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Newswise: KU Cancer Center receives grant to expand clinical trials in rural Kansas

Article ID: 718706

KU Cancer Center receives grant to expand clinical trials in rural Kansas

University of Kansas Cancer Center

The University of Kansas Cancer Center and Midwest Cancer Alliance have been awarded a grant to expand the reach of cancer clinical trials to Kansas’ rural communities.

Released:
9-Sep-2019 6:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Suicide rates climbing, especially in rural America
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    6-Sep-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 718361

Suicide rates climbing, especially in rural America

Ohio State University

Suicide is becoming more common in America, an increase most pronounced in rural areas, new research has found. The study also highlights a cluster of factors, including lack of insurance and the prevalence of gun shops, that are associated with high suicide rates.

Released:
3-Sep-2019 12:00 PM EDT
Newswise: Medicare Patients with Multiple Sclerosis Bear the Burden of Rising Drug Prices
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    26-Aug-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 717878

Medicare Patients with Multiple Sclerosis Bear the Burden of Rising Drug Prices

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

In a decade, Medicare recipients saw a sevenfold increase in out of pocket costs for multiple sclerosis drugs. Spending on these drugs by Medicare itself increased by tenfold.

Released:
23-Aug-2019 7:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 717611

‘Hidden’ Data Exacerbates Rural Public Health Inequities

University of Washington

While some of the data rural public health officials need to better serve their communities and guide public health policy and spending exists, that data is hard to access and use. University of Washington researchers conducted qualitative surveys of rural public health leaders in four Northwest states to find the barriers they face to getting and using data. The results of their research have been published in JAMIA and the researchers are establishing an accessible database with the tools rural officials need to understand and share\ the data.

Released:
18-Aug-2019 8:00 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Newswise: Global Heritage Organization and American Express Partner to Protect Rural Heritage in China

Article ID: 717403

Global Heritage Organization and American Express Partner to Protect Rural Heritage in China

Global Heritage Fund

To protect China’s endangered cultural heritage, San Francisco-based Global Heritage Fund (GHF) and American Express (AMEX) have partnered to support cultural heritage and historic preservation. This groundbreaking partnership helps communities adapt traditional practices to contemporary needs.

Released:
13-Aug-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Arts and Humanities

Article ID: 717228

Grant to help Warner study public health in rural planning

Cornell University

Mildred Warner, professor of city and regional planning in the College of Architecture, Art and Planning, has secured a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to extend her work on multigenerational planning in rural areas.

Released:
8-Aug-2019 2:40 PM EDT
Newswise: Epilepsy Is a Threat to Public Health, Says International Report

Article ID: 716518

Epilepsy Is a Threat to Public Health, Says International Report

International League Against Epilepsy

Worldwide, more than 50 million people are living with epilepsy. As many as 37 million are not receiving treatment, though it can cost as little as US$5 a year and eliminates seizures about two-thirds of the time. These findings and many others are published in "Epilepsy: A public health imperative", a report produced by ILAE, the World Health Organization and the International Bureau for Epilepsy.

Released:
29-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Newswise: UM School of Medicine Awarded HRSA Grant to Establish Rural Residency Program, Partners with University of Maryland Shore Regional Health, Choptank Health System
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    18-Jul-2019 1:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 716007

UM School of Medicine Awarded HRSA Grant to Establish Rural Residency Program, Partners with University of Maryland Shore Regional Health, Choptank Health System

University of Maryland School of Medicine

The University of Maryland School of Medicine is awarded a $750,000 grant to establish a rural residency program to help ensure that there is a pipeline of general practitioners in rural Maryland Eastern Shore counties.

Released:
18-Jul-2019 10:10 AM EDT

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Newswise: Study on extending insulin’s shelf life may have dramatic implications for health care—on Earth and in space

Article ID: 715898

Study on extending insulin’s shelf life may have dramatic implications for health care—on Earth and in space

Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University chemist Gerrick Lindberg is studying whether changing the chemical makeup of the solution in which insulin, and eventually other drugs, is stored can give it a longer shelf life, thus increasing access to diabetes who have a difficult time accessing regular health care resources.

Released:
16-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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