

Newswise: WVU Research Finds LGBTQ People Face Barriers to Health Care, Especially in Rural Areas
Released: 23-Jun-2022 9:40 AM EDT
WVU Research Finds LGBTQ People Face Barriers to Health Care, Especially in Rural Areas
West Virginia University

By interviewing researchers and physicians, Zachary Ramsey — a doctoral candidate in the West Virginia University School of Public Health — identified four pressing health issues that sexual and gender minorities face: discrimination, heteronormativity, health care system barriers and the interconnectedness of physical, mental and social health.

Newswise: Rural Communities Under-Resourced to Take on Refugees
Released: 17-Jun-2022 8:05 AM EDT
Rural Communities Under-Resourced to Take on Refugees
University of South Australia

As Australia continues to take on refugees from Ukraine, education experts are calling for essential supports as new research from the University of South Australia shows that rural and regional schools can be under-resourced and ill-prepared to support refugee children and their families.

Released: 16-Jun-2022 12:40 PM EDT
Study that Finds Telemedicine Greatly Increases Access to Hearing Care for Rural Children
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

The Hearing Norton Sound study, which focused on school-based hearing screening programs in rural Alaska, showed that referring children to specialists via telemedicine provides significantly quicker access to follow-up care than referring them to primary care providers.

Released: 14-Jun-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Omicron Hit Rural America Harder Than Cities
University of Cincinnati

The omicron wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in late 2021 and early 2022 spread like a grass fire in America’s densely populated cities but led to higher rates of death in rural counties where vaccinations are lagging.

Released: 14-Jun-2022 3:15 PM EDT
"Yes, optimists live longer" and more research news on Aging for media
Newswise

Here are some of the latest articles that have been added to the Aging channel on Newswise, a free source for journalists.

6-Jun-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Doctors Across State Borders: Telehealth Study Could Inform Policy
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Under special interstate licensure rules, telehealth across state lines rose sharply from before the pandemic, a new study finds. But now that those rules have expired or will soon, the study could help guide those who will decide what happens next.

Newswise: University Hospitals Opens Fourth Food for Life Market
Released: 19-May-2022 5:05 PM EDT
University Hospitals Opens Fourth Food for Life Market
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

University Hospitals opened a fourth Food for Life Market location at UH Conneaut Medical Center. The program will set patients up for success in nutrition and dietary education. The Market is part of a holistic approach to addressing food insecurity and the medical conditions, including chronic health conditions, that are impacted by nutrition and access to healthy food in rural areas and food deserts.

Released: 17-May-2022 1:45 PM EDT
Stress could make us more likable, and other Behavioral Science news tips
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Here are some of the latest articles added to the Behavioral Science channel on Newswise.

Newswise: Study links urbanization to poor ecological knowledge, less environmental action
Released: 4-May-2022 12:55 PM EDT
Study links urbanization to poor ecological knowledge, less environmental action
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

A new study by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and collaborators highlights a sharp contrast between urban and suburban ways of thinking about coastal ecosystems.

Released: 3-May-2022 3:00 PM EDT
The latest expert commentary on the U.S. Supreme Court
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Are you looking for expert commentary on the leaked opinion draft that appears to overturn Roe v. Wade? Newswise has you covered! Below are some of the latest headlines that have been added to the U.S. Supreme Court channel on Newswise.

Newswise: New Study Shows Hybrid Learning Led to Significant Reduction in Covid-19 Spread
Released: 28-Apr-2022 4:50 PM EDT
New Study Shows Hybrid Learning Led to Significant Reduction in Covid-19 Spread
Georgia Institute of Technology

A new study published in BMC Public Health shows that hybrid learning utilizing alternating school days for children offers a significant reduction in community disease spread. Total closure in favor of remote learning, however, offers little additional advantage over that hybrid option.

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Released: 28-Apr-2022 4:05 PM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT of Live Event for April 28th: The Tuskegee Syphilis Study 50 Years Later. Why It Still Matters
Newswise

It’s been 50 years since the Tuskegee Study was disclosed to the American public. In May, a new riveting account of the Study, when government doctors intentionally withheld effective therapy for syphilis for 40 years in 400 African American men, will be published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. The article explains the deeper everlasting lessons of the study.

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Released: 28-Apr-2022 9:55 AM EDT
A Consortium to Create the Next-Generation of Innovation and Talent for the Electric Vehicle Industry
Clemson University

The consortium, named “Collaborative Research: REVVED,” short for Revolutionizing Electric Vehicle Education, is receiving $2.83 million from the National Science Foundation to fund the project.

Newswise: Rural, transgender populations face greater healthcare disparities, WVU research show
Released: 18-Apr-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Rural, transgender populations face greater healthcare disparities, WVU research show
West Virginia University

New research from West Virginia University suggests that transgender and gender diverse individuals in rural areas face greater challenges receiving basic healthcare needs than their counterparts. Up to 61% of participants said they had to travel out of state for gender-related care, while over one-third reported they avoid seeking healthcare altogether for fear of discrimination.

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Released: 12-Apr-2022 3:15 PM EDT
Innovation at Work: Unconventional methods help boost rural quality of life
Iowa State University

There’s a surprising similarity between Iowa and the Czech Republic. It’s led to groundbreaking research at Iowa State into why some rural Iowa towns are thriving, even as their populations shrink.

Newswise: Ochsner St. Anne Hospital Designated a 2022 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital by The Chartis Center for Rural Health
Released: 5-Apr-2022 7:00 AM EDT
Ochsner St. Anne Hospital Designated a 2022 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital by The Chartis Center for Rural Health
Ochsner Health

Ochsner St. Anne Hospital in Raceland, La. has been recognized as a 2022 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital in the United States.

Released: 4-Apr-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Researchers Find Patterns of Handgun Carrying Among Youth in Rural Areas, Building Foundation for Injury Prevention
University of Washington

The first results of research led by the University of Washington into handgun carrying by young people growing up in rural areas has found six distinct patterns for when and how often these individuals carry a handgun.

Newswise: WVU experts discuss all things Appalachia
Released: 14-Mar-2022 11:30 AM EDT
WVU experts discuss all things Appalachia
West Virginia University

West Virginia University hosts the national Appalachian Studies Conference from March 17-20, 2022. Before, during and after the conference, University experts are available to offer insights on Appalachian issues, culture and research.

Newswise: FAU Researchers at Forefront of Alzheimer’s Genetics and Diagnosis
Released: 10-Mar-2022 8:30 AM EST
FAU Researchers at Forefront of Alzheimer’s Genetics and Diagnosis
Florida Atlantic University

Researchers have received grants from the Florida Department of Health’s Ed and Ethel Moore Foundation for Alzheimer’s Disease Research, for programs focused on the mechanism of genes involved in neurodegeneration using novel genetic models, and to develop a culturally relevant model to diagnose and manage dementia in rural underserved communities.

Newswise: UAH researches whether future rural healthcare can be delivered by drones
Released: 22-Feb-2022 10:35 AM EST
UAH researches whether future rural healthcare can be delivered by drones
University of Alabama Huntsville

Collaborators at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) collaborators recently tested drone delivery technologies and approaches for nursing education on campus, with an eye to refining the system for use in the rural United States.

Newswise: New ISU research project will help aging population in rural Iowa
Released: 21-Feb-2022 2:50 PM EST
New ISU research project will help aging population in rural Iowa
Iowa State University

Rather than nursing homes being the default living option as people age, an Iowa State University researcher is looking for ways to improve homes so that people can more easily “age in place.”

Released: 7-Feb-2022 9:40 AM EST
Where Mental Health Help Is Scarce, Telehealth Makes a Big Difference
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

When the nearest psychiatrist’s office is dozens or even hundreds of miles away, a virtual connection may be enough to help people living with serious mental health conditions get effective care through their local primary care clinic, a new study shows.

Released: 1-Feb-2022 2:45 PM EST
Geography affects mental health care
University of Georgia

Substance abuse, access to mental health care and costs remain a burden for people living in rural areas, even if they have private insurance.

Released: 27-Jan-2022 5:00 PM EST
Rural air pollution may be as hazardous as urban, study finds
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

New research shows that chemical reactivity, seasonality and distribution of airborne particulate matter are critical metrics when considering air pollution’s impact on human health.

Released: 26-Jan-2022 1:45 PM EST
The latest news in Behavioral Science for media
Newswise

Here are some of the latest articles we've posted in the Behavioral Science channel.

Released: 24-Jan-2022 3:40 PM EST
The Latest Research News from the Health Disparities Channel
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The latest research news from the Health Disparities Channel.

Newswise: WVU Extension webinar series to focus on sustainable rural tourism in West Virginia
Released: 20-Jan-2022 3:20 PM EST
WVU Extension webinar series to focus on sustainable rural tourism in West Virginia
West Virginia University

The Mountain State’s communities have seen elevated interest in tourism staples and a new national park, and along with the COVID-19 pandemic and work-at-home expansion, have experienced more visitors and new residents. West Virginia University Extension Service experts can help those communities be equipped with the resources and knowledge to sustain the momentum.

Released: 18-Jan-2022 11:25 AM EST
Rural Patients Less Likely to Receive Cardiovascular Care, More Likely to Die from Certain Heart Conditions, Researchers Find
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

In a nationwide study of Medicare beneficiaries, researchers evaluated differences in procedural care and mortality for acute cardiovascular conditions between rural and urban hospitals.

Released: 13-Jan-2022 8:30 AM EST
There’s no longer one rural America – could there be five?
Ohio State University

While people often talk about “rural America” as if it describes just one way of living, a new study identified five different types of rural communities in Ohio.

Newswise: K-12 experience, population density among factors that support rural ‘brain gain’
Released: 11-Jan-2022 1:05 PM EST
K-12 experience, population density among factors that support rural ‘brain gain’
Iowa State University

Researchers found college graduates between 34 and 43 years of age were more likely to return to the rural communities where they grew up if they had a strong attachment to their public K-12 schools. Lower population density and overall education levels in a community also played a role.

Released: 3-Jan-2022 10:00 AM EST
New ISU project will design 3D-printed housing for rural Iowa
Iowa State University

The Iowa Economic Development Authority awarded a $1.4 million Strategic Infrastructure Program grant to ISU's College of Design’s 3D Affordable Innovative Technologies Housing Project. The ISU team will use the funding to find faster, cheaper solutions to meet the demand for affordable housing with 3D-printed homes.

Released: 22-Dec-2021 12:55 PM EST
Rates of premature heart attack death vary by sex, race and region in the US
American Heart Association (AHA)

Middle-aged adults, men, Black adults and adults living in rural counties have significantly higher heart attack death rates before the age of 65 compared to women, white adults and people living in urban counties, according to new research published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, an open access, peer-reviewed journal of the American Heart Association.

Newswise: High-speed internet crucial to rural small businesses
Released: 13-Dec-2021 4:50 PM EST
High-speed internet crucial to rural small businesses
South Dakota State University

A survey in five small communities in eastern South Dakota showed 94% of business owners recognized how important high-speed internet is to their operations and to community growth.

Released: 22-Nov-2021 9:00 AM EST
Radiology Health Equity Coalition to Address Health Care Disparities
American College of Radiology (ACR)

Eight major radiology organizations are collaborating to form the Radiology Health Equity Coalition. The Coalition is developing concrete steps that individual radiologic professionals, practices and healthcare institutions can take to advance healthcare equity in radiology and beyond.

Released: 17-Nov-2021 2:15 PM EST
$18.9 Million NIH Award to Address Health Disparities
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received $18.9 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support new research and interventions that will focus on reducing cancer and cardiovascular disease disparities among people who live in rural areas and African American populations across Arkansas.

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Released: 22-Oct-2021 5:10 PM EDT
UCI-led study projects health insurance and population growth rates among undocumented Latino immigrants with an eye toward health equity
University of California, Irvine

Lithium is a common medication prescribed to patients with psychiatric disorders, namely bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and depression. It is used as a mood stabilizer and lessens the intensity of manic episodes, with particular benefit in reducing suicidality. While highly effective, the drug requires routine blood monitoring, which can be uncomfortable, expensive, and inconvenient for patients who must travel to clinical labs for frequent blood testing.

18-Oct-2021 5:30 PM EDT
People with cancer and cancer survivors in low-income and rural areas face greater risk of suicide
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Cancer is an unwelcome blow for anyone, but those diagnosed with cancer who live in low-income and rural areas face an increased risk of suicide compared with those living in high-income and urban areas, according to a study by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston).

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Released: 14-Oct-2021 3:45 PM EDT
Telehealth continues to substitute for in-person care among older adults, but rural use lags
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

About one in six doctor’s office visits by older Americans no longer takes place in an actual doctor’s office, but rather online or over the phone, a new analysis of telehealth visits billed to Medicare in the past two years finds.

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Released: 12-Oct-2021 11:15 AM EDT
Survey highlights pandemic’s effects on mental and physical health in rural Iowa
Iowa State University

Recently published survey data reveal how the pandemic has affected Iowa’s rural communities differently. The survey, led by an Iowa State University rural sociologist, asked thousands of Iowans to gauge how the pandemic has impacted their physical and mental health.

6-Oct-2021 2:00 PM EDT
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia-led Study Finds that Biggest Share of U.S. Obstetric Hospitals Deliver Fewer than 500 Babies Per Year
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

A research team led by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has analyzed the birth volume and geographic distribution of obstetric hospitals across the United States and found that a plurality of those hospitals delivers fewer than 500 infants per year. The researchers also found that nearly a fifth of low-volume hospitals are more than 30 miles from another obstetric hospital, and more than half are in rural communities.

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Released: 4-Oct-2021 3:15 PM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Leverage Fact Check to Promote Experts: Newswise Live Webinar on Sept. 29th
Newswise

Join the Newswise editorial team to learn how our Fact Check submission option can help your experts get placements with their commentary about important topics.

Newswise: Study reveals rates of the most common form of liver cancer are rising in rural areas while slowing in urban areas
Released: 15-Sep-2021 7:05 AM EDT
Study reveals rates of the most common form of liver cancer are rising in rural areas while slowing in urban areas
Keck Medicine of USC

Study reveals rates of the most common form of liver cancer are rising in rural areas while slowing in urban areas

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26-Aug-2021 12:30 PM EDT
UM School of Medicine Study Finds Mobile Telemedicine Unit as Effective as Traditional Clinics to Treat Opioid Addiction in Rural Areas
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Rural regions in the U.S. have been disproportionately affected by the opioid epidemic, while also having the fewest number of programs to treat opioid use disorder.

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Released: 19-Aug-2021 3:00 PM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Breakthrough Cases and COVID Boosters: Live Expert Panel for August 18, 2021
Newswise

Expert Q&A: Do breakthrough cases mean we will soon need COVID boosters? The extremely contagious Delta variant continues to spread, prompting mask mandates, proof of vaccination, and other measures. Media invited to ask the experts about these and related topics.

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Released: 4-Aug-2021 8:40 AM EDT
COVID-19 Infection Rate Low Among Rural Health Care Workers
South Dakota State University

Antibody testing of health care workers in three rural counties in eastern South Dakota and western Minnesota showed 15% had antibodies to the novel coronavirus.

Released: 28-Jul-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Global Dementia Cases Forecasted to Triple by 2050
Alzheimer's Association

Positive trends in global education access are expected to decrease dementia prevalence worldwide by 6.2 million cases by the year 2050.


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