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Article ID: 711179

Medicaid reimbursement to treat cancer patients with radiation therapy varies widely, study shows

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

A new study finds wide state-by-state variations in Medicaid reimbursements to physicians who treat cancer patients with radiation therapies. These differences could compound existing disparities in access to health care in rural communities, which tend to have higher Medicaid coverage rates than metropolitan areas.

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11-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 710875

Novel Tool Gauges Rural, Older Adults’ Knowledge of Alzheimer’s

Florida Atlantic University

Nursing researchers have developed a novel tool called the “Basic Knowledge of Alzheimer’s Disease,” to measure and assess Alzheimer’s knowledge in rural and underserved communities, in a way that matches their socioeconomic, educational and cultural needs. They put the survey to a test at senior centers in the Florida Glades and Appalachian Virginia, West Virginia, Alabama and North Carolina.

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8-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 710756

Radiation oncology workforce study indicates potential threat to rural cancer care access

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

The newest study of America’s radiation oncology workforce finds that gender and race gaps have narrowed slightly, although persistent and growing geographic disparities point to a need for more equity in access to radiation therapy care. Results of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 2017 Radiation Oncologist Workforce Study are published in the March issue of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics (Red Journal), and an infographic summarizing the results is also available.

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4-Apr-2019 9:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 710637

Research shows impact of poverty on children's brain activity

University of East Anglia

Children born into poverty show key differences in early brain function - according to new research from the University of East Anglia.

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2-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    7-Mar-2019 12:00 PM EST

Article ID: 709118

Do rural populations experience greater worry and fatalism about cancer?

Mayo Clinic

Researchers will answer that question today at the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s 40th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions. People living in rural areas are more likely to have ambiguous beliefs and fears about getting cancer, as well as more fatalistic viewpoints than urban dwellers, reports a research team from Mayo Clinic.

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5-Mar-2019 12:20 PM EST
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Article ID: 709179

Partnership Program Extends Reach of Clinical Trials

University of Kansas Cancer Center

A new, first-of-its kind project from researchers at The University of Kansas Cancer Center aims to boost participation in urologic cancer clinical trials by partnering with community urologists.

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6-Mar-2019 9:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 708059

Verbal Autopsies Conducted by Community Health Workers Capture More Accurate Burden of Disease in Rural Uganda

University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Training community health workers to perform verbal autopsy interviews captured more accurate data about the number and causes of deaths in rural Uganda than current health facility surveillance methods, researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill and in-country partners found. PLOS ONE published the results.

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13-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST

Article ID: 707959

Cornell partners in center to tackle rural schools’ challenges

Cornell University

The National Center for Rural Education Research Networks (NCRERN), announced Feb. 6, will establish and support a network of 60 school districts in New York and Ohio, as scholars work to address challenges facing rural schools. John W. Sipple, associate professor in the Department of Development Sociology at Cornell University, joins scholars from Harvard and Dartmouth, plus state government officials in New York and Ohio, in NCRERN.

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12-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST

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