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Newswise: The divide between us: Urban-rural political differences rooted in geography
Released: 19-Feb-2020 2:40 PM EST
The divide between us: Urban-rural political differences rooted in geography
Washington University in St. Louis

A new study by Washington University in St. Louis political scientists finds that how close people live to a major metropolitan area and their town’s population density play a significant role in shaping their political beliefs and partisan affiliation.

Newswise: Rifles and Shotguns Used More Often in Youth and Rural Suicides
Released: 10-Feb-2020 9:00 AM EST
Rifles and Shotguns Used More Often in Youth and Rural Suicides
Johns Hopkins Medicine

The public has long thought that handguns are more responsible for human deaths, including suicides, than long guns such as rifles and shotguns, which have been believed to be more commonly used for hunting or protection from wild animals. But now, in an analysis of data from 16 years of gun suicides in Maryland, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers found that long guns were used more often in suicides by kids and teens than by adults, and were more commonly used in suicide by people in rural counties.

Newswise: Preventing opioid misuse in the rural America
Released: 6-Feb-2020 12:20 PM EST
Preventing opioid misuse in the rural America
South Dakota State University

Nearly 2,500 adolescents and adults in rural communities across South Dakota are better prepared to prevent opioid misuse through SDSU Extension’s Strengthening the Heartland Program.

Released: 6-Feb-2020 10:25 AM EST
Gaps Remain in Rural Opioid Crisis Research
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rural areas have been hit hard by the opioid crisis, but few studies have been done to understand how to improve access to treatment and reduce the overdose death rate in these communities, according to a new study by Rutgers University, the University of Michigan, and Wayne State University.

Released: 27-Jan-2020 10:45 AM EST
Rural kids carrying handguns is ‘not uncommon’ and starts as early as sixth grade
University of Washington

Roughly one-third of young males and 1 in 10 females in rural communities have carried a handgun, reports a new University of Washington study. And, the study found, many of those rural kids started carrying as early as the sixth grade.

Released: 24-Jan-2020 9:50 AM EST
As Rural Hospital Closures Continue, CRNAs Offer a Safe, Affordable Solution
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

“Rural healthcare systems are fighting for their lives,” according to Randall Moore, DNP, MBA, CRNA and CEO of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA). “Statistics remain grim.”

Newswise: University of Illinois College of Medicine decreases tuition
Released: 17-Jan-2020 12:15 AM EST
University of Illinois College of Medicine decreases tuition
University of Illinois at Chicago

The University of Illinois College of Medicine will reduce its tuition rates for all students, beginning with the 2020-21 academic year. The decision was approved today by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.

Newswise: New research identifies obstacles to early detection of skin cancer in rural western states
Released: 9-Jan-2020 10:05 AM EST
New research identifies obstacles to early detection of skin cancer in rural western states
Texas State University

Residents of rural, sparsely-populated "frontier counties" in the Western U.S. face higher incidents of skin cancer and related mortality rates.

Released: 12-Dec-2019 11:25 AM EST
UT Southwestern Medical Center expands to RedBird
UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern and Reimagine RedBird have signed an agreement for UT Southwestern to establish a new medical center, expanding health care services, and providing southern Dallas residents more convenient access to UT Southwestern’s best-in-class medical care in their own community.



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